William C. Preusse (chemical engineering '48) of Port Washington, Wisconsin, retired in January as technical director of Milwaukee-based Ace Chemical Products after 54 years. He secured four U.S. patents in the late 1950s while working for Olin Chemicals in New Haven, Connecticut.
Fred Thulin (mechanical engineering '48) is vice president of architecture and engineering at Applied Design Associates in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. He has 13 children, 31 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
C. Ray Carlson (chemical engineering '52) of Pasadena, California, is active in the Rotary Club of Altadena. He teaches business and entrepreneurship in high schools in California, Israel, and Uganda, hoping to help reduce poverty through job creation.
Vito Brugliera (electrical engineering '55) is retired from professional duties. He worked at Motorola and Zenith in mobile communications, government, special products, consumer electronics and cable television and was an expert witness in technical antitrust litigation. He has been a consultant in the consumer electronics and cable industry for the last six years. He has presented numerous papers at technical conferences in the United States and Europe. He is on the board of directors of Access Credit Union and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Foundation. His current activities include involvement in Evanston civic issues and trying to keep up with the intellectual curiosities of his four grandchildren.
Tony Ridley (MS '56) was profiled in Debrett's People of Today by Debrett's Peerage, Ltd.
Patrick E. Milks (electrical engineering '58, Kellogg '67) of Winnetka, Illinois, retired as a registered professional engineer.
John R. Erisman (mechanical engineering '60) of Boise, Idaho, retired from Hewlett-Packard in 2000. He managed the technical marketing and quality programs for the LaserJet supplies division for seven years.
Charles A. Wentz Jr. (mechanical engineering PhD '62) of Edwardsville, Illinois, is chairman and CEO of Wentz Health Care in Lebanon, Illinois, and CEO of International Scientific Management in Edwardsville. He has published textbooks in the environmental and safety fields and is included in Who's Who in the World.
Michael Griffith (chemical engineering '63) and his wife, Donna Reyburn Griffith (SESP '64), are enjoying their retirement. He is president of the Exchange Club, and they enjoy spending time with their son, Scott, daughter-in-law,and triplet grandchildren.
James Funk (electrical engineering '66) of Charleston, South Carolina, is the author of a new book entitled Three Rivers Form an Ocean: Vignettes of Life in Charleston, SC.
Richard Forrest (chemical engineering '67) was profiled as the president of Forrest Paint in The (Eugene, Oregon) Register Guard.
William D. Ford (chemical engineering MS '68, PhD '71) was elected to the board of directors of Air Products. He is an emeritus member of the McCormick Advisory Council.
Tsuyoshi Mifune (mechanical engineering PhD '69) just moved with his family to a new location near Tokyo Disneyland and Disney-Sea.
Ted N. Fishman (computer science '72) of Chicago recently established Zarez, a management consulting organization that helps businesses and individuals improve performance. He also started a leadership development program for teens, America's Rising Stars.
John J. Rashak (MS '73) of White House Station, New Jersey, an engineer for New York's Department of Environmental Conservation, also leads sports workshops and expeditions across the country. He volunteered as a bicycle marshal for the Multiple Sclerosis Society's annual ride. He and a friend ran a bicycle touring and repair workshop in Blairstown, New Jersey.
Vivek Ragavan (electrical engineering '74) was appointed to the board of directors of Riverhead Networks. He is a member of the McCormick Advisory Council.
Ralph C. Daehn (materials science MS '75) of Wayne, Illinois, is president of R. C. Daehn and Associates and an engineering consultant. He also volunteers with the Blackfeet Buffalo Horse Coalition near Browning, Montana, assisting the tribe's children in raising and training Spanish mustangs.
Fazlollah “Behrooz” Nouraei (civil and environmental engineering '75) owns a construction company in Iran and builds residential complexes. He and his wife have two sons and a daughter.
Mark Alan Ross (chemical engineering '75) became a business consultant with Aspen Technology in Rockville, Maryland, last year after moving from southern California.
Barton J. Adrian (BS combined studies '77) of Milwaukee celebrated 20 years as a meteorologist at WITI-TV but mostly enjoys life with his wife and four sons.
Willard S. Evans Jr. (electrical engineering '77, Kellogg '81) was named vice president of Peoples Gas Operations, a subsidiary of Peoples Energy Corporation.
David Mausner (civil and environmental engineering '77) became a principal with Daugherty Systems in Oak Brook, Illinois, an information technology consultancy firm. He and his wife, Gale, have two children in college and a son in high school. Mausner enjoys road biking.
Chaim Scheff ('77) of Jerusalem is a senior patent attorney and founder of 01 Patents Ltd. The firm secures patents for income-generating facilities and has access to Fortune 500 companies.
Anthony Wilkins (electrical engineering '79) was named a senior vice president at the Northern Trust Co.
Roger Jensen (civil and environmental engineering '81) of Beaverton, Oregon, married Julie Lamothe on May 14, 2003. He is operations engineering manager for Sun Microsystems in Hillsboro, Oregon.
William Bachrach (civil and environmental engineering MS '82, PhD '85) was named vice president and chief technology officer for KEMET Corp.
Alan S. Lipson (mechanical engineering '82) of Raleigh, North Carolina, is a senior marketing manager for strategy and new business development in IBM's local retail store solutions division. He is also president of the Raleigh Civic Symphony Association and a sponsor of the symphony and the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra. He and his wife, Janice, had a daughter, Caroline Huffman, on May 27, 2003.
William P. Schonberg (civil and environmental engineering MS '83, PhD '87) is chair of the civil engineering department at the University of Missouri–Rolla. He completed a three-year, $2–3 million expansion and renovation project of the building housing his department. In 2004 the department was ranked 24th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, the first time that a “big 3” engineering program (civil, electrical, or mechanical engineering) in
the state of Missouri has been nationally ranked.
Curt J. Andersson (electrical engineering '83) was appointed president of Cooper Crouse-Hinds, a division of Cooper Industries Ltd.
Cesare R. Mainardi (industrial engineering '84, MME '85, Kellogg '86) was named senior vice president of the Cleveland office of Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy and technological consultancy.
Lawrence Rusinko (industrial engineering '84, Kellogg '89) is joining Friendly Ice Cream Corp. as senior vice president of marketing.
Patrick A. Tomcheck (civil and environmental engineering '84) works for the Los Angeles airport system as a member of the Ground Transportation Planning and Design Section. The group works to improve the flow of traffic at Los Angeles International Airport and runs its Traffic Management Center.
Chris Dieckmann (mechanical engineering '85) accepted a promotion from Honeywell's defense and space electronics systems to its federal manufacturing and technologies department. He now leads the quality services organization as manager of engineering projects.
Scott P. Halstead (industrial engineering '85) of San Francisco was named chief financial officer at WageWorks in San Mateo, California, in May 2003. He oversees the financial operations of the company, a national providerof employer-sponsored health care benefits and services.
Edward C. Rosenthal (industrial engineering and management sciences PhD '85) of Philadelphia is a professor of management science and operations management at the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University. He received the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching from the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation in April 2003.
Neil Bhattacharyya (chemical engineering '88) is assistant professor of otolaryngology at Harvard Medical School and practices at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
In February Boston magazine named him one of the city's best doctors.
Ahsan Basha (biomedical engineering '89) and his wife, Sameena, are the parents of Zahra, born December 17, 2001, and Riyah. Basha is a physician and started a practice in oncology and hematology.
Mohammed Hamed (civil and environmental engineering MS '89) of Amman, Jordan, is director general of the Public Transport Regulatory Commission in Jordan and professor of transportation planning at Jordan University of Science and Technology.
Kurt B. Thaus (MEM '89) was appointed senior vice president and chief information officer of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.
Rhonda Smith Ferguson (industrial engineering '91) was named a partner at the Cleveland law firm Baker & Hostetler and specializes in sports and entertainment law, white-collar criminal defense, and public law. She and her husband have two children, Kristen and Alex.
Peter C. Stueckemann (chemical engineering '91) is district sales manager for TAP Pharmaceuticals. He, his wife, and sons Ryan and Jacob moved to Florida from Chicago in 2001.
Roy M. Tan Alojado (industrial engineering '92) of Manhattan Beach, California, is an associate brand manager for Hot Wheels at Mattel in El Segundo. He received an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in 2002.
David M. Jenks (biomedical engineering '92) became an internist for Advanced Healthcare in Milwaukee after completing his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1999. He and his wife, Dana Akanova, have a 5-year-old daughter, Madina.
Timothy J. Noffke (chemical engineering '92) is director of business segment operations at Integrated Project Management in Burr Ridge, Illinois, and father to Elissa Claire, born April 30, 2003.
Lt. Comdr. Robert C. Nowakowski (biomedical engineering '92) of San Diego was named staff engineer for the quality engineering department at Qualcomm, where he received a five-year Excellence Award. He is father to Parker Jordan, born May 23, 2003. He is now a training officer for the Naval Reserve unit stationed in San Diego.
Lemuel Deen Amen (civil and environmental engineering MS '93) was profiled as one of “40 under 40” in Crain's Chicago Business.
Ernest R. Roberts III (civil and environmental engineering '93) is getting married in May 2004. He received his professional engineering license in civil engineering in January 2003. After 10 years as a project engineer at the Illinois Department of Transportation, he accepted a position as a project manager/ senior civil engineer at Infrastructure Engineering in downtown Chicago.
Rita D. Beckford (environmental engineering '94) is a family physician at MetroHealth in Cleveland and a certified group fitness instructor and personal trainer. After gaining 100 pounds during pregnancy, she lost weight and now promotes fitness on radio and television programs.
Isabella W. Ng (electrical engineering '94) of Hong Kong is a partner at Niceright Consulting specializing in human rights services for South Asia and the greater China region.
Mark Price (biomedical engineering '94) began a residency in orthopedic surgery at Harvard last summer after graduating from the Harvard/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology combined medical and doctoral program. He is the father of Henry Charles, born December 4, 2002.
James Bicos (biomedical engineering '95) and his wife, Sara, are the parents of Joshua Aristotelis, born October 25, 2002. Bicos is a fourth-year orthopedic surgery resident at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.
Scott P. Voegele (electrical engineering '95) is enjoying the West Coast with his daughter, Lauren, who celebrated her first birthday recently. He completed the MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2002 and is currently senior product manager at 2Wire, Inc., a privately held residential broadband equipment company headquartered in San Jose, California. His wife, Cindy, works as a corporate strategy manager at Health Net, Inc.
Richard F. Bowen (MEM '96) is an operations engineer for Dominion Power's power station in Surry County, Virginia. He retired from the Navy as a lieutenant commander in August 2002 after 20 years of service, including 2 years as a Naval ROTC instructor at Northwestern.
Daryl Morey (computer science '96) of Natick, Massachusetts, is vice president of operations and information for the Boston Celtics. He has been a consultant for STATS, Inc., a supplier of sports statistics, projecting the careers of players. Morey and his wife, Ellen Halleran Morey (mechanical engineering '96), are the parents of Scott, born in January 2002.
Melinda S. Zalma (electrical engineering '96) of New York was ordained a rabbi at the Jewish Theological Seminary in May 2003 and plans to enter the Naval Reserve as a chaplain.
Tim F. Hanifin (civil and environmental engineering '98) of Chicago was named project manager of Graycor Construction Co. in Homewood, Illinois, in January. He began his career at Graycor as a Northwestern co-op student and continued as a full-time engineer after graduation.
Aaron T. Howell (mechanical engineering '98) recently completed a master of information systems management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. He is engaged to Loretta Lenzke (Weinberg '99).
Schazeril Shamsuddin (electrical engineering '98) is a senior electrical engineer with Optimal Group of Companies, a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Petronas. His wife is Makhzum Ismail (electrical engineering '98).
Fei Yeh (biomedical engineering '98, electrical engineering '98) earned a master's degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern in 2001.
Brett D. Gerwin (biomedical engineering '99) received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in May 2003. He began an internship in July and will begin a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Alabama's Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital in July 2004.
Jalonne White-Newsome (chemical engineering '99) married in August 2003 and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a master's degree in environmental engineering in December 2003.
Alissa R. Livingston (mechanical engineering '00, manufacturing engineering '00) of Lexington, Kentucky, entered Columbia Business School in September to study international business and finance.
Alfred Crosby (materials science and engineering PhD '01) is an assistant professor in the department of polymer science and engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Joseph B. Moore (industrial engineering '01) of Chicago completed his first year of law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law and studied in Spain during summer 2003.
Meghan K. Scanlon (mechanical engineering '01) was married to Rudy Ruschmann on October 25, 2003, in North Palm Beach, Florida.
Scott Brendan Secrest (chemical engineering '01), a first lieutenant in the Marine Corps, is stationed for the next three years in Kailua, Hawaii. He married Victoria Glandon (industrial engineering '02) on May 10, 2003.
Michael G. Charnota (industrial engineering '02) of Acton, Massachusetts, graduated from the Navy's Nuclear Power School at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, South Carolina, this year.
Emre Dilber (industrial engineering '02) of Chicago is a financial analyst at Quantitative Risk Management, a systems development and consulting firm specializing in interest risk management systems for mortgage pipeline hedging and balance-sheet management.
Michael David Lietz (computer engineering '02) is an assistant technical coordinator for Express, a division of the Limited. He married Jessica Peresta (Weinberg '01) on September 7, 2002.
Chanda Davis (mechanical engineering '03) was quoted in the New York Times in October 2003 about her postcollege expectations. She is one of the first young alumni members of the McCormick Advisory Council.
Nicole R. Reitz (chemical engineering '03) of Rocky Hill, Connecticut, was one of 48 students chosen for Lincoln Financial Group's three-year management preparation program. She is spending the first year at Lincoln Life in Hartford, Connecticut, as an underwriter and part of the new business team.In memoriam
John Sanderson Jr., '32, MS '42
Philip K. McCullough, '33
Harry L. Storch, '34
Burton G. Beamer, '35
Leslie W. Bennett, '35
Vladimir Haensel, '35
Capt. Mark Gantar, '40
William C. Holton, '44
Richard L. Petritz, '44, '46, MS '47
James H. F. Tramel Jr., '44
Robert B. Banks, '47, MS '49
Neil A. Carter, '48, '48
Raymond J. Graham, '48
Patrick McDonald Jr., MS '51, PhD'53
John R. McNeil, '51
Richard W. Walker, '52
George W. Bauman, '53
Norman W. Jenewein, '53
Frederick W. Pfeiffer, '53
Louis Takacs, '53
Allen M. Voss, '53
Charles P. Johnson, '54
James H. Kelley, '58, MS '60
Richard A. Ogren, '66
Donald Carter Davis, PhD '96
Michael A. Massing, MS '96
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