Prospect Magazine: Alumni Stories

Alumni Stories

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  • Success Stories

    Seven graduates of Elmhurst's adult programs tell how they made their second acts the best.

  • Hollywood Story

    David Rasche '66, star of stage, screen and sit-com, is a celebrated 'smart perfomer.'

  • Veteran Pastor

    Bob Ullman '71 shares life's crises and joys with his church: "It's like living a novel instead of writing one."

  • Renowned Scholar

    Walter Brueggemann '55 brings the Bible to life as a leading authority on the Old Testament.

  • Seeing Patients Whole

    Brenda Fann '88 argues that the humble family physician could save the American health care system.

  • Born Coach

    Al Biancalana ’82 has never had a losing season, but wins aren’t all he’s after.

  • A True Pro

    Former Leader columnist Dan Pompei '82 has earned respect as one of the best NFL writers around.

  • The Force of Common Decency

    An Elmhurst trustee and former Dean at Oberlin College, George Langeler ’49 thrives by pulling opposing sides together.

  • Purposeful Journey

    Richard Nyako '67 is a doctor who's been driven for years by a vision of service.

  • Envoy in Asia

    Laurie Rich '00 taught Shakespeare and learned Uzbek as a Peace Corps volunteer.

  • Nature & Nurture

    Rob Carmichael ’87 has made a career of his two passions: education and the environment.

  • Igniting Fond Memories

    Samantha Kiley’s transformational experience as a student pointed her toward her job as director of alumni relations.

  • Rising Rocker

    Kris Myers '99 is the celebrated new drummer for the hot rock band Umphrey's McGee.

  • Master Teacher

    Grace Vyduna-Haskins '49 found new ways to help children decipher words on a page.

  • Dream Job

    Cancer survivor Kelly Ramljak ’08 cares for young patients as a pediatric oncology nurse.

  • Selling Chicago

    Rita Athas '76 promotes Chicago to the world's business leaders as a great city for investment.

  • Hungary Man

    August Molnar '49 started a foundation to celebrate Hungarian thought and culture.

  • Federal Judge

    Bill Bauer '49 of the U.S. Court of Appeals takes his job very seriously and himself not at all.

  • The Right Chemistry

    Glenn Lid '79 has won awards for teaching science but says the best prize is when students return to visit.

  • Cancer Nurse

    Carol White '85 learns lessons about dignity and bravery from her patients every day.

  • Guitar Czar

    Fred Gretsch '71 sustains a family business that's part of American music history.

  • It Started with a Smile

    Hard work and a cool head helped former cashier Denise Jones ’90 rise to senior vice president.

  • Opera Luminary

    David Kuebler '69 earns his full share of bravos and bravissimos on stages worldwide.

  • Practical Ethicist

    Bill Nelson ’68 uses clarity, pragmatism, and humor to advocate medical ethics.

  • The One Who Endures

    Bill Johnson '68 made history as the first openly gay man to gain ordination to the mainstream Christian ministry.

  • Voice of Authority

    Terri Hemmert '70 rose to the top of rock radio with a well-informed, personal style.

  • Vets Helping Vets

    Tom Mouhelis ’71 says his business is 'people's lives and their hopes for the future.'

  • College President

    Charles Guengerich '70 of Wright College is a leader on the front lines of higher education in America.

  • College Ministry

    Kelly Stone '03 found a divine fit in the chaplain's position at Wisconsin's Lakeland College.

  • A Good Joe

    For the Reverend Joe Richardson '89 the spiritual life is not a theory. He lives it.

  • On the Air

    For Justin Roman ’00, an Elmhurst internship led to a high-profile job at a Chicago radio station B96.

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