Distinguished Alumni 2010-2011

 

Gary_MoytkieDr. Gary Motykie, Class of 1989

EDUCATION

University of Illinois at Chicago, B.S. of Bioengineering
Northwestern University, MD
Kellogg Business School, Night School
University of Texas, Residency in Plastic Surgery
Houston, TX, MD Anderson, Fellowship in Reconstructive Cancer Surgery
Miami, FL, Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship
State of the Art Surgery Center, Beverly Hills, CA, Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship

EMPLOYMENT

Plastic Surgeon, Beverly Hills, CA

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Founder and president of "The Healing Curve," which is a charity dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors and patients with congenital deformities and traumatic injuries for which insurance companies have denied them coverage. 

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

Honors College and graduated Summa Cum Laude from UIC
Graduated top of the class from Northwestern University Medical School
Part of the cast of plastic surgery reality show "Dr. 90210" on the E! Channel, "Extreme Dr. 90210" and "Celebrity Plastic Surgery"
America's Top Plastic Surgeons, Consumer Research Council of America: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
American Medical Association, Physician's Recognition Award: 2005, 2009
Man of the Year in Medicine & Healthcare, American Biographical Institute: 2010
Celebrate Life Foundation, Physician Recognition Award, received for helping breast cancer survivors live life beyond cancer: June 2008

PROSPECT ACTIVITIES

Soccer
Gymnastics
Wrestling

WORDS OF ADVICE

Your friends, teachers and parents have your best interests at heart ... listen to them. 

 

Nancy_FlorosNancy Floros Rajanen, Class of 1973

EDUCATION

University of Minnesota, Ph.D. Educational Administration
University of Minnesota, M.A. Maternal and Child Health
Augustana College, B.A. Special Education and Elementary Education 

EMPLOYMENT

Superintendent of Schools, Waconia, MN
Human Resources Administrator
Special Education Administrator
Special Education Teacher
Dean of Global Languages Village Program of Concordia University 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Rotary Club
President of Home Church in Anoka, MN
Volunteer for School and Civic Events

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

President of the Minnesota Association of School Personnel Administrators
Chairperson for the Minnesota State Negotiators
Began one of the first early intervention programs for infants in Minnesota 

PROSPECT ACTIVITIES

Music
Service Club
Yearbook

WORDS OF ADVICE FOR STUDENTS

You have been given a phenomenal opportunity to receive some of the finest education in the world. Use it for good. Recognize your responsibility to the rest of the world, and give back some of what you have been given. 

 

Douglas_VaughnDouglas Dean Vaughan, Class of 1962

EDUCATION

United States Naval Academy, B.S. Naval and Applied Science
Commissioned Officer, Ensign

EMPLOYMENT

June 1966-June 1968, Sea Duty aboard the Destroyer USS Radford, DD-446. Qualified Officer of the Deck, Underway. Completed two tours in Pacific fleet operating in Yankee Station supporting the Vietnam War effort at sea. Promoted to Lt., (J.G.), USN. Evaluated as a top caliber junior officer.

June 1968-May 1969, orders to duty in I Corps (Northern Sector) of Vietnam in US Navy Special Advisors Group to improve the capability of South Vietnamese naval forces. This was part of the "win hearts and minds" program in effort to "Vietnamize" the war effort. Unfortunately, with less than a month to go in his year tour of duty, Doug was mortally wounded in an enemy ambush near Quang Ngai City. Doug died May 20, 1969 in a US Navy Hospital in Danang, Vietnam. 

PROSPECT ACTIVITIES

President of the Class of 1962
Student Council
Cross Country
Football
Wrestling - 2nd at State Tournament in 1962
Track 

WORDS OF ADVICE

Foster team building, mentor others, and respect the abilities of others. Individual effort is important, but team effort produces greater results.