Alumni | Former Trustees | Attendee/ Non-Degree | Faculty


Samuel Spencer
CHE ’39
Lakeland, Fla.

Lena Xydes
ARSC ’40
San Jose, Calif.

Clarence Votava
EE ’43

H. Jack Hansen
ME ’44
Elburn, Ill.

Robert Harper
ME ’44
Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Edwin Kurek
ME ’44
Monrovia, Ind.

Roy Churan
ME ’45
Largo, Fla.

William Burt
EE ’46
Bloomington, Minn.

Lester Matzek
EE ’46, M.S. ’48, M.B.A. ’84
Lombard, Ill.

Calvin Zehnder
ME ’46
Louisville, Ky.

Arnold Gavin
CHE ’47
Minnesota Lake, Minn.

Donald Norton
ME ’47
Arcadia, Calif.

Robert Ronningen
ME ’47
Flat Rock, N.C.

Philip Cox
EE ’48
Lake Worth, Fla.

Leroy Kuston
CE ’48
Seminole, Fla.

Allen Moss
EE ’48
Los Angeles

Milton Oran
ME ’48
Chaska, Minn.

Arthur Postregna
ARCH ’48
Fort Myers, Fla.


Robert Bragg, PHYS ’49, M.S. ’51, Ph.D. ’60, Oakland, Calif., was a noted physicist and engineer who made contributions to materials characterization using X-ray diffraction and small-angle X-ray scattering. Early in his career he worked at the Portland Cement Association research laboratory and then at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, and was subsequently offered a full professorship and joint appointment at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served from 1969 to 1987 (and as chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from 1978 to 1981). A Fulbright Scholar, Bragg worked to provide opportunities and recognition for minorities in both academia and the workplace. He served as an advisor to prominent organizations, including the United States Department of Energy, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, and the National Science Foundation.

Carl Hermach
ME ’49
Largo, Fla.

Frank Mattausch
ME ’49
Renton, Wash.

James Bulger
CE ’50
Oak Lawn, Ill.

Thaddeus Kolski
CHEM ’50
Wilmington, Del.

Ben Loper
CHE ’50
Clearwater, Fla.

Eugene Rezabeck
ME ’50
Carol Stream, Ill.

John Russell
ME ’50
Clearwater, Fla.

Donald Steichen
FPE ’50
La Salle, Ill.

John Arima
ME ’51

Donald Fannon
IE ’51
Le Roy, N.Y.

Joseph Faul
ME ’51
Naples, Fla.

Casimir Griglik
BE ’51
Lake Worth, Fla.

Robert Keller
CHE ’51
Basking Ridge, N.J.

John Menke
CHE ’51

Albin Stravinskas
IE ’51
Dunedin, Fla.

Robert Anderson
CE ’52
Palatine, Ill.

George Gallagher
CE ’52
Baton Rouge, La.

Helmuth Hansen
EE ’52
Savannah, Ga.

Lloyd Idelman
ME ’52
Evanston, Ill.

Alfred Leisering
ARCH ’52
Lombard, Ill.


Peter Schutz, ME ’52, Naples, Fla., is credited with preventing the demise of Porsche’s classic 911 sports car. A Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany, he and his family settled in Chicago. After graduating from Illinois Tech and working for the companies Caterpillar and Cummins, Schutz was recruited back to Germany to work for Porsche, where he rose to become president and chief executive officer from 1981 to 1987. Schutz implemented engineering changes in the 911 and helped to revive Porsche sales in the United States. Upon his departure from Porsche, Schutz and his wife established a business consultancy.

Vincent Turner
M.S. IE ’52
Lima, Ohio

Albert Wigert
CE ’52
Bokeelia, Fla.

Glenn Workman
CHE ’52
Summerville, S.C.

Marlen Miller
ME ’53
Mason, Ohio

William Odahowski
CE ’53
Orlando, Fla.

James Karzes
EE ’54
Sunnyvale, Calif.

Stanley Sternasty
MET ’54

Henry Zucker
M.S. EE ’54, Ph.D. ’59
Little Silver, N.J.

Donald McKenney
CHE ’56
Midland, Mich.

Lawrence Stukel
LAW ’56
Cave Creek, Ariz.

Wolfgang Eschenlohr
PSYC ’57

W. Impey
LAW ’57
Silver Lake, Wis.

Peter Novak
EE ’57
Keller, Texas

Robert Browne
EE ’58
Titusville, Fla.

Robert Ebert
ME ’58
Des Plaines, Ill.




Mohammad Zia Hassan, M.S. IE ’58, Ph.D. ’65, Chicago, former Illinois Tech professor and dean of Stuart School of Business, co-founded the Islamic Foundation School and mosque in Villa Park, Illinois, and helped to establish Chicago’s Muslim Community Center. He also served as the foundation’s chair for four decades. At Stuart Hassan focused his research on business policy and quality management, writing more than 30 papers and co-authoring the textbook BASIC Programs for Production and Operations Management. Illinois Tech established an endowed chair in Hassan’s name before his retirement in 2014.

James Louden
MET ’58
Orland Park, Ill.

Victor Raimondi
BIOL ’58
Naperville, Ill.

Thomas Stankie
IE ’58
Crown Point, Ind.

Marlin Barklage
BE ’59

Edward Bisone
EE ’59
Middletown, Del.

John Kozlik
EE ’59
Scottsdale, Ariz.

Charles Pease
CE ’59
Park Ridge, Ill.

Nicholas Petrakos
EE ’59
Parkland, Fla.

Edward Grahn
ME ’60
Arlington Heights, Ill.

Stanley Jackson
LAW ’60

Paul Cooper
EE ’61
Villa Park, Ill.

John Gravee
BE ’61
Huntley, Ill.

Martin Kozi
EE ’61, M.B.A. ’94
Lombard, Ill.

Albert Zoch
MATH ’61

Gordon Bartosiewicz
MET ’62
Jupiter, Fla.

John Eubank
FPE ’62

John Goodin
IE ’62
Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Brian Loo
EE ’62
Buena Park, Calif.

John Meisner
EE ’62
Cottage Grove, Ore.

John Merwin
ME ’62
New Lenox, Ill.

Peter Abrams
Ph.D. PSYC ’63
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Ralph Bogot
ME ’63
Estero, Fla.

Raymond Donahue
MET ’63, Ph.D. ’66
Fond Du Lac, Wis.

E. Woodruff Imberman
PS ’63
Winnetka, Ill.

Robert Predny
CHEM ’63
Park Forest, Ill.

Alan Sicherman
EE ’63

Mert Thayer
DSGN ’63
Sesser, Ill.

James Murphy
CHE ’64
Medinah, Ill.

James Brennan
Ph.D. CHEM ’65
Newark, Del.

Bruce Brock
M.S. CRP ’65
Jacksonville, Fla.

Karman Kirti Ghia
M.S. MAE ’65, Ph.D. ’69

James Trawinski
CE ’65, M.S. ENVE ’70
Barrington, Ill.

Richard Arazi
MATH ’66
Bismarck, N.D.

James Foley
ME ’66
Harrison, N.Y.

Larry Roush
M.S. SOCT ’66
Altamonte Springs., Fla.

John Silvis
ME ’66
Fairport Harbor, Ohio

Russell Glastetter
EE ’67
Redlands, Calif.

Robert Green
LAW ’67
Hilo, Hawaii

John Hourihane
LAW ’67
Evanston, Ill.

Henry Knaack
ME ’67
Gladstone, Mo.

Jack Kuhlman
LAW ’67
Parker, Colo.

Edward Gurka
MAE ’68
Westchester, Ill.

Frances Kokotis-Kovacheff
M.S. DSGN ’68
Lansing, Ill.

Jonas Miniatas
IE ’68
Largo, Fla.

Dwight Snow
MAE ’68
Richton Park, Ill.

Donald Babka
EE ’69
Western Springs, Ill.

Antons Tutins
EE ’70
Orlando, Fla.

Edward Wolthausen
PHYS ’70
Vancouver, Wash.

Frederic Beslow
MATH ’71
Glenview, Ill.

Katherine Foster
M.S. PSYC ’71, Ph.D. ’75
Des Plaines, Ill.

Ruey-Rong Lii
Ph.D. CHEM ’71
Hillsborough, Calif.

Perry Meyers
Ph.D. PSYC ’71
Highland Park, Ill.

Mercurio Oddo
BE ’71
Surprise, Ariz.

Loren Schwechter
LAW ’71
Deerfield, Ill.

James Weatherbee
Ph.D. BIOL ’72
St. Paul, Minn.

Thomas Zeinz
CE ’72
Homewood, Ill.

J. Richard Hisaw
LAW ’73

Jane Mitchell-Lizars
LAW ’73
Eugene, Ore.

Charles Ziemba
EE ’74
Mount Washington, Ky.

Barbara Jacobs
LAW ’75
Germantown, Tenn.

Thomas Luebker
EE ’76

James Phillips
EE ’76
Albuquerque, N.M.

Philip Noteboom
LAW ’78
Wausau, Wis.

Terry Sietmann
M.S. IE ’78
Broomfield, Colo.

Bertha Ajayi
PS ’79
Los Angeles

Rakhael Ross
LAW ’79

Richard Dorsey
LAW ’81
Oldsmar, Fla.

Robert Eatman
LAW ’81
Los Angeles

Andrew Chaloupka
DSGN ’82
Western Springs, Ill.

Marian Donohue (née Higgins)
LAW ’83
Quincy, Ill.

Patricia Cummings
M.B.A. ’84
Dennis Port, Mass.

John Sharkey
M.B.A. ’88
Elgin, Ill.

Paul Bauer
M.P.A. ’92

Jessica Coffey
DSGN ’93
Raleigh, N.C.

Kathleen Gros (née Manella)
LAW ’93
Hinsdale, Ill.

William Koves
Ph.D. MAE ’93
Elgin, Ill.

Raelinn Spiekhout
CHE ’93
Bourbonnais, Ill.




Former Trustees

Diego Hernandez, PSYC ’55, Miami Lakes, Fla., was a decorated admiral in the United States Navy who headed the Pacific Third Fleet. Honored with the Silver Star, Purple Heart, and Distinguished Flying Cross, he led 147 combat missions in Vietnam, serving in the military from 1955 to 1991. Hernandez conducted the first strike against two surface-to-air missile sites in North Vietnam. He served as deputy commander in chief on the U.S. Space Command and vice commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command during his last two years of duty.   

Raymond Tower, Glenview, Ill., had a 40-year career with FMC Corporation, a leading diversified chemical company. Educated as a chemist, he rose through the ranks at FMC, ultimately serving  as board member, president, and chief operating officer before his retirement in 1990. Tower then devoted his time to helping others, including being president of the Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation from 2001 to 2006. He had served on Illinois Tech’s Board of Trustees since 1982, becoming a life trustee in 1992 and trustee emeritus in 2007.       


Nicholas Chaparos

Glen Lund
Plymouth, Minn.

Richard Mueller
Columbus, Ohio

Arthur Rubin
Boynton Beach, Fla.


Suzanne Ehrenberg, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Evanston, Ill., professor of legal research and writing, joined the faculty in 1985 and served for many years as associate director of the Legal Research and Writing Program. Ehrenberg practiced law for four years with the Chicago firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt and served as a staff attorney with the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Over the course of her career, she was also a visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales and a clinical associate professor at Northwestern University School of Law.  

Nicholas Thomopoulos, Ph.D. IE ’66, Chicago, professor emeritus of management science at Stuart School of Business, was a faculty member for more than 40 years and a thesis advisor to 32 Ph.D. students. A prolific writer, he wrote more than 70 papers that were published in various technical journals and conference proceedings; he also authored 11 books with topics ranging from Monte Carlo simulations to supply-chain and inventory fundamentals. The recipient of many awards including Illinois Tech’s Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award in 2009, Thomopoulos developed new mathematical and business methodologies and designed forecast and inventory software. His wife, Elaine Thomopoulos (Ph.D. PSYC ’74), and three daughters are Illinois Tech alumnae.