College of Business Alumni Awards

Distinguished Alumnus Award

Established in 1984; recognizes graduates of the College of Business for outstanding career achievement. Recipients hold a degree from the College of Business at Illinois.

2017 Karen Golz ’76, Global Vice Chair, Ernst & Young Global Limited
2016 Chris Perry ’77, Partner, CIVC Partners
2015 John Ruth ’59, President and Founder, Century Group 100
2014 Stephen Van Arsdell ’72, ’73, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte, Retired
2013 Larry Field ’61, CEO, Field Holdings, Inc.
2012 Howard S. Engle ’72, Partner, Deloitte
2011 Thomas D. Vogelsinger ’73, ’74, Partner, Ernst & Young, Retired
2010 Jill Smart ’81, Chief Human Resources Officer, Accenture
2009 Melvin L. Katten ’58, Founding Partner & Senior Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
2008 Douglas C. Mills ’62, Chairman of the Board, First Busey Corporation
2007 John D. Zeglis ’69, Chairman & CEO, AT&T Wireless Service, Retired
2006 Michael Tokarz ’73, Chairman, MVC Capital
2005 Albert Wohlers ’39, Founder, Albert H. Wohlers & Co., Retired
2004 Avy H. Stein ’77, Co-Chairman & Co-CEO, Willis & Stein Partners
2003 Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught ’52, USAF, Retired
2002 Conrad Hewitt ’58, Superintendent of Banks, State of California, Former
2001 Michael Krasny ’75, Founder & Chairman, CDW Computer Centers
2000 Thomas A. Murphy ’38, Chairman of the Board & CEO, General Motors Corporation, Retired
1999 Leonard C. Hoeft ’47, Chairman of the Board, Wm. H. Ziegler Co., Inc., Retired
1998 Stanley C. Golder ’51, General Partner, Golder, Thoma, Cressey, Rauner, Inc., Retired
1997 John Brogan ’36, Chairman, Ryan Insurance Group, Retired
1996 Lester H. McKeever, Jr. ’55, Managing Partner, Washington, Pittman and McKeever
1995 Sybil C. Mobley ’64, Dean of School of Business, Florida A&M
1994 William G. Karnes ’33, Chairman of the Board, Beatrice, Retired
1993 Richard L. Wellek ’60, President & CEO, Varlen Corporation
1991 Samuel K. Skinner ’60, Secretary, Department of Transportation
1990 Richard H. Frank ’65, President, The Walt Disney Studios
1989 Charles A. Bowsher ’53, U.S. Comptroller General
1988 Judd D. Malkin ’59, Chairman, JMB Realty Corporation
1988 Neil G. Bluhm ’59, President, JMB Realty Corporation
1987 Gerald E. Schultz ’63, President & COO, Bell & Howell
1986 Arthur R. Wyatt ’49, ’50, ’53, Principal, Arthur Andersen
1985 Jerome S. Gore ’41, Chairman Emeritus, Hartmarx Corporation
1984 Kenneth W. Perry ’53, Professor of Accountancy, Illinois

College of Business Appreciation Award

Established in 1979; presented to friends of the College and its alumni association, recognizing outstanding service to the organization. Recipients need not be graduates of the College to earn this recognition, but are always Illini at heart.

2017 Steve Miller ‘87
2016 Tony DiTommaso ’74, ’76 MS
2015 Larry DeBrock
2014 Stephen V. King ’84
2013 Charles Finn ’55
2012 Timothy J. Reierson ’81
2011 Jon Corzine ’69
2010 Jerry Colangelo ’62
2009 Neel T. Kashkari ’95, ’98 MS
2008 Avijit Ghosh
2007 James C. Cook ’71
2006 Norma J. Lauder ’71
2005 Mary Kay Haben ’79
2004 Jeffrey H. Margolis ’84
2003 Howard S. Engle ’72
2002 James Elsesser, Jr. ’66, ’67 MS
2001 Frederick L. Neumann
2000 Howard Thomas
1999 Larry L. Austermiller ’63, ’65 MS
1998 Willard Bunn III
1997 Wilma J. Smelcer ’73 MBA
1996 Arthur R. Wyatt ’49, ’50, ’53 PhD
1995 Albert H. Wohlers ’39
1994 David J. Downey ’63, ’66 JD
1993 John H. Judd ’71, ’84 MBA
1992 David G. Siebert ’89 MBA
1991 John D. Hogan
1990 William D. Engelbrecht ’66, ’72
1989 J. William Paquette
1988 Thomas D. Leddy ’63
1987 Henry D. Strunk ’58
1986 T. Emmerson Cammack
1985 Vernon K. Zimmerman ’49, ’50, ’54 PhD
1984 Lawrence W. Gougler ’41
1983 Donald C. Miller ’42, ’43, ’48 PhD
1982 Lawrence W. Nortrup ’49
1981 Russell V. Puzey ’33
1980 G. Preston Kendall ’31
1979 Lawrence W. Nortrup ’49
1979 William F. Murray ’34