|Mark your calendars now for Homecoming, November 2, 1996.
A good time will be had by all!
Thomas G. Beebe (BS Business Administration), aged
94, wrote to Insight in November to tell us that he was
recovering from cancer surgery. He retired in 1974 after 48 years
with the New York Daily News where he had worked in the
advertising department. Mr. Beebe lives in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Sheldon F. Good (BS Marketing), chairman of Sheldon
F. Good & Company, has been named World President Elect of
FIABCI the International Real Estate Federation, comprised of
108 national real estate associations from 52 countries throughout
the world. He will be installed as World President at the FIABCI
World Congress in May 1996 in Tokyo, Japan.
Earl C. (Cliff) Johnson, Jr. (BS Business Administration),
who retired three years ago from Peoples Energy Corporation in
Chicago, has moved to the Chapel Hill, North Carolina area for
milder winters and a longer golf season.
Gant Redmon (BS/LLB Commerce & Law), managing partner
of Redmon, Boykin & Braswell, Alexandria, Virginia, was honored
on November 18 by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce as their
Business Leader of the Year. He served as chair of the Alexandria
Chamber in 1989 and continues to be active in the organization.
Richard C. Slater (BS Management) has been promoted
to senior executive vice president and chief lending officer at
the Glenview State Bank. He has been with Glenview for 3 1/2 years.
Previously, he was a senior vice president in commercial banking
at the 1st National Bank of Des Plaines. Mr. Slater lives in Barrington,
Mahmoud Bazaraa (PhD Business Administration) made
a return visit to the UI campus last fall, his first since graduating.
Dr. Bazaraa, who specialized in marketing, joined the Faculty
of Commerce at Cairo University in 1973 and became Dean in September
J. Michael Martin (BS Accountancy), partner in the
Champaign office of McGladrey & Pullen, was elected to the
national board of directors of the firm in September 1995.
Jay Jewett (BS Accountancy), is area manager in Central
America for Bristol Meyers Squibb. His home base is Panama.
Richard D. Schonhoff (BS Finance) was named president,
chief executive officer, and director of Northern Trust Bank/O'Hare,
as of November 1995. Mr. Schonhoff, who earned an MBA from DePaul,
joined the bank in 1969. He has held many positions at the bank,
most recently that of head of mortgage banking, and served as
senior credit officer for the Personal Financial Services Business
Unit. Mr. Schonhoff is active in professional and community organizations,
including the college Business Advisory Council, the University
Alumni Association, and the Evans Scholars Alumni Association.
He and his wife Lorraine live in Darien, Illinois, with their
two sons and a daughter.
Melanie (Sayles) Hummer (MAS, BS Accountancy, 1971)
passed the last level of the chartered financial analyst examinations
in 1995. Also a certified financial planner and a CPA, she is
a portfolio manager at Wayne Hummer & Co., a Chicago investment
company. She and her husband William have two children, a son
Grant, aged 9, and daughter Merritt, aged 7.
Jesus Magaña (MBA) is vice chancellor of the
Universidad Panamericana, Mexico.
Benjamin J. Allen (PhD, MA '73 Economics) has become
the dean of the College of Business at Iowa State University.
Before joining Iowa State in 1979, he taught at Washington State
University and served in the US Department of Transportation as
a Brookings Economics Policy Fellow. Allen returned to the UIUC
as the Visiting McKinley Professor of Economics and Public Utilities.
He has also held the Oren Harris Chair in Transportation at the
University of Arkansas.
James L. Polak, Sr. (MBA) has joined PPG Industries as
director of production and distribution.
Duane E. Lee (BS Finance) joined Cannon Financial Institute,
Inc., Athens, Georgia, as executive vice president. He is a specialist
in trust operations, custody, investments, and employee benefits.
George E. Havel (BS Accountancy), midwest financial
controller of Citicorp North America, completed the requirements
for the designation Real Property Administrator (RPA) of the Building
Operations Managers Association in November 1995. He maintains
contact with his alma mater through the college's Office of Real
Estate Research events.
Robert B. Allen (BS Business Administration) is the
General Manager of the Orland Square Shopping Center. He recently
earned the professional designation of Certified Shopping Center
Manager from the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Stephen R. Capellin (BS Accountancy) is chief financial
officer of Champaign Asphalt Co. He and his wife Alison B. (Meyer)
Cappellin (BS 1985 Business Administration) live in Champaign
with their two children Stephen Anthony, born May 6, 1992, and
Catherine Brooks, born December 18, 1994. Alumni relatives include
grandfather, William J. Meyer `51, uncles Steven E. Meyer `80
and Charles M. Cappellin, BA `80, MA `82, and various other great
uncles and cousins.
Douglas J. Weinberg (MBA) moved with his family from
Wisconsin to New York last summer to accept the position of director
of corporate development for New York State Electric and Gas in
Binghamton. He has been traveling a great deal searching for opportunities
in mergers and acquisitions.
James M. Personius (BS Business Administration) was
named an associate partner at Andersen Consulting last November.
He is in the Financial Services Industry practice, specializing
in insurance. He also holds an MBA in Finance from the University
of Michigan. Mr. Personius lives in Chicago with his wife Hanna.
Jeff Suchomel (MBA, BS Accountancy 1980) was recently
promoted to the position of director of recruiting for the Michigan
region of Deloitte & Touche. Jeff, who lives in Rochester
Hills, Michigan, reports that his two sons Matthew (age 3) and
Mitchell (born April 13, 1995) are definitely future Illini!
Lisa Hultquist Blaze (BS Finance), who is a vice president
in the Chicago firm of Diversified Investment Advisors, gave birth
on May 18, 1995, to a daughter named Alexandra Kathryn. Lisa,
husband Jon Blaze, and Alexandra live in Chicago.
Brian Gilbert (BS Accountancy) has been elected a partner
in the law firm of Gould & Ratner, effective January 1. Brian
is in the Corporate/Commercial Group and his practice focuses
on business transactions and business counseling. Brian, his wife
Elyse, and their 2 1/2 year old daughter Kaila live in Chicago.
David J. Gilmartin (BS Finance) was recently elected to
the Commerce Alumni Board. He has also made a recent job change.
In June 1995 he left private law practice (Gardner, Carton &
Douglas) and joined CNA Insurance Companies in the in-house legal
department as a director and counsel. David reports that he keeps
in regular contact with several old friends from his days in Commerce.
John Piland (BS Business Administration), Champaign County
States Attorney, was recently appointed to the 13-member Illinois
Truth in Sentencing Commission.
Andy Aylesworth (BS Business Administration), who earned
a PhD in marketing from Indiana University, joined the marketing
faculty at Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, in the fall
of 1994 as an assistant professor. He was named Marketing Faculty
of the Year after his first year at Bentley. He and wife Jenny
currently reside in Belmont, Massachusetts.
Shelley R. Z. Barnett (MAS, BS Finance 1980, JD 1985) relocated
her office in September to 188 West Randolph, Suite 918, Chicago.
She remains Of Counsel to Jeffrey A. Goldberg, in Elgin, Illinois.
Ms. Barnett practices mainly in civil litigation and real estate,
including condominium and homeowners association law.
Gregory E. Spitzer (BS Finance) became a partner in the
law firm of Kirkland & Ellis in October 1985. He lives in
Kenneth E. Johnson (MBA) has been working since last August
as a contributing editor of Network 2d, the newsletter
of the American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section,
Computer and Technology Division Interest Groups. Mr. Johnson,
who lives in Oak Park, is training and support manager at the
law firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt in Chicago. For Network
2d, Mr. Johnson will write on technology issues facing law
firms. He frequently writes about computers and technology and
is also a contributing editor of DOS World Magazine, Law
Office Computing, WordPerfect for the Law Office, the
Small Business Journal, and the Journal of the Chicago
Dave Whetstone (BS Accountancy) was promoted in August
1995 to director, new products and services, for AirTouch Cellular
in Los Angeles. His focus is to develop new technologies to enhance
the functions of cellular communications and services for AirTouch
Gretchen Caspary (MBA) is a doctoral candidate in Northwestern
University's Human Development and Social Policy Program and a
fellow in the Northwestern/University of Chicago National Science
Foundation Urban Poverty Study. She plans a dissertation on urban
poverty and corporate policy.
Harry E. Fisher (MBA) was elected chair of the Department
of International Business at Teikyo Marycrest University in Davenport,
Iowa. He joined the department nine years ago.
Nelson H. Salita (MS Economics) is an associate professor
of finance at the University of the Philippines, where he has
also served as director of the MBA Program. Professor Salita is
a financial consultant and conducts executive training programs
in banks around Southeast Asia.
Susan Dobson (BS Accountancy) received her MBA from
the University of Missouri-St. Louis in May 1995. In July she
joined Mitchell Humphrey & Co. in St. Louis, a developer of
business/accounting software, as a consultant. She lives in Florissant.
Jeffrey H. Heisler (BS Economics) is vice president, customer
service and quality, for Australia-New Zealand Direct Line, an
ocean shipper of containerized cargo. He has responsibility for
overseeing all North American customer services, logistics, and
documentation on both import and export cargoes. He is also responsible
for the company's worldwide quality initiative. This includes
receiving a site visit in the 1995 Malcom Baldrige National Quality
Award competition and being voted Best in Class for service companies
in the Eureka Award, the California state award based on the Baldrige
criteria. Mr. Heisler lives in Long Beach, California.
Kelly Littlejohn (BS Accountancy) is working in Itasca
as a presales consultant for Coda, Inc., a financial software
provider. She joined the company in January 1993 as an implementor
of their AS 400 Financial System. After implementing Coda's product
for a summer in Spain and Turkey, she joined the sales side of
the organization to reduce her travel. She now supports the central
region sales team as a product representative. Ms. Littlejohn
notes that although she has left "the true world of accounting,"
she could never have been hired into Coda without her accountancy
background and CPA.
Johannson Yap (MBA) is vice president, acquisitions, for
First Industrial Realty Trust, the largest self-advised, publicly
traded industrial real estate investment trust in the nation.
He lives and works in Chicago.
Robert J. Vacko (BS Accountancy) and Laura Pirtle
Vacko (BS Accountancy) had a daughter, Kylie Elizabeth, on
February 3, 1996. Congratulations! Rob is controller at Portman
Holdings, a commercial real estate company in Atlanta, Georgia.
The family reside in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Seung Pil Chang (MBA) joined the Samsung Economic Research
Institute in September. His research will deal with the automobile
industry. Samsung has announced that it will enter the automotive
business before 1998. Mr. Chang invites any alumni that would
like to exchange information about the automobile industry to
Fax him at 82-2-728-8152.
Kathryn Chang Hymson (BS Finance) had a busy and change-filled
1995. She was married in June in Naperville and then transferred
in November from the Merchant Banking Group of Paribas Chicago
to the American Division in Banque Paribas' headquarters in Paris
for a 2-3 year assignment.
Li Chiao (MBA) was appointed assistant vice president
of the investment banking firm of CS First Boston in Hong Kong
in August 1995.
Robert Marinellie (MS Finance, BS Accountancy 1989) was
promoted in September to plastics controller of the Champaign
facility of White Cap, Inc., a plastic and metal closures firm,
to facilitate plant accounting, purchasing, and strategic planning
for the plastics division. He relocated to Champaign from Carol
Stream, Illinois. His wife, who holds BA and MA degrees from UIUC,
works in Danville School District 118 and is pursuing her PhD.
Rabinder K. Nandola (MAS, BS Accountancy 1989) is an intermediate
tax accountant with Transamerican Commercial Finance Corp. in
Rolling Meadows. He lives in Schaumburg.
E. Gordon Rice (BS Finance) received an MBA from
Governor's State University in 1994. He has worked for Harris
Bank since 1991. In April 1995 he was promoted to branch manager/loan
officer of the Orland Park branch. Currently, he is taking courses
to prepare for the CPA exam. He became engaged to Colleen Stocko
T. Markus Funk (BS Business Administration, BA Germanic
Languages and Literature 1991) recently received a JD degree from
the Northwestern University School of Law and has embarked upon
a two-year clerkship in the US District Court of St. Louis for
Judge Catherine D. Perry. Mr. Funk has recently published articles
in Northwestern's Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology;
Howard Law Journal, Reason Magazine, Might Magazine,
and the Journal of Firearms and Public Policy.
Charles E. Heath (BS Finance) is a doctoral candidate in
Marketing at the University of Kentucky.
Yvonne Kabeya (MSBA Economics) is a business analyst with
the Zambia Privatization Agency, Lusaka, Zambia, working for the
divestiture of state-owned companies.
Jeff Boschert (MBA) has been promoted from lieutenant,
junior grade, to lieutenant in the US Navy. In addition, he received
his "Wings of Gold," and was designated a Naval Aviator.
He will be serving as an aircraft carrier pilot flying the S-3B
Guy C. Fabe (MS Accountancy) was promoted in September
to senior in the tax department of Arthur Andersen, Cleveland,
Ohio, after two years with the firm. He says, "my degree
from U of I has provided me with the tools to excel in the public
accounting profession." He also asks about his classmates
in the Tax Program 1992-93.
Richard H. Frank (BS Marketing) has joined Comcast
Corporation, the third-largest cable operator in the country,
as chairman and chief executive of Comcast Content and Communications,
a new programming division. His role will be to expand the company's
programming and communications business. Mr. Frank was previously
chairman of Walt Disney Television & Telecommunication and
before that president of Walt Disney Studios.
Scott Gray (MBA, BS Business Administration 1992),
operations services coordinator, Ford Motor Credit, went to work
for Ford in Minnesota upon completion of the MBA program and was
transferred to Maryland in summer 1995.
Andrew Barr, chief accountant of the Securities and
Exchange Commission when he retired in 1972, died at his Urbana
home on November 28, 1995, at the age of 94. He earned a bachelor's
(1923, with honors) and master's (1924) in accountancy at
the University of Illinois, and was a member of Beta Alpha Psi.
In 1990, in recognition of his high achievements, the university
awarded him an honorary doctor of laws degree. During his
long career, Mr. Barr received many honors and awards, including
the President's Award for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service
(1960), the highest honor the government bestows on a career employee,
and the National Civil Service League's Career Service Award (1950).
But Mr. Barr counted his honorary UI degree among his proudest
After teaching at Yale University for twelve years, Mr. Barr joined
the SEC, in 1938. His first assignment was the high-profile McKesson
& Robbins fraud case. The work he did there led to changes
in how audits of public corporations were handled. During his
long career at the SEC, from 1928-1972 (except for the five years
he served in the Army), Mr. Barr helped shape the SEC into an
influential government agency. As chief accountant of the agency
from 1956 until 1972 "he was kind of the conscience of the
country," according to Vernon Zimmerman, dean emeritus of
the UI College of Commerce and director of the Center for International
|Andy Barr (center) at College reception in recognition of his honorary degree in 1990.
During World War II, from 1941-46, Andy Barr, was chief of intelligence
for the First Army's Third Armored Division. For his war service
he was awarded the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with one cluster,
and several French medals. Thanks to his efforts, the Third Armored
Division's veterans' organization placed its personal papers and
memorabilia in the UI Archives. Barr also gave his extensive collection
of histories of World War II Divisions to the library.
Mr. Barr was an officer of several national accounting organizations
and received many professional honors including being named to
the Accounting Hall of Fame in 1963. He founded the Association
of Government Accountants and served as president from 1953-54.
From that organization he won the Distinguished Leadership Award
and the Robert W. King Memorial Award.
An Urbana native, Barr's family owned A. Barr Brickworks, which
supplied the bricks used in Altgeld Hall and Lincoln Hall at the
A loyal alumnus of the University of Illinois, Mr. Barr was a
generous contributor to the College of Commerce and the University
Library. In 1971 he established a scholarship for female medical
students in honor of his mother, who graduated from the UI in
1895 as a pre-med student. He is survived by one brother, John
Barr, and was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
A native of Champaign, Mr. Dohme lettered in basketball, football,
and track at Central High School. He was an eagle scout, a Mason,
and an elder and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.
He belonged to Kappa Sigma Fraternity, the Kiwanis Club, the Chamber
of Commerce, the State Board of Lumber Dealers, the Farm Bureau,
and served as president of the Champaign Country Club. He was
also a director of the board of First Federal Bank Champaign.
|Carl George Dohme, class of 1933, died on September 13, 1995, at the age of 84. Mr. Dohme was a co-founder of Hillcrest Lumber Co. of Champaign. During World War II he served as a commander of the 69th Ordinance Battalion Company with the 10th Army during the Invasion of Okinawa. He attained the rank of colonel in the Army.
Although Mr. Dohme lost both his parents by the time he was in high school, both he and his sister worked their way through the University of Illinois, despite the Depression. When Mr. Dohme graduated in 1933 he was one of only three graduates of the college who got a job with W.K. Kellogg.
Mr. Dohme is survived by his wife, Nolda McCamly Dohme, one daughter,
Adlon Dohme Jorgensen Rector, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren,
and one sister. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Beth
Dohme Wallin, and one sister.
A loyal Illini, Mr. Dohme was a member of the University of Illinois
Foundation and the Alumni Association. He was an avid patron of
the arts and supported the Rare Book Room at the UI Library. His
hobbies included traveling and gardening.
In 1972, after raising her family, Mrs. Dunn reentered the work
force as an auditor in the Inspector General's Office of Health
and Human Services. She retired in 1984. In 1982 she received
a Special Achievement Award from the office.
||Margaret Stewart Dunn, who earned a BS in accountancy from the University of Illinois in 1946, died a year ago, on January 17, 1994, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Her accomplishments at Illinois are impressive. She graduated Bronze Tablet, was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Chi Theta. She served as president of her junior class, president of Mortar Board, president of the Woman's Group System, and was the first woman elected president of the Student Senate. After graduating, she continued to break new ground. She was one of the first two women to teach accounting at the University of Illinois. She served as a supervising accountant at the University of Illinois Business Office until 1954, at which time she married William F. Dunn (BS Management 1947).
She is survived by her husband, one son, one grandson, a brother,
and a nephew.
William G. Campbell (PhD Accountancy 1951), died on December
30, 1995, at the age of 64. He was a New York investment adviser
and founding partner, chairman, and chief executive of the Manhattan
firm of Campbell, Cowperthwait & Company. Mr. Campbell, whose
career as an investment counselor spanned nearly four decades,
also earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. At the
time of his death, he was president of the Clinton Hall Endowment
Association, a support organization of the Mercantile Library
of New York, he was a trustee of the library, a member of the
Presidents Council of the University of Illinois, and a board
member of the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts
A native of Peoria, Illinois, Mr. Campbell was preceded in death
by his wife Marilyn. He is survived by three daughters, Alice
and Clara Campbell and Jocelyn C. Palmer, a son, Gordon Campbell,
three sisters, and a brother.
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