President’s Medal Recipients

Tower

 

President Francis J. Kerins (1969-1974)

1973

Thomas M. Flavin
Board of Trustees

Genelle K. Mantz
Office of Public Instruction
Education Specialist, Springfield

Mrs. & Mrs. William Schomburg (Coletta Fitzgerald ’42)
Chairs of Alumni Fund

Dr. Frank P. Weberg (posthumously)
Faculty member 1937-73

 

1974

Sr. Margaret Duffy, OSF
Registrar

Bryron O. Lee, Jr.
Board of Trustees

Rev. Harold Niedzwiecki
Faculty, Assistant to President

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Placher, Jr.
(Joann Kelley ’60)

Director of Alumni Affairs

 

President John C. Orr (1974-94)

1975

Mrs. Angeline Bydalek
Alumni Association

Dr. Arnold Good
Director of Continuing Education

William Joyce, Jr.
Board of Trustees

Marjorie A. Marion
Deputy Director of Self Study

 

1976

Robert Thomas
First lay president, Board of Trustees

Sr. Francine Zeller, OSF
Superior, Sisters of St. Francis

Irvin Oesterreich
Professor of History

 

1977

Rev. Dismas Kalcic, O.S.B.,
Executive VP, Vice President for Academic Affairs

 

1978

Mrs. Harold E. Moser
(Margaret Donovan ’36)
Board of Trustees

 

1980

Frank J. Turk, Sr.
Board of Trustees

 

1981

Linda Major
Director of Financial Aid

 

1982

William J. Joyce, Sr.
Advisory Board

James P. McCarthy
Lay and Advisory board

Daniel O’Connell
Board of Trustees

Dr. Philip Steinkrauss
Academic Vice President

 

1983

LaVerne Brown
Board of Trustees

 

1985

Mary Busse
Long-time food service employee

 

1986

Evelyn Rowland
Benefactor

 

1989

W. Starr Johnston
Benefactor

 

1995

Gordon Gillespie
Athletics

 

President James A. Doppke (1996-2002)

1997

John C. Orr
President 1974-95; Chancellor 1995-’97

 

1998

Francis E. George, O.M.I.
Archbishop of Chicago

Wayne Huffman
Board of Trustees (upon retirement from Board)

Douglas P. Hutchison
Board of Trustees (upon resignation)

John H. Leach
Benefactor

Cecily E. Leach
Benefactor

Joan Ryan Danielson (posthumously)
Benefactor

 

2000

Marx A. Gibson
Friend of Community

 

2002

Shirley J. Williams
Dean, College of Education

Michael J. Brown
Vice President for Business Affairs

 

Board of Trustees presentation

2002

James A. Doppke
Retiring President

 

President Michael J. Vinciguerra (2002-2013)

2006

Most. Rev. Joseph L. Imesch
Bishop, Diocese of Joliet

 

2008

Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Weinandy, O.F.M., Cap.
Executive Director for the Secretariat for Doctrine at
the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

John Mezera
City Manager (retired)
City of Joliet, Ill.

 

2009

James Roolf
President, First Midwest Bank

 

2011

Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D.
President
St. Bonaventure University

 

2012

Patricia S. Wheeler
Trustee

Robert H. Wheeler, J.D.
Associate Director of Emmaus Formation for Ministry Program
Catholic Theological Union at Chicago
Chicago, IL

 

2013

Most. Rev. Joseph L. Imesch
Bishop, Diocese of Joliet (retired)