Distinguished Alumni 2007-2008


Jim_BaumannJim Baumann, Class of 1980

EDUCATION

B. A. University Of Illinois

EMPLOYMENT

Reporter with the Daily Herald
Editor In Various Capacities with the Daily Herald
Manager & Editor Fox Valley Daily Herald

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Served on Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce Committee
Established a Community Forum to Address Heroin and Club Drug Use Among Teens
Organized Fundraising Efforts for or Participated In Numerous Efforts Related to American Cancer Society, Muscular Dystrophy Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Etc.

RECOGNITION AWARDS

Peter Lisagor Award for Coverage of Fox River Grove School Bus/Train Disaster
Two Time Recipient of the Elgin Image Award 
Commendation from Metro Chicago Youth for Christ

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Tennis Team

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

Do what fills your soul, not your wallet.

 

Roger_IbbotsonRoger G. Ibbotson, Class of 1961

EDUCATION

B. S.  Purdue University
M. B. A. Indiana University
Ph.D. University Of Chicago

EMPLOYMENT

University of Chicago Professor
Yale University Professor
Ibbotson Associates, Founder & Chairman
Zebra Capital, Chairman & CIO
Co-Author of 8 Books, 58 Academic Articles and 46 Popular Press Articles
Public Speaker

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Indiana University Academy of Alumni Fellows

RECOGNITION AWARDS

Graham and Dodd Scroll Award
Paper of the Year Awards
Top 50 Downloaded Authors (Economics and Social Scientists)

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Math Club, Chess Club

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

Many of your abilities and character traits are developed in high school.  Don’t underestimate yourself or your classmates.  You may be surprised by what you can become.

 

Gail_Linskey_RosseauGail Linskey Rosseau, Class of 1974

EDUCATION

B. S. University of Iowa
M. D. George Washington University
Cranial Base Surgery Fellowships:  Val-De-Grace Hospital, Paris, France
University of Pittsburgh

EMPLOYMENT

Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch
Chief of Surgery, Neurologic-Orthopedic Institute of Chicago

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Head and Spine Injury Prevention Programs for Youth
Leadership Positions:   

  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
  • Societe de Neurochirgie de Langue Francaise

RECOGNITION AWARDS

University of Iowa, Susan B. Hancher Award, Outstanding Graduating Senior
American College of Surgeons Traveling Fellowship
Chicago Woman Mentor of the Year

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Student Council, Cheerleading

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

Make every day count.

 

Maria_McCarthyMaria C. McCarthy, Class of 1981

EDUCATION

IIT Chicago-Kent College Of Law, Juris Doctor
B. A. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

EMPLOYMENT

Cook County State’s Attorney Office, Assistant State’s Attorney
    Supervisor, Domestic Violence Division
    Supervisor, Homicide-Sex Unit
Freeborn & Peters Law Firm
Northwestern University School Of Law
    Adjunct Professor, Trial Practice   
John Marshall School Of Law
    Adjunct Professor, Trial Practice
Kaplan University, Criminal Justice

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

National District Attorneys Association, National Advocacy Center
Coached Northwestern University Trial Teams for National Competition

RECOGNITION AWARDS

Recipient, Joan M. Corboy Excellence in Teaching Award

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Student Congress, Soccer Club

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

Pursue your dreams and live within your means, and you will find success and happiness.