Distinguished Alumni

Celebrating Alumni Success

In the spirit of celebrating the accomplishments of College of DuPage students, the Distinguished Alumni Awards honor COD alumni for their outstanding achievements.

The 2022 Class of Distinguished Alumni was celebrated at a ceremony at College of DuPage’s McAninch Arts Center on Sunday, September 18.

2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Maureen Dunne, Ph.D.

'95 Associate of Arts

Lori Swanson, ACP

'18 Paralegal Studies

Angel M. Traub

'96 Associate of Arts

2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Roy Beaumont

'91 Hotel & Lodging

Peach Carr

'80 Radiology

Patrick C. Cullinan D.O.

'93 Science

Dilyss Gallyot

'89 Science

Marsela Jorgolli

'05 General Studies

Tom Krieglstein

'01 General Studies

Christopher Kriz

'92 Theater and Music

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Matthew Bonnan

'93 Earth Science

Jimmy Ray Elliott

'77 Journalism

Linda C. Feltman

'72 Business and Languages

Hashem Helmi

'83 Computer Science

Janice Dacanay Miller

'80 Nursing

Andrew Ouderkirk

'78 Chemistry

Laz Perez

'88 Criminal Justice

Mark Pfefferman

'84 Journalism

Jeffrey Ross


Dr. Roy Karl Werner

'92 Biology

Outstanding Recent Grad Margaret Yancey

'06 Journalism

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Marco Benassi

'83 Speech

Jolene Kremer

'78 Journalism

George Macht

'70 Culinary

Heather Miller

'02 Nursing

Mariam Pare

'99 Arts

Edward Raspiller

'88 Business

Tony Venezia

'72 Animation

Eileen Ward

'75 Humanities

2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Dr. Kim L. Armour

Class of 1984

Dennis Barsema

Class of 1975

Robyn Coffin

Class of 1997

Buna Dahal

Class of 1996

Bryan T. Green

Class of 1989

Amy Beth Kirsten

Class of 1992

Lauren Morgan

Class of 1984

Gus Vonderheide

Class of 1982

1987 - 1996 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

Patricia Wager

Class of 1987

Shirley Hoffman

Class of 1988

Patricia Stockner

Class of 1989

Adele Lessmeister

Class of 1990

Dorothy Squitieri

Class of 1991

James Belushi

Class of 1992

John Murnane

Class of 1993

John Stefanelli

Class of 1994

Eileen Lyons

Class of 1995

Theresa Bowen-Weyrich

Class of 1996