lumni representing architecture, computer science, engineering, physics, and psychology were feted at the 2019 Illinois Institute of Technology Hall of Fame Ceremony, held February 19 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.
“Induction into the Illinois Institute of Technology Hall of Fame places our honorees among those select individuals whose accomplishments and unwavering pursuit of excellence inspire us all to welcome new challenges, explore the road less traveled, and give even more of ourselves,” Michael P. Galvin (LAW ’78), chairman of the Board of Trustees told the audience. “Our Hall of Fame induction ceremony renews our realization that Illinois Tech’s future is filled with discovery, innovation, promise, and success.”
Guests heard biographies about three deceased alumni who were inducted into the Hall of Fame by President Alan W. Cramb during the 2018 Alumni Awards: Robert “Pete” H. Bragg Jr. (PHYS ’49, M.S. ’51, Ph.D. ’60), Frank A. Crossley (CHE ’45, M.S. MET ’47, Ph.D. MET ’50), and Vice Admiral Diego E. Hernandez, Retired (PSYC ’55). Four additional members were inducted that evening: Valdas V. Adamkus (CE ’61, Hon. Ph.D. ’99), Myron Goldsmith (B.ARCH. ’39, M.S. ’53), Martin C. Jischke (PHYS ’63), and Victor Y. Tsao (M.S. CS ’80).