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Corwin (Corky) Prentice (BS’49) celebrated his 90th birthday in May in Palm Springs, California, with his wife of 66 years. They have eight children, 18 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He is still enjoying a good life started during those Loyola years.


Bob Newhart (BBA ’52) has been nominated for a 2014 Emmy in the category for “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series” for his role as Arthur in The Big Bang Theory. This is his seventh Emmy nomination.

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Stuart Dybek (BS ’64, MA ’68) topped the LIT 50 list compiled by Newcity. He also recently released two story collections titled Paper Lantern: Love Stories and Ecstatic Cahoots: 50 Short Stories.

John D. Haeger (BA ’64, MA ’66, PhD ’69) is retiring after 13 years as President of Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. He plans to teach graduate courses at NAU in higher education governance, finance, and leadership.

Kenneth Rapacz (BBA ’64) gradu- ated from Oakton Community College with a High Honors degree in Law Enforcement. He graduated with a cumulative 4.0 GPA.

Alumni put their best faces forward as they prepare meals at the Ronald McDonald house. The Ronald McDonald House provides temporary lodging and support for families whose seriously ill children receive treatment. To volunteer at the next service event, check

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Dr. Glen Gabert (PhD ’71), president of Hudson County Community Col- lege, was named 2014 “Man of the Year” by the Dante Alighieri Society of Jersey City.

Dr. Gale Yee (BA ’73, MA ’75) was chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Krister Stendahl Medal in Biblical Studies by the Graduate Theological Foundation.

Colonel Phyllis M. Butzen (BS ’76) was awarded the Certificate of

Retirement last October. She served 30 years with the US Army (both active and reserve) in the Army Med- ical Specialist Corps as a dietitian.

Richard D. Felice (BA ’76), a lawyer in private practice in Wheaton, Illinois, was installed as president of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Dr. Michael Steltenkamp, S.J. (MDiv ’77) was awarded first place for “Best Feature Article in a Schol- arly Magazine” by the Catholic Press Association for his article appearing in American Catholic Studies, titled “American Indian Sainthood and the Catholic Church.”


Kenneth N. Traisman (BA, ’80, JD ’83) completed his 20th marathon this year and won his age division in several shorter races. He volunteers at Interfaith Action of Evanston and Felines & Canines in Chicago.

Mark Weiser Russell (BA ’86) received his PhD in Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation from the University of Kentucky in August 2014. His dissertation examines the role of the University of Kentucky’s


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