The Ricker Circle

The Ricker Circle is an honorary society recognizing alumni and friends who have contributed cumulative, lifetime gifts of $2,500 or more to the Illinois Alumni Association. The society is named in honor of Nathan C. Rickerβ€”the second Illinois Alumni Association president and designer of the distinctive Illinois Alumni Association crest, which originally was worn as an alumni badge of pride and now serves as The Ricker Circle emblem.

Recognition Levels

πŸ’Ž Diamond Level ($25,000 +)

β€’ Norman ’58 DSSWV and Mary Jane Beasley
β€’ Henry ’52 DSSWV and Nancy Blackwell II ’52 MEDIA
β€’ Donald ’53 BUS and Frances Buske
β€’ Robert ’54 BUS and Alice Campbell, JD ’43 LAW
β€’ Elizabeth Carmichael
β€’ George Clements

β€’ Dorothy ’49 LAS and James Dilorio
β€’ Richard Foley ’49 ENG and Joanne Bresee Foley ’49 LAS
β€’ William ’86 BUS and Martha Forsyth III ’86 LAS
β€’Β Lawrence Gougler ’41 BUS
β€’Β Phyllis Hallene ’51 LAS
β€’Β Michael ’72 LAS and Lois Harring ’73 LAS
β€’ Harold ’50 ENG and Liz Hindsley
β€’ Jeanne Hindsley ’51 LAS
β€’ Dwight Jenkins ’39 BUS
β€’ Norma Johnston ’48 LAS
β€’Β Brooks Kellogg and Gail Veasman Kellogg ’65 LAS
β€’Β Jill ’50 ACES and T.G. Knappenberger ’33 Β LAS, JD ’33 LAW
β€’Β J. Andy ’79 LAS and Susan Langan

β€’ Louis, EDM ’62, and Mary Liay
β€’ Woody Long and Carol Keiser-Long ’68 ACES
β€’ Bob ’53 BUS and Sharon Lumsden ’57 FAA, MA ’64 FAA
β€’ R. Eden ’62 LAS and Sharon Martin
β€’ Phillip ’57 BUS and Madonna Matteson
β€’ Edward ’69 ACES and Judith McMillan ’71 ACES
β€’ Roger ’64 ENG and Joanne Plummer
β€’ Jane ’54 LAS and Robert Rader
β€’ Joseph ’69 MEDIA, MS ’73 MEDIA and Pamela Rank ’74 BUS
β€’ Jack ’43 ACES and Marjorie Richmond
β€’ Scott ’87 ENG and Laurie Rose
β€’ Henry ’48 DSSWV and Kathleen Sherry
β€’ Loren and Susan Taylor
β€’ Stephen ’72 BUS, MAS ’73, and Elizabeth Van Arsdell
β€’ Jan ’76 LAS and Kenneth Viste ’62 LAS
β€’ Thomas ’73 BUS, MBA ’74, and Lynn Karen Vogelsinger ’74 ED
β€’ Scott ’79 FAA and Joan Ziegler ’79 MEDIA

πŸ”Ά Topaz Level ($15,000 +)

β€’ Daniel ’72 AA and Meredith Azark
β€’ T. Eugene ’52 BUS, MA ’57 and Shirley Blanchard
β€’ George ’60 AHS and Jeanne Bon Salle
β€’ Ruth W. Bowen
β€’ Amy K. Brownback ’00 MEDIA
β€’ Benjamin H. Brownback ’99 LAS
β€’ Kathy Calvert ’93 BUS
β€’ Brett ’93 LAS and Lara Coffee
β€’ Dan ’75 BUS and Anita DeCanniere
β€’ L. Eugene ’70 FAA and Michelle Dillow
β€’ Donald Dodds Jr.
β€’ Daniel Doheny ’84 BUS and Anne Easton Doheny
β€’ Ray Elliott, MS ’84 MEDIA, and Vanessa Faurie ’87 MEDIA
β€’ George ’59 MEDIA and Kitty Grubb
β€’ Mary Alice Grubb ’60 MEDIA
β€’ Edward Haben ’77 BUS and Mary Kay Kretch Haben ’77 BUS

β€’ Mary L. ’71 LAS and Alfred G. ’71 LAS
β€’ Scott Hindsley ’78 FAA, MARCH ’80, and Amy Wagner
β€’ William ’51 ENG and Patricia Holmes
β€’ Paul ’66 ENG, MS ’68 ENG, and Barbara Koch ’66 LAS
β€’ Ruth L. Labitzke ’42 ED
β€’ Thomas ’90 MEDIA and Catherine Livingston
β€’ Paul Lumsden ’87 ACES
β€’ Merle ’58 ACES and Janet Mulvaney ’58 ACES
β€’ John ’78 AA and Karen Ochoa
β€’ Jack ’87 LAS and Lorene Peirce
β€’ Edward Ruther ’36 BUS
β€’ David ’77 BUS and Anita Seiler
β€’ Jerry and Karen Tow
β€’ James ’60 LAS and Dena Vermette
β€’ Joel ’63 BUS and Analee Weisman
β€’ Albert ’39 LAS and Jane Wohlers ’41 MEDIA

πŸ”· Sapphire Level ($2,500 +)

β€’ Richard Adams ’59 MEDIA and Patricia Januszki ’85 BUS
β€’ John ’50 ACES and Marjorie Albin
β€’ Gene and Ellen Amberg
β€’ Brian and Andrea Ballinger ’98 LAS, MBA ’08
β€’ Stephen Bardo ’90 LAS
β€’ Amy Barklam ’94 BUS
β€’ Robert Bean ’55 ENG
β€’ Taylor ’62 LAS and Gail Bell
β€’ T. Eugene ’52 BUS and Phyllis Blanchard
β€’ Jane Bonaldi ’64 FAA, MA ’69 FAA
β€’ Jacqueline Bost
β€’ Ben Brownback ’99 LAS
β€’ Kenneth Bruce II and Christine Chambers Dodds Bruce
β€’ Michael ’77 ENG and Karan Brunetto ’76 LAS
β€’ Arthur ’80 ACES and Nancy Bunn
β€’ Richard Burns ’73 ACES and Colleen Callahan ’73 ACES
β€’ Robert ’53 BUS and Adelaide Caldwell
β€’ Edna Campbell ’46 MEDIA
β€’ Lynell Cannell ’69 LAS, MS ’70 ENG, PHD ’76 ENG
β€’ Michael Cardinal and Angie Love Cardinal
β€’ Leonard and Patricia Carmichael
β€’ Peter Wai Chan, MBA ’95, MS ’99 ACES
β€’ Charles Cherry ’49 LAS, MA ’51 LAS
β€’ Gery ’79 LAS and Sunny Chico
β€’ Archie ’66 ENG, MS ’72 ENG, HON ’05, and Marilyn Clemins ’67 ACES
β€’ David Cocagne ’00 LAS
β€’ Edward Cohen ’75 PHAM
β€’ Janice Cooper
β€’ Stephen ’72 LAS and Helen Cox, EDM ’71
β€’ Alice Brown Dodds
β€’ Donald Dodds ’53 MEDIA
β€’ E.J. Donaghey
β€’ Mark ’88 BUS and Elizabeth Dosier
β€’ John ’72 FAA, MS ’74 FAA, and Carol Jean Drayton ’71 FAA
β€’ Sherry Eagle ’70 ED
β€’ Teddy Eddleman ’49 AHS
β€’ Sara English
β€’ Doak Ewing and Cheryl Barnak Ewing ’69 LAS
β€’ Robert ’83 BUS and Lora Falato
β€’ Herbert ’49 BUS and Sandi Feinberg
β€’ Mark ’88 LAS, ’88 LAS and Bethann Filip
β€’ Charles ’55 BUS and Blanche Finn
β€’ Kathryn Finn ’79 ACES
β€’ Jeanette Flaningam ’44 LAW, JD ’47 LAW
β€’ Sally Fletcher ’78 BUS
β€’ James ’68 ENG, MS ’72 ENG, MD ’76, and Nancy Frakes ’67 ED
β€’ Robert ’74 LAS, MS ’76 LAS, PHD ’79 LAS, and Laura Fraley ’77 LAS, MS ’79 BUS
β€’ Louis ’67 ENG and Christine Friedrich
β€’ Bryan Ganaway, PHD ’03 LAS, and Irina Gigova, PHD ’05 LAS
β€’ Fredrick ’70 ENG and Deborah Ganaway ’70 LAS
β€’ Darrien, MD ’84, and Jocelyn Gaston
β€’ James and Patricia Halcott Glenn, EDM ’66
β€’ Mark ’70 BUS, JD ’73 LAW, and C. Bonnie Goldenberg ’72 FAA
β€’ Kenneth and Betty Gorden ’47 ACES
β€’ John ’81 LAS and Maureen Graf
β€’ Christian ’82 BUS and Valerie Hallen
β€’ Alfred ’71 LAS and Mary Harms Jr. ’71 LAS
β€’ Scott Hasler Sr. ’51 DSSWV
β€’ Marshall, PHD ’82 LAS, and Chi-Mi Tai Hayward, PHD ’84 LAS
β€’ Dena Heflin ’85 ACES, ’88 VM, DVM ’90
β€’ Robert and Janet Heldman
β€’ Jeffrey Henn ’44 LAS
β€’ Charles and Barbara Hundley
β€’ Stephen ’93 LAS and Laurie Husak ’89 LAS, MA ’92 LAS
β€’ Bruce Johnson ’70 MEDIA, MS ’72 MEDIA
β€’ Ruth Johnson
β€’ Samuel ’86 FAA and Donna Johnson
β€’ Philip ’81 BUS and Brenda Jones ’82 ED
β€’ Matthew ’87 LAS and Sara Joyce ’89 ACES
β€’ Richard, PHD ’98 ED, and Patricia Justice, PHD ’90 ED
β€’ Jeffrey Kardatzke ’97 ENG
β€’ Marilyn Schnirring Kennedy ’52 MEDIA
β€’ Stuart ’90 LAS, MD ’95, MBA ’10, and Teresa King
β€’ S. Craig ’91 BUS and Diane Kiddoo
β€’ Richard ’90 ENG, MS ’92 ENG, MBA ’92, and Cynthia Knoll ’91 LAS, EDM ’92
β€’ Stephen Kolb ’71 ENG
β€’ Srinivas Kuchipudi ’90 ENG
β€’ Norma ’71 BUS and David Lauder ’71 LAS
β€’ Craig ’90 ENG, MS ’92 ENG, and Charlotte Laughton ’91 ED

β€’ David ’69 BUS and Patty Brooks Leach ’69 LAS
β€’ Edwin Lennox III ’90 ENG, MS ’92 ENG, MS ’97 ENG
β€’ William ’73 LAS and Barbara Lenz
β€’ Thomas ’90 MEDIA, MPA ’97, and Casey Livingston
β€’ Sara de Mundo Lo, MS ’57 LIS
β€’ Stuart ’62 BUS and Mary Lockwood
β€’ Wayne and Carol Lockwood
β€’ Fred Loewinsohn ’66 LAS
β€’ Eleanor Lukazewski ’64 PHAM
β€’ Edward ’74 LAS and Clare Malysiak Jr. ’75 LAS
β€’ Louis ’92 FAA and Kristin Margaglione ’92 ED
β€’ Marian Martin
β€’ William ’79 BUS and Jennifer McCarty III
β€’ R. Norman and Vicki Megginson ’68 AHS, EDM ’78, PHD ’87 ED
β€’ Floyd ’57 ENG, PHD ’61 ENG, and Elizabeth Miller
β€’ Scott ’74 ENG and Cynthia Miller ’74 ED
β€’ G. Ronald ’59 ENG and Margaret Morris ’59 LAS
β€’ Merle Mulvaney ’58 ACES and Janet Turney Mulvaney ’58 ACES
β€’ Arthur ’59 BUS and Jocelyn Murray II
β€’ Chan, MBA ’03, and Rajamma Nair
β€’ Yang Naiwen and Wang Dekun
β€’ Darrell Nance ’78 LAS and Diane Darling
β€’ John Neumann ’71 PHAM
β€’ Martin Neumann ’99 ENG, MS ’04 ENG, PHD ’07 ENG, ’08
β€’ John and Arlene Norsym ’67 LAS, MBA ’85
β€’ Robert Norwood ’74 BUS
β€’ Beverly Odell ’78 ED
β€’ Steven ’86 FAA, MARCH ’88, and Carolyn Oliver ’88 ACES
β€’ Alan ’71 LAS and Denise Parsons
β€’ John ’67 LAS and Sandra Peirce ’67 LAS
β€’ Daniel ’48 FAA, MS ’49 FAA, and Marjorie Perrino ’48 FAA
β€’ William Peterson ’69 LAS, ’76 LAS, MA ’78 LAS, PHD ’86 LAS, and Ingrid Antonsen ’80 LAS, MA ’81 LAS
β€’ Richard and Gayl Pyatt ’64 LAS
β€’ Kathryn Quinn ’77 AA
β€’ Judith Renault Reese ’64 ED
β€’ Richard ’53 ENG, MS ’58 ENG, and Gertrude Reynolds ’58 ED
β€’ Walter, MS ’49 ENG, PHD ’51 ENG, and Anne Robb
β€’ John Santogrossi ’76 LAS, MD ’80, and Jane Romweber Santogrossi ’75 BUS
β€’ Lloyd and Betty Schermer ’51 MEDIA
β€’ William ’50 BUS and Mary Traylor Schnirring ’50 LAS
β€’ Charles, MA ’05 PAA, and Joanna Schrage
β€’ Douglas Sims ’68 ACES and Nancy Mueller Sims ’68 ACES
β€’ Dale ’72 ENG and Brenda Slack
β€’ Terry ’65 FAA, MS ’67 FAA, and Katharine Slocum ’67 FAA
β€’ Joseph Small MFA ’83
β€’ Stephen ’84 BUS and Jill Smart ’81 BUS
β€’ Damon ’93 LAS, MUP ’95, and Janine Smith ’93 LAS
β€’ Kent Sollenberger, MA ’76 LAS and Donna Fitzpatrick Sollenberger ’71 LAS, MA ’74 LAS
β€’ Robert, MS ’94 ENG, PHD ’96 ENG, and Scarlett Southwell, EDM ’94
β€’ William Stelzel ’87 ENG
β€’ William Stratton ’85 LAS and Juliana Wiggins-Stratton ’87 MEDIA
β€’ Robert Sulo ’74 LAS, MD ’80, and Denise Olivieri-Sulo, MD ’81
β€’ Anthony Tangora ’98 LAS
β€’ Richard Thomas ’79 LAS
β€’ Arnold ’50 FAA and Marian Thompson ’50 LAS
β€’ Max, MD ’48, and Esther Trummer
β€’ Carl Vacketta ’63 BUS, JD ’65 LAW
β€’ E. Eugene ’47 AHS, EMD ’55, and Janann Vance
β€’ Brenton ’52 FAA and Jean Wadsworth
β€’ Robert ’59 LAS, JD ’61, and Emily Watts ’58 LAS, MA ’59 LAS, PHD ’63 LAS
β€’ John ’56 LAS, MA ’58 LAS, PHD ’70 LAS, and Ruth Weaver ’55 LAS, EDM ’70
β€’ Arnold ’50 LAS, MA ’51 LER, HON ’97, and Edna Weber ’54 ACES
β€’ Kay Rickelman Webster ’81 LAS, JD ’84 LAW
β€’ Randall and Shari West, JD ’90 LAW
β€’ David ’76 LAS and Donna Whitehill, EDM ’06
β€’ James Williams ’08 BUS
β€’ Duke Yaguchi ’77 BUS, MBA ’79
β€’ Colleen Casserly Zambole ’82 BUS