Distinguished Alumni 2006-2007


Betsy_Canfield_HartBetsy Canfield Hart, Class of 1981

EDUCATION

BA, Russian Studies, Univ of IL

EMPLOYMENT

Author, "It Takes a Parent"
Nationally Syndicated Columnist
Radio Guest Host, WYLL AM

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Trinity Community Church
The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, Director of Lectures and Seminars

RECOGNITION AWARDS

White House Staff, Reagan Administration, Office of Communications
Regular appearances on television shows: Politically Incorrect, Real Time with Bill Maher and The Dennis Miller Show

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Student Council
Speech and Debate
Homecoming Committee

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

The brevity of life will astonish you; treat each day as a gift.

 

Peter_NardulliPeter F. Nardulli, Class of 1965

EDUCATION

BS, Northern IL Univ.
Juris Doctor and Ph.D. Political Science Northwestern IL Univ.

EMPLOYMENT

Univ. of IL, Chairman of the Department of Political Science
Published Author of books, articles and research support
Center for the Study of Democratic Governance, Founding Director

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Chicago Secret Santa Program
Charitable Contributions to State and Community Organizations

RECOGNITION AWARDS

Author of Six books on the American Legal Process
Academic Advisory Committee to the U. S. Government

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Cross Country
Baseball

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

Perseverance is perhaps the most important determinant for success.  Never give up, never close doors, and always think about what comes next.

 

Drew_SmithDrew R. Smith, Class of 1979

EDUCATION

BS, Fire Science Management, Southern IL University
National Fire Academy

EMPLOYMENT

Geneva, IL Fire Department, Firefighter/Paramedic
Lincolnwood Fire Department, Commander and Training Officer
Prospect Hts Fire Department, Deputy Chief

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Served on the State Fire Marshals Technical Committee
Presented at National Fire-Service Conference

RECOGNITION AWARDS

Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Service Award
Illinois Terrorism Task Force Technical Rescue Committee Chairman

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Student Athletic Trainer

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

You can make your dreams come true with hard work and dedication.

 

Michael_ZadelMichael A. Zadel, Class of 1965

EDUCATION

Univ. of Michigan
Southern IL University
Roosevelt University

EMPLOYMENT

Village of Mt. Prospect, Public Works Department, Foreman
Village of Schaumburg, Public Works Department, Superintendent
Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, Roadway Maintenance Manager

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Mt. Prospect Village Board Trustee
Mt. Prospect Lions Club

RECOGNITION AWARDS

Developed plans and programs for the Illinois Highway Association
Conference Champion trampoline 1965

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Football
Gymnastics

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

Become involved, be reasonable, embrace diversity, and cherish your family.