1 Class of th Reunion Award Recipients The Alumni Award for Excellence The Alumni Award for Excellence is presented to an individual who is affiliated with Saint Ignatius College Prep, exemplifies personal integrity and is an outstanding example and leader in their profession. Alumni Medal Recipients The Alumni Medal is awarded to alumni who exemplify an outstanding commitment to their profession, church, community and to Saint Ignatius College Prep Award Recipients The Alumni Award for Excellence in Business Mr. John C. Erb '64 Mr. John F. McKinney '64 Mr. Joseph M. Shrader '64 Mr. Matthew M. Walsh, Jr. '64 The Alumni Award for Excellence in Education Mr. John J. Balaban '64 The Alumni Award for Excellence in Law Hon. Thomas J. Lipscomb '64 The Alumni Medal Hon. Russell W. Hartigan '64 Hon. William Haddad '64 Mr. Robert C. Siegel '64
2 Mr. John C. Erb '64 graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor s Degree in Mathematics. He taught Algebra, Geometry and was a Vice-Principal at Saint Rita High School before obtaining his J.D. from the IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review, class valedictorian and salutatorian. John specialized in civil litigation as an associate at Hinshaw and Culbertson and a partner for over 20 years at Paul B. Episcope, Ltd. During those years he pursued his hobby of competitive sailing which was both physically and mentally challenging, complementing his trial work. A former Commodore of Columbia Yacht Club, he and his sailing partner won the Chicago to Mackinac Island race overall in John served on the Saint Ignatius Board of Trustees from and was the proud recipient of the President s Award in At Chicago-Kent, he was a member of the Board of Overseers, President of the Alumni Association and was given the Distinguished Service Award. In 2001 John retired from the active practice of law and he and Gina, his wife of 44 years, moved to northwestlower Michigan where he pursues his passions for the environment and safe, high-quality health care. He has served as Board Chair of Leelanau Memorial Health Center, a small, rural, critical access hospital, and as Board Chair of Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, a 400 bed regional tertiary care center serving more than 9 counties in northern Michigan. As President and Board Chair of the Leelanau Conservancy, and as a current Board Member of the Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy, John is deeply involved in preserving Michigan s land, water and scenic character. John has always felt that his spirit for volunteer work towards a better community got its start at Saint Ignatius College Prep and to help others gain the same opportunity he and Gina have established the John 64 and Virginia Erb Endowment to provide well-deserved scholarship assistance. Mr. John F. McKinney '64 is President and founder of J.F. McKinney & Associates, Ltd. Jack s innovative and comprehensive commercial real estate marketing strategies have resulted in J.F. McKinney & Associates impressive list of new, high-rise office developments and successful building repositionings, including iconic properties as Prudential Plaza, Hyatt Center and the Chicago Title & Trust Center. Under his tenure, J.F. McKinney and its team has earned on five occasions the coveted Leasing Agent of the Year award for Chicago CBD properties. Prior to establishing J.F. McKinney & Associates, Jack was Senior Vice President with Equis, managing its National Account Group for worldwide tenant representation. As a Senior Vice President with LaSalle Partners, Jack spent more than ten years leasing and managing the redevelopment process for several large, high-profile projects in Boston, Dallas, Phoenix, Nashville and Chicago. Before joining LaSalle Partners, Jack was a Marketing Manager with IBM's Data Processing Division in Chicago. Jack earned his undergraduate degree in Business and Chemistry from Spring Hill College and his Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Jack served in the U.S. Marine Corps between college and graduate school. In addition to his involvement in various community and industry support initiatives, Jack is the former Board Chairman for Chicago s Saint Ignatius College Prep and sits on the Board for the Charis Military Initiative, a Jesuit-sponsored program for the spiritual recovery of U.S. Servicemen, and The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, an organization that provides college scholarships to the children of wounded and disabled Marines and Navy Corpsmen. Jack and his supportive wife, Peggy, live in Lake Forest, where they have raised their four boys.
3 Mr. Joseph M. Shrader '64 attended Loyola University in Chicago where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing in After graduation, Joe worked for Sears, Roebuck & Company in their Management Training program. He took time out to serve on active duty with the U.S. Army Reserve and upon returning home he began a career in real estate with Draper & Kramer, Incorporated in Chicago. After nine years with Draper & Kramer, he left to continue his real estate career with JMB Realty Corp. With JMB, Joe worked in the management of all types of properties, including both residential and commercial. In 1993, JMB formed a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) with their shopping center properties, to be known as Urban Shopping Centers, Inc. This portfolio included some of the premier shopping centers in the country including Oakbrook Center, Water Tower Place, Old Orchard Center in the Chicago area, Copley place in Boston and San Francisco Center. Joe served as the President of the management company Urban Retail Properties Co. Urban was one of the nation s largest retail property managers managing more than 50 million square feet of regional malls and community centers in 21 states and the District of Columbia. Joe has been privileged to serve on the Saint Ignatius Board of Trustees and on several different committees. He currently serves on the Building & Grounds committee and has for a number of years. Although Joe has been enjoying retirement, he continues to hold real estate licenses in twelve different states including Illinois on behalf of his previous employer. Keeping up with the continuing education requirements for those licenses and providing real estate consulting services keeps him busy. He also spends a good amount of time in their second home in Park City, Utah. Joe and his wife of 45 years, Janice, have three daughters who all live in the Chicago area. Two of them live in Arlington Heights where Joe and Janice reside. They have recently become grandparents for the first time to a lovely granddaughter, Stella Anne. Mr. Matthew M. Walsh, Jr. '64 is the Co-Chairman of The Walsh Group, one of Chicago and the nation s most successful Contractors constructing all forms of infrastructure facilities from large building projects to large civil infrastructure across North America. The family business is now in its fourth generation of leadership having been founded in Chicago in The Walsh Group annually manages a total volume of work approaching $5 billion. In addition, Engineering News Record has listed The Walsh Group as the 14th largest contractor in the US and the largest bridge builder in the US. Walsh ranks in the Top Ten of all US contractors in almost every major category so ranked. Matthew Walsh has more than 45 years of experience in the construction and real estate development industries. Mr. Walsh completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Notre Dame and holds a Juris Doctor from Loyola University. In the late 1970 s Mr. Walsh led the direction of the firm into the Heavy Civil industry, first locally and then nationally. Under the leadership of the Co-Chairmen this business has grown to become amongst the few largest US based heavy civil contractors. Mr. Walsh was recognized by The Moles Organization for outstanding leadership and achievement in the construction industry in Mr. Walsh was directly involved in such major US projects as the Hartsfield Turner Airport Runway Tunnel, the reconstruction of the Dan Ryan and Kennedy Expressways in Chicago and the Ohio River Bridge Projects in Indiana and Kentucky, the first P3 Civil project for Walsh and the largest PAB financed project in North America up to that point in time. Mr. Walsh helped found the Walsh Foundation which annually provides major grants to the many educational, Church and Civic charities with all profits coming from The Walsh Group earnings. The Walsh family also sponsors internships for Inner City minority high school students giving them an opportunity to learn more about the construction industry as well as to enable them to help pay for their own educations. Mr. Walsh and his wife have been active Chairs of the University of Notre Dame Architecture School which as a result of their philanthropy will have the Architecture School named for them. (cont.)
4 Matthew Walsh has many professional affiliations. He is a Life Trustee of Saint Ignatius College Prep and a member of the Union League Club. In addition, he sits on the Advisory Board Chair at the University of Notre Dame s School of Architecture and he is the chairman and a board member of the Construction Industry Round Table. Matthew is also a board member of the American Road and Transportation Contractors and is a board member of Children s Memorial Hospital and Joley Corp. Matthew has many family members who have attended Saint Ignatius, including his brother Dan 65, his son Sean Walsh 90, his daughter Erin Walsh Gibbons 94, his niece Margaret Walsh Regan 92, his nephew Brian Walsh 01 (Justine Mackey Walsh 01), and his brother in law Bernard Slattery 59. Mr. John J. Balaban '64 was born in Chicago and grew up on 24th and Washtenaw in St. Roman parish. He followed his brother Lou 63 and also has three sisters. John attended Xavier University in Cincinnati where he earned his Honors Bachelor of Arts in classical languages while also studying math, physics and philosophy. He earned his MS in Physics at Northwestern and married his wife, Jane, on May 1 st, John began teaching at Saint Ignatius with Marty Kelley in the fall of 1977 when Ray Heisler 78 was a senior. He taught four sections of Algebra 2 and a section of Fortran that year. John taught most of the courses in math over the years from Algebra 1 to BC Calculus and was the Math Department Chair from about 1990 to He also taught physics, AP Physics C, AP Physics B, Environmental Science, and Integrated Science 2 and was the Science Department Chair from 1998 to John also moderated various activities over the years including the Outdoor Club, BOS, Photography Club, Math Team, and many others. He has also served on various school committees. John retired in the summer of 2011 and returned again this past spring to cover Todd Stroble s family leave. He is back again this fall covering Jim Gaffey s family leave. John and Jane love spending time outdoors, especially photographing nature. Since 1980, they have been volunteer natural area site stewards for the Forest Preserves of Cook County, helping to return the preserves to health. They first got interested in the native flora of the region and once they came to know that well, became further interested in the native insects. John is an editor on an insect website, BugGuide.net, a site that helps folks find identifications and moving images around. Since retirement, he volunteers at The Field Museum once a week where he works helping with restoration and tours and also in the entomology department. John also volunteers once a week at UIC in David Wise s entomology lab, which also means he is usually at Saint Ignatius about once a week to stop in and say hi. John remains involved with students through his field work. He often gets requests from teachers and schools to provide field days for their students to learn about local nature and to do service for our natural communities. He will be meeting with Jenny Snyder and her Loyola Academy students once his days stepping in for Jim Gaffey are over this fall. He will also likely have workdays with New Trier, Niles West, Evanston Township, and others.
5 Hon. Thomas J. Lipscomb '64 was born, raised, and still resides in the City of Chicago. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, where he received an Illinois State Scholarship, and his law degree from De Paul College of Law, where he received a Lex Legio scholarship. He was first elected judge in He is currently assigned to the Law Division Jury Section of the Cook County Circuit Court, where he presides over jury trials in medical malpractice, automobile accidents and other personal injury cases. Judge Lipscomb practiced law for 30 years before becoming a judge. He began his career as a Cook County Assistant Public Defender, providing legal representation to those who could not afford an attorney. Thereafter, he was a sole practitioner for many years until he co-founded the firm of Lipscomb & Yuknis, where he practiced in general litigation and real estate until his election as a judge. Judge Lipscomb has helped law and high school students by presiding over mock trial competitions sponsored by the Circuit Court, John Marshall Law School, and others. He also participates in the Circuit Court s extern program where law students gain practical experience and receive course credit by working for him and other judges. Judge Lipscomb has been vetted by the judicial evaluation committees of Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Alliance of Bar Association approximately eight times during his legal career. To date, he has always received positive ratings, including several Highly Recommended ratings. Judge Lipscomb is a previous recipient of the Saint Ignatius Alumni Medal. He has been on the bench for 12 years and is currently running for retention in November for his third six-year term. He is a member of the Illinois Judges Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, Justinian Society of Lawyers and last but not least, the Law Society of Saint Ignatius. Hon. Russell W. Hartigan '64 currently resides in the Chicago suburb of Western Springs. Prior to obtaining his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School in 1975, Judge Hartigan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from DePaul University, where he also entered the MBA Program in Judge Hartigan has presided over more than sixty Jury Trials in the State and Federal Court since his 2010 appointment to the Circuit Court in He has lectured or written on behalf of a multitude of lawrelated interests, including: Jury Selection; Affidavits; Rule 213 Disclosure and Cross-Examination; Law Office Management; Post-trial Motions and Appeals; and Uninsured Motorist Coverage for LawEd series. He has been published by the Civil Practice Committee and the Illinois Bar Association. Immediately preceding his Circuit Court appointment, Russell was a partner in the legal firm of Hartigan & O Connor, P.C. During this time ( ) his principal focus was directed toward Casualty and Municipal Defense, Workers Comp, Personal Injury, and Arbitration/Mediation. Before his partnership in Hartigan & O Connor, Russell was an Associate Attorney from before engaging as a Partner/Principal in four other law practices from Russell is currently an Adjunct Professor at John Marshall Law School and his previous teaching engagements have been at Northwestern University, DePaul University, Morton Junior College, and Marist High School. (cont.)
6 Russell has been the recipient of many distinctions and awards, bestowed upon him by the Illinois Bar Association, John Marshall, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and the communities he has invested in since the 1990 s. His dedication to his profession as well as the world beyond has been recognized by his colleagues at John Marshall, The Bar Association, the West Central Municipal Conference, and various organizations within the Western Suburbs. The YMCA honored Russell as their Lay Person of the Year in 1992, and Western Springs bestowed the award of Man of the Year in Russell is a current member of the Berwyn PAV YMCA Board of Directors, the Southwest Development Association in Summit, the Robert Coulter American Legion Scholarship Committee in LaGrange, and the Illinois Judge s Association Media Response Committee. In his spare time, Russell competes as an Illinois Tournament Handball Player, golfs, and is a certified referee for Illinois high school and college football. Hon. William Haddad '64 retired from the bench in 2013 where he served as judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Prior to his judicial appointment, Haddad was a partner with Haddad, Schlack & Associates. He began his legal career as Assistant State's Attorney of Cook County. His extensive professional experiences include being President and Founder of the Suburban Bar Coalition of Cook County, Founding Chair of the Illinois Law Consortium for Palestinian Legal Education (USAID), and serving as a part of the 2002 Illinois Governor-Elect Blagojevich's Transition Team (Hate Crime Prevention Plan). He received his B.S. from Marquette University and J.D. from DePaul University School of Law. Bill currently sits on the Saint Ignatius Law Society Committee. He and his wife, Sandy, live in Riverside. Mr. Robert C. Siegel 64 was born in Chicago and lived with his parents and 5 younger siblings in St. Margaret of Scotland Parish. His brothers, Richard 68, John 71 and Charles 75 are also alumni of the school. During his summers while attending Saint Ignatius, Bob caddied at Beverly Country Club and made connections which would help him in the business world. After Saint Ignatius, Bob graduated from Marquette Warrior University with a Bachelor s Degree in Civil Engineering. While at Marquette, he entered the co-op work study program. His employer was James McHugh Construction, which has built many well-known landmarks in Chicago. Bob was involved in the field with many of these projects. To name a few they were Water Tower Place, United Center, Northwestern Hospital Buildings ( ), and Trump Tower. Bob started with McHugh in 1966 and was a member of the team until 2009, when he retired after almost 40 years of full time work. Bob and his wife, Rose Ann, lived on the south side of Chicago in the west Beverly neighborhood from 1976 until They were blessed with 2 children, Corryn Greenwood and Rob Siegel. In 1987 the family moved to Orland Park, IL, where Bob still lives. Rose Ann passed away in January Bob spends his time keeping busy doing nothing, golfing, swimming, and exercising at some of the health facilities in Orland Park. Corryn Greenwood is a neonatologist with the Renaissance Medical Group at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL. Rob is employed by Suburban Bank and Trust in Elmhurst, IL and takes care of asset recovery on foreclosed loans.
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