Distinguished Alumni 2009-2010


Donald_GrecoDonald Greco, Class of 1965

EDUCATION

Ph.D. University of Illinois
A.M. University of Illinois
Juris Doctorate, Northwestern University Law School
B.B.A University of Wisconsin-Madison

EMPLOYMENT

Director, Illinois in Washington Program, University of Illinois
Director, Civic Leadership Program
Director, Illini in Oxford Course Abroad Program, University of Illinois
Associate Director, Center for the Study of Democratic Governance, University of Illinois
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Illinois
Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Baylor University
Director, American Studies Program, Baylor University
Director, Baylor in Oxford Study Abroad Program, Baylor University
Baylor University Pre-Law Advisor
Assistant Attorney General, California Attorney General’s Office
Legal Counsel and Legislative Liaison, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
General Counsel and Vice President, Merrill Lynch Mortgage, Inc.
Corporate Counsel, American Express

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Coach, youth baseball of all levels
Volunteer Umpire
Booster Club member

RECOGNITION/AWARDS

Served in various roles for the American Studies Association
Appointed to serve on the Bush Presidential Library Steering Committee
Received various grants for scholarly pursuits

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Football, Wrestling, Baseball, Student Body President

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

Each day find something to be joyful about and spread a little joy to someone else.
Make your priorities involve people and not things.

 

Michael_KorcekMichael Korcek, Class Of 1966

EDUCATION

B.S. Northern Illinois University

EMPLOYMENT

Sportswriter / Copy Desk Man at European Stars & Stripes, Darmstadt, Germany
Sports Information Director, Northern Illinois University

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Alumni Board of The Northern Star
Chairman of the CoSIDA Ethics Committee

RECOGNITION/AWARDS

Inducted into the media wing of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Assoc. Hall of Fame
"Scoop" Hudgins Lifetime Sports Information Directors Award
NIU Outstanding Service Award
Donald R. Grubb Distinguished Journalism Alumnus of the Year Award
CoSIDA 25 Year Service Award
Northern Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

Prospector
Intramural Sports

WORDS OF ADVICE TO STUDENTS

Strive for a healthy, well-balanced life and start it now.
Be true to your school. You should never "outgrow" PHS.