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Lewis University Awards 10 Alumni with Achievement Awards

Lewis University recognized 10 notable alumni during its Annual Alumni Awards Dinner in October. John “Jack” Marco ’68, Chairman of the Board of The Marco Consulting Group (MCG), received the Distinguished Alumni Award for his accomplishments in business. Recipients of the Alumni Achievement Award were Col. Duane Hayden ’88 (Aviation); Sgt. James McGreal ’02 M.S. ’04 (Criminal/Social Justice); James Girard, Ph.D., ’67 (Education); Dr. Ronald Ariagno ’64 (Sciences), and Ed Puisis ’83 (Business). Those receiving Young Alumni Achievement awards were Dana (Erickson) Mayer RN, BSN, CCRN, ’04 (Nursing) and Justin Kempiak ’07, M.B.A. ’12 (Business). The Father Brennan Service with Honor Award: Service to Country recipients went to Capt. Todd G. Kruder ’88 and Sharon T. Kruder ’88. John “Jack”   [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

1-2 Finish Helps Women’s Golf To Commercial Bank Classic
Lewis women's golf won the Commercial Bank Classic Championship on Tuesday (Oct. 21) with a final round of 332. Lewis finished the two-round tournament with a 650 (318-332) to defeat Henderson State by 12 strokes. The event was held at Greystone Country  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Men's Tennis Earns Two Runner-Up Finishes At Grizzly Open
Lewis University senior Armand Levandi (Tallinn, Estonia/Audentese Spordigumnaasiumi) and sophomore Mate Srdanovic (Split, Croatia/Graditeljsko-Geodetska Tehnicka) both placed second in their overall singles flights at the Grizzly Men's Tennis Open, hosted  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Si Se Puede Conference inspires students
More than 180 high school students and over 60 Lewis University students from the Chicago area were motivated by Juan Salgado, President and CEO of Instituto Oct. 9 at Lewis University’s annual Si Se Puede Conference. “Always bring your spirit to the  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Thurman presents new options for incarcerated girls
Tammy Thurman, assistant professor of Justice, Law, and Public Safety Studies , presented “Social Support and delinquency-implications for incarcerated girls” at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association in Chicago. The  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Athletic Training students volunteer at Chicago Marathon
The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon volunteers assisted more than 40,000 runners Oct. 12 as they crossed the finish line. Nine Lewis Athletic Training Students (LATS) club members volunteered at the end of the race. “If an athlete collapsed, vomited,  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Red Tie Ball sets record in support of scholarships
Lewis University reported record-breaking results from the Lewis Red Tie Ball-Signum Fidei (Sign of Faith) Celebration, held recently at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Exceptional support by sponsors and the more than 425 guests who attended  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Political journals publish work by Dr. Yann Kerevel
Latin American Politics and Society recently published “Loyalty and Disloyalty in the Mexican Party System,” an article by Dr. Yann Kerevel, assistant professor of political science . The article explains why politicians in Mexico switch parties and  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Pumpkin pie eating contest is Oct. 27 in Romeoville
“The Great Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest,” a relay race for teams of four to eat their pumpkin pie the fastest, is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Charlie’s Place. The participation fee is $5 a person or $20 per team. All Lewis students, faculty and staff are eligible  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Power, vitality, strength artwork on display until Oct. 24
A solo art exhibition by Denise Bellezzo will be on display Sept. 26-Oct. 24 in the Brent and Jean Wadsworth Family Gallery, located on Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville. The free exhibit is open to the public and will be on display from 9  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Regional history conference features Lewis faculty/students
Lewis University chapter of Phi Theta Alpha sponsored the Phi Alpha Theta Regional Conference for Illinois. The history honors society conference was in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Midwest World History Association held September 26-27  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Media professionals speak with communication students
Neha Datt Schultz, executive producer of 71 Degrees North, recently visited Lewis University to speak with the Field Production class taught by Tracy Hemmingway, assistant professor of communications . “[Schultz] gave the students constructive feedback  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Dr. Cremin consults on traveling Smithsonian sports exhibit
It is an exciting time for sports in America. Major League Baseball is heading towards the playoffs. On all levels, athletes are gearing up for the football, basketball, and other athletic competitions. Behind all these teams are their communities and  [MORE]  [PHOTO]  [COMMENTS(0)

Workout inside with the Breakfast Club
Lewis University invites community residents 55 years of age or older to join the Breakfast Club in the Student Recreation and Fitness Center located on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. The Breakfast Club is for those looking to stay fit, have  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)

Campus Visit Day is Saturday, November 15
Lewis University will host a Campus Visit Day for high school students and transfer students at 9:30 a.m. November 15 at the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Attendees will have the opportunity to take a campus tour with a current Lewis student,  [MORE]  [COMMENTS(0)


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