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Recapping November 2016

Be sure to send us your news and we’ll publish it in the next issue of Maroon & Gold. Enjoy!
Shellie Schwanke ’87
Director of Alumni Relations

Lydia Presley '13

Lydia Presley ’13

Jordan Vardon '05

Jordan Vardon ’05


Valerie Rosholt Fulk ’63 is retired and living in Marana, AZ.

Edward Finch ’69 had a book signing on Nov. 17 for his new novel “Elegy,” which is set in northwest Illinois and traverses the Roaring ’20s, the Great Depression and World War II.


Glenn Miller ’77 is a QC Specialist for Frosch Travel. He lives in Valley Village, CA.


Marsha St. Peter Vitiello ’80 retired from Elgin Mental Health Center and is living in Momence, IL.

Julia Gray ’85 is self-employed and living in Vancouver, WA.

Ron Eckland ’87 is an attorney with RE Law Group, LLC.  He lives in Cumming, GA.


Dr. Rebecca Giorno-McConnell ’95 is an Associate Professor of Biology at Louisiana Tech University.

Dr. Mellisa Thompson Holtzman ’95 is a Professor of Sociology at Ball State University.


Phillip Sanfratello ’04 is an account manager for LifeSource/ ITXM. He lives in Downers Grove, IL.

Jordan Vardon ’05 and his wife Kerri are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Ada Leigh, on Sept. 10, 2016. Her big brother Jack is thrilled.

Lydia Presley ’13 was recently honored by the University of Nebraska Lincoln with the Othmer Fellowship, which is intended to assist in recruiting exceptional scholars. Lydia is currently working on her Ph.D. in the English department and enjoys teaching Freshman composition to 46 wonderful students.

Eric Lopez ’14 is an 8th grade special education teacher for Woodland School District 50. He lives in Lindehurst, IL.

In Memoriam

Eleanor Betzelberger Zimmerman ’41  (4/24/1920 to 11/16/2016)

Lyovonne Trad ’53  (7/7/1931 to 11/14/2016)

Bernie Remmert ’67  (6/18/1929 to 11/13/2016)

Gloria Williams Mims ’71  (8/31/1949 to 11/1/2016)

Allan Watkins ’71  (3/4/1949 to 6/15/2016)

John Trojcak ’77  (8/25/1955 to 11/12/2016)

John Moore ’80  (5/2/1958 to 11/9/2016)

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