North Central College - Naperville, IL

Sally Fleming Hartmann

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Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1990

Sally Fleming Hartmann has worked as manager of associate selection and human resource research for the National Personnel Department of Sears, Roebuck & Company. A summa cum laude graduate of North Central College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Hartmann received master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She frequently lectured for professional organizations on selection-related topics, served on the M.B.A. advisory committee at North Central, and presented a round table discussion on “Challenges for Women in Business” on campus. She has been a member of the American Psychological Association, the Greater Chicago Association of Industrial Organizational Psychologists and the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology.

Donna Jucius Hartl

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Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1992

Donna Hartl received a J.D. degree from Loyola University in 1983 and is currently a member of the American Bar, Illinois State Bar, Chicago Bar, Bohemian Lawyers Association and the Illinois CPA Society.  Hartl is also a member of the board of education of South Berwyn School District 100, legislative chairperson for the LaGrange Chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Society, co-founder of the local democratic organization We Do, Inc., and has served on the advisory committee to the Berwyn Youth Commission. Hartl also serves as a member of the executive committee of the Federal Tax Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. 

Camille Conforti

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Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1984

Camille Conforti received her certified advertising specialist (C.A.S.) designation from the University of Houston in 1982. She served on the board of directors of the Specialty Advertising Association of Chicago and is a past president or vice president of many organizations including the Naperville-North Central College Performing Arts Association,  Naperville Junior Women’s Club and the North Central College Alumni Association. She was recognized as one of the “Outstanding Young Women of America” in 1977, and in that same year, Sigma Alpha Iota presented her the “Sword of Honor” award for her cultural leadership in her home community.  In 1981, she was included among those listed in “Who’s Who of American Women.”

Phillip E. Callighan

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Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1985

Phillip Callighan is senior account executive, Knorr Marketing in Traverse City, Mich. He promotes the agency as well as working on behalf of the company’s clients. Articles he has written have appeared in various publications ranging from Aerospace Engineering to Shotgun Magazine. Since moving to Michigan in 1993, Callighan has been involved with the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce, Old Town Playhouse Community Theatre, Central United Methodist Church and Encore Wind Symphony. Memberships in professional organizations include American Banking Association, Marketing Network and Northern Michigan Advertising Club.

Gerald E. Bisbee, Jr.

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Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1983

Gerald E. Bisbee, Jr., served as president of the Hospital Research and Educational Trust, and the research and development affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA). Bisbee was editor of the quarterly journal, Health Services Research, and was a member of the faculty of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. He has participated in numerous professional activities including serving as a staff advisor to the Subcommittee on Health, Committee on Human Resources of the U.S. Senate and as chairman of the Financial Management Task Force of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Robert Wislow

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Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1992

Robert Wislow, renowned among friends and associates as a fanatical skier, is chairman and founder of U.S. Equities Group, a company that ranks among Chicago’s top real estate developers. By his mid-forties, he had renovated 20 N. Michigan, 300 N. Michigan and 840 N. Michigan and co-developed One Financial Place. He also developed the award-winning 40-story, one-million square foot tower at 440 S. LaSalle St., which anchors the south Loop and incorporates new exchange floors and headquarters for the Midwest Stock Exchange and Chicago Board Options Exchange on the site of the old LaSalle Street Station. He was involved with the redevelopment of the Chicago Union Station Headquarters Building; the Harold Washington Library; and the consultation and negotiation for the 18.5 acre, $750 million Denver Union Station redevelopment project in downtown Denver, Colo. A native of Chicago, Wislow has been active in numerous community development organizations. He is a member of the Chicago Real Estate Board and the executive committee of the Chicago Tourism Council. Wislow has been a trustee of North Central College since 1989 and a member of many other civic groups in Chicago and Denver.

Russell Wilson

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Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1993

Russell Wilson is president and founder of Jeffrey Russell Inc., also known as Koontz Hardware. He started this family business back in 1978 as an old-fashioned hardware store, selling everything from dishes to power tools, in the center of Hollywood, Calif. In 2002, Wilson ventured into a new business in addition to the hardware store. Along with a partner, Wilson created a company called FFA making designer toilet handles and towel bar/bath accessories. They developed a patented “designer” line of toilet flush handles, which compliment other items, such as designer drawer pulls now found in home fashion stores like Expo and The Great Indoors.

Richard Wilkey

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Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1992

Richard Wilkey spent most of his professional life in city government and was regarded by colleagues and employers as “a person who can turn vision into reality.” Under his leadership as city manager, Des Moines twice received the “All America City” Award. Since 1990, Wilkey has been a management and development consultant and serves on numerous boards. He has been the Midwest regional vice president, has served on the executive board of directors for International City Management Association from 1981-83 and is a past member of the board of directors for Boatman’s National Bank of Des Moines and the Metropolitan Des Moines YMCA.

Dennis K. Wentz

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Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1990

Dennis Wentz received a M.D. degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and graduated from the Program for Health Systems Management at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration and has enjoyed an extraordinary career. He is chairman of the research committee of the Association of American Medical Colleges, a member of the standing committee on multi-media programs at the Southern Medical Association and secretary of the Public Service Satellite Consortium. He is also a member of the governing council of the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education and chairman of the committee on health for the University of the World. Wentz retired from the American Medical Association in December 2003 and formed a new company called Wentz Miller and Associates. Today, he serves on many cultural and educational boards and holds membership with several professional organizations.

Richard F. Wehrli

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Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1977

Richard Wehrli has been a North Central College Trustee since 1981. While a student, he was a four-year letter winner in basketball, one of the team’s top scorers in 1955-56 and served as co-captain his senior year. In 1960, he established Naperville Ready Mix, a firm that supplies concrete to the Chicago market. Over the years he has established or revitalized several other related businesses, including Naperville Excavating, Easy Street Construction, Mustang Construction and DuKane Precast Company. In 1999, Wehrli was a co-recipient of North Central’s Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service, which recognizes alumni, trustees and friends whose service to the College exemplifies the quality and integrity that were hallmarks of Gael D. Swing’s tenure as president. Wehrli and fellow alumnus, Al Benedetti ’48, were instrumental in heading a major fund drive to rebuild the College’s stadium after a devastating flood in July 1996. The state-of-the-art complex holds 5,500 spectator seats, a modern press box, track and field facilities, athletic training rooms, and new classrooms and offices for several college departments. In 2003, Cardinal Stadium was renamed Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium in honor of these alumni.

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