Distinguished Alumni Class of 2004-2005


 

ErnestBlomquist

Ernest R. Blomquist, Class of 1964

EDUCATION

BA, History, Western Illinois University
Juris Doctor, IIT Chicago Kent College of Law

EMPLOYMENT

Mt. Prospect School District 57, English Teacher
Assistant States Attorney of Cook County
Legal Council and Prosecutor for the Village of Arlington Hts.
Senior Partner of Massucci, Blomquist, Brown and Hedrick

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Arlington Hts. Rotary
Pro bono legal council for Special Olympics
Church Council, St. Marks Lutheran Church

RECOGNITION/AWARDS

Western Illinois University Alumni Hall of Fame
Northwest Suburban Special Recreation Association Man of the Year
Member of the Advisory Commission of the Illinois Supreme Court
Represented the United States at the Criminal Justice Exchange, Republic of Cuba

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Cross Country, Basketball, Track, Varsity Club, Student Council, Prospector

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

Take advantage of every opportunity to learn, to serve, to be a good friend.

 

 

Tom_Cole

Tom Cole, Class of 1978

EDUCATION

B.S., Finance and Management, Indiana University
M.B.S., Finance and Accounting, University of Chicago

EMPLOYMENT

General Electric Lighting Division
Continental Bank
Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Presidents Council, Kids Across America
Advisor/Youth Minister Lawndale Community Church
Men’s Ministry Grace Point Church

RECOGNITION AWARDS

Big Ten Champion/NCAA All American/Captain
Men’s Swimming Indiana University

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Swim Team, Varsity Club

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

Help others.  A combination of common sense hard work and a willingness to learn will result in success.

 

Jean_Hersey

Jean Hersey, Class of 1985

EDUCATION

B. M. Voice Performance, University of Illinois
B. S. M. E., University of Illinois
M. M., Voice Performance, Northwestern Illinois University

EMPLOYMENT

Thornridge High School, Music Teacher
Carpenter Elementary School, Music Teacher
International School of Turin, Italy, Music Teacher
Deer Path Middle School, Music Director and Department Chair

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Musical Director Northbrook children's theater
Musical Director College of Lake County

RECOGNITION AWARDS

Professional Member Chicago Symphony Chorus
Regional finalist Metropolitan Opera Competition
Teacher of the Year International School of Turin

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Musicals, Band, Choir, Orchesis, Russian Club

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

You can achieve any goal you set your mind to.  Its up to you to take advantage of everything Prospect has to offer.