Accountancy Alumni and Friends Honor Kieso
More than $1 Million Pledged for Endowed Chair

Pictured from left to right: Jerry Weygandt, Enid Weygandt, Bob Peterson, Debbie Peterson, Kevin Cleary, Roberta Cleary, Don Kieso (seated), Jeff Eckmann, Paula LeRoy, Bill LeRoy, Chris Cole, Tim Cole, Mary Burge and Gary Burge.


Ten former students (along with their spouses) have joined together to raise more than $1 million to create the Donald E. Kieso Endowed Chair in Accountancy in Northern Illinois University's nationally ranked accounting program.

Kieso, a member of the faculty at NIU from 1963 until 1992, currently holds the title of Peat Marwick Emeritus Professor in the NIU College of Business. During his career, he taught thousands of NIU students and helped build the program to national prominence. Under his leadership, in 1985, the program's graduates achieved the top pass rate in the nation on the CPA Exam, and have continued to place in the top 25 almost every year since. Read entire story.

For more information on how to join this group of donors, contact Anthony D'Andrea at (815) 753-1736.

The following alumni and friends have each pledged $100,000 or more toward our minimum goal of $1 million for this endowed faculty position:

• Gary (B.S. 1976) & Mary Burge
• Kevin (B.S. 1976) & Roberta Cleary
• Chris (B.S. 1975) & Tim Cole
• Ralph (E.M.B.A. 1989) & Maria de la Vega
• Dean (B.S. 1964, M.S. 1969) & Brenda DuCray
• Jeff (B.S. 1974) & Doreen Eckmann
• Paul (B.S. 1976) & Karen (B.S. 1976) Keglevic
• Bill (B.S. 1965) & Paula (B.S. 1966) LeRoy
• Robert (B.S. 1978) &
    Debra (B.S. 1978) (Distel) Peterson
• Jerry & Enid Weygandt