Distinguished Alumni 2018-2019

 

THOMAS W. HAYES, CLASS OF 1974

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EDUCATION

DEPAUL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW—JURIS DOCTOR
UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY —BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (GENERAL)

EMPLOYMENT

MCKENNA STORER—CIVIL LITIGATION DEFENSE TRIAL ATTORNEY

LAW OFFICE OF WILLIAM M. KOZIOL/KEMPER INSURANCE COMPANIES—CIVIL LITIGATION

DEFENSE TRIAL ATTORNEY
MATYAS & NORRIS—CIVIL LITIGATION DEFENSE TRIAL ATTORNEY
UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVES—EARNED RANK OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL
UNITED STATES ARMY—ACTIVE DUTY COMMISSIONED ARMOR OFFICER

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

AWANA CHURCH YOUTH GROUP LEADER
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS YOUTH BASEBALL AND BASKETBALL COACH
DISTRICT 214 ALUMNI ADVISORY COUNCIL
VETERAN’S MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS VILLAGE TRUSTEE
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS VILLAGE PRESIDENT/MAYOR

RECOGNITION

U.S. ARMY MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL (MSM)

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

STUDENT COUNCIL
CLASS BOARD
BASEBALL
BASKETBALL
FOOTBALL

WORDS OF ADVICE

IT DOES MATTER HOW YOU RUN THE RACE. ALWAYS RUN THE RACE BEFORE YOU AS IF TO
WIN, AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED.

 

KATHLEEN BRANDENBURG, CLASS OF 1989

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EDUCATION

INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, MASTER OF DESIGN
NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, BA DESIGN, BS JOURNALISM

EMPLOYMENT

FOUNDER, CHIEF DESIGN STRATEGY OFFICER, IA COLLABORATIVE
VISITING PROFESSOR, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
BOARD MEMBER, INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, IIT
INNOVATION COUNSEL MEMBER, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

NORTHWESTERN KELLOGG SCHOOL OF BUSINESS DESIGN CHALLENGE JUDGE AND
LECTURER
EBOLA CRISIS DESIGN HAZMAT SUIT SOLUTION WASHINGTON DESIGN CHALLENGE
NAT’L SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT, DESIGN STRATEGY
IIT, NAYAR PRIZE PHILANTHROPIC DESIGN INNOVATION COMMITTEE
NIKE DESIGN COMPETITION JUDGE, IDSA
MAYO CLINIC TRANSFORM, (TXFM) HEALTHCARE MAIN STAGE SPEAKER, DESIGN IN
HEALTHCARE NOW
HONG KONG DESIGN CENTRE, KEYNOTE SPEAKER, THE BUSINESS VALUE OF DESIGN

RECOGNITION

NAMED ONE OF FAST COMPANY’S 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL DESIGNERS IN AMERICA
PUBLISHED IN BUSINESSWEEK, WIRED, FAST COMPANY, FORBES, INNOVATION MAGAZINE,
AND TECH INSIDER
IF WORLD DESIGN INTELLIGENCE AWARD, SPORT + TECHNOLOGY DESIGN
GOOD DESIGN AWARD, EBOLA COOL PACK PRODUCT AND SERVICE DESIGN
IDSA IDEA SILVER AND GOLD AWARDS, UNITED AIRLINES MOBILE APP AND DIGITAL
ECOSYSTEMS
RED DOT INTERNATIONAL DESIGN INNOVATION AWARD
SXSW BUSINESS DESIGN AWARD, NIKE TEAM

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

DEBATE TEAM
BASKETBALL
CROSS COUNTRY
RHYTHMETTES
SOCCER

WORDS OF ADVICE

YOUR CAREER IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DETERMINE TODAY, BUT DON’T LET THAT STOP YOU FOR A
MOMENT FROM TRYING TO PLAN. WHILE YOU MAY NOT SEE IT NOW, EVERYTHING YOU TRY,
EVERYTHING YOU EXPLORE, EVERYTHING YOU EXPERIENCE, WILL BE LEVERAGED IN YOUR
LIFE....DEVELOPING A LOVE OF LEARNING, CURIOSITY, HARD WORK HABITS AND EMPATHY
ARE THE FOUNDATIONS FOR ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO.