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2008 Honorees

School of Business

  • Mr. Ralph Korte - 1968 BS in Business - Chairman of the Board, The Korte Company, Highland, Ill.
  • Mr. Timothy Keenan - 1985 MBA - Chief Executive Officer and Founder, High Performance Technologies, Reston, Va.

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Ms. Patricia Mercurio - 1972 BA in Philosophy - President, The Bank of America, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Mr. Scott Alspach - 1988 BS in Math Studies/Statistics/1989 BM in Music/Jazz Performance - The Matrix, Studio City, Calif.
  • Mr. Mark Showers - 1977 BA in Math and Chemistry - Chief Information Officer, Monsanto Corporation, St. Louis, Mo.
  • Col. John "Jay" Flournoy, Jr. - 1986 BA in Government - Commander, 932nd Airlift Wing, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.

School of Dental Medicine

  • Dr. Valerie Murrah - 1980 DMD - Professor and Chair, Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Dentistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.

School of Education

  • Ms. Maureen Black - 1982 BS/1989 MS in Speech Pathology - Executive Director and Owner, Black Bear Academy and Clinical Assist, Chicago, Ill.
  • Dr. Frances Karanovich - 1971 BS/1974 MSED in Elementary Education - Assistant Professor of Education Leadership, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

School of Engineering

  • Mr. Paul Galeski - 1983 BSE in Electrical Engineering - President and Chief Executive Officer, MAVERICK Technologies, LLC, Columbia, Ill.
  • Mr. Richard Oller - 1976 BS in Environmental Systems Tech. - President, Oller Engineering, Inc., Lubbock, Texas.

School of Nursing

  • Ms. Crystal Lask - 2004 BS in Nursing - Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Project Coordinator, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, St. Peters, Mo.
  • Ms. Nancy Weston - 1977 BS in Nursing/1994 MS in Medical and Surgical Nursing - Vice President of Nursing Services, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.