Rockford Club Distinguished Alumni - NIU - College of Business
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NIU Rockford Club

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Distinguished Alumni

In recognition of the individual contributions College of Business alumni have made to the community, every year the Club presents a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Rockford-area alumni. The awardees will be nominated and selected by the Alumni Club Board of Directors from a list of College of Business alumni in the Rockford area, based on outstanding success in the business community as well as contributions to the success of the College.


Bob Jonas

2010 Rockford Area Distinguished Alumni 
Robert Jonas 
1968 B.S. Marketing
1975 M.B.A.
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Jeffery Wallem

2008 Rockford Area Distinguished Alumni
Jeff Wallem
1979 B.S. Management 
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2007 Rockford Area Distinguished Alumni
Jim Hansberry (on left)
1984 B.S. Management
1998 M.B.A. 
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Note: Award presented by Jeff Wallem.

2005 Rockford Area Distinguished Alumni 
Janyce Fadden
1984 M.B.A.
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2004 Rockford Area Distinguished Alumni 
John Mink
1974 M.B.A.

2003 Rockford Area Distinguished Alumni 
Jack R. Joyce
1967 M.S. Finance

2002 Rockford Area Distinguished Alumni 
Dan G. Loescher
1976 B.S. Accountancy

2001 Rockford Area Distinguished Alumni
Robert H. Rothkopf
1967 B.S. Management
1973 M.S. Management

2000 Rockford Area Distinguished Alumni 
Kenneth A. Urban
1960 B.S. Marketing