The Ricker Circle

The Ricker Circle is an honorary society recognizing alumni and friends who have contributed cumulative, lifetime gifts of $2,500 or more to the University of Illinois Alumni Association. The society is named in honor of Nathan C. Ricker—the second UI Alumni Association president and designer of the distinctive UI Alumni Association crest, which originally was worn as an alumni badge of pride and now serves as The Ricker Circle emblem.

Recognition Levels

  • Diamond Recognition ($25,000 +)
  • Topaz Recognition ($15,000 +)
  • Sapphire Recognition ($2,500 +)

Diamond Level ($25,000 +)

Norman ’58 DSSWV and Mary Jane Beasley
Henry ’52 DSSWV and Nancy Blackwell II ’52 MEDIA
Donald ’53 BUS and Frances Buske
Robert ’54 BUS and Alice Campbell, JD ’43 LAW
Dorothy Dilorio ’49 LAS
Richard Foley ’49 ENG and Joanne Bresee Foley ’49 LAS
Lawrence Gougler ’41 BUS
Phyllis Hallene ’51 LAS
Harold ’50 ENG and Liz Hindsley
Brooks Kellogg and Gail Veasman Kellogg ’65 LAS
Jill Knappenberger ’50 ACES
J. Andy ’79 LAS and Susan Langan
Louis, EDM ’62, and Mary Liay

Woody Long and Carol Keiser-Long ’68 ACES
Bob ’53 BUS and Sharon Lumsden ’57 FAA, MA ’64 FAA
R. Eden ’62 LAS and Sharon Martin
Phillip ’57 BUS and Madonna Matteson
Edward ’69 ACES and Judith McMillan ’71 ACES
Roger ’64 ENG and Joanne Plummer
Jane Hayes Rader ’54 LAS
Jack ’43 ACES and Marjorie Richmond
Scott ’87 ENG and Laurie Rose
Loren and Susan Taylor
James ’60 LAS and Dena Vermette
Jan Viste ’76 LAS
Scott ’79 FAA and Joan Ziegler ’79 MEDIA

Topaz Level ($15,000 +)

Daniel ’72 AA and Meredith Azark
George ’60 AHS and Jeanne Bon Salle
Robert Brown
Kathy Calvert ’93 BUS
Brett ’93 LAS and Lara Coffee
Dan ’75 BUS and Anita DeCanniere
L. Eugene ’70 FAA and Michelle Dillow
Donald Dodds Jr.
Daniel Doheny ’84 BUS and Anne Easton Doheny
Ray Elliott, MS ’84 MEDIA, and Vanessa Faurie ’87 MEDIA
William ’86 BUS and Martha Forsyth III ’86 LAS
George ’59 MEDIA and Mary Alice Grubb ’60 MEDIA
Edward Haben ’77 BUS and Mary Kay Kretch Haben ’77 BUS
Scott Hindsley ’78 FAA, MARCH ’80, and Amy Wagner

William ’51 ENG and Patricia Holmes
Paul ’66 ENG, MS ’68 ENG, and Barbara Koch ’66 LAS
Paul Lumsden ’87 ACES
John ’78 AA and Karen Ochoa
Jack ’87 LAS and Lorene Peirce
Joseph Rank ’69 MEDIA, MS ’73 MEDIA, and Pamela McCulley Rank ’74 BUS
David ’77 BUS and Anita Seiler
Jerry and Karen Tow
Stephen ’72 BUS, MAS ’73, and Elizabeth Van Arsdell
Thomas ’73 BUS, MBA ’74, and Lynn Karen Vogelsinger ’74 ED
Joel ’63 BUS and Analee Weisman
Albert ’39 LAS and Jane Wohlers ’41 MEDIA

Sapphire Level ($2,500 +)

Richard Adams ’59 MEDIA and Patricia Januszki ’85 BUS
John ’50 ACES and Marjorie Albin
Gene and Ellen Amberg
Brian and Andrea Ballinger ’98 LAS, MBA ’08
Stephen Bardo ’90 LAS
Amy Barklam ’94 BUS
Robert Bean ’55 ENG
Taylor ’62 LAS and Gail Bell
T. Eugene ’52 BUS and Phyllis Blanchard
Jane Bonaldi ’64 FAA, MA ’69 FAA
Jacqueline Bost
Ben Brownback ’99 LAS
Kenneth Bruce II and Christine Chambers Dodds Bruce
Michael ’77 ENG and Karan Brunetto ’76 LAS
Arthur ’80 ACES and Nancy Bunn
Richard Burns ’73 ACES and Colleen Callahan ’73 ACES
Robert ’53 BUS and Adelaide Caldwell
Edna Campbell ’46 MEDIA
Lynell Cannell ’69 LAS, MS ’70 ENG, PHD ’76 ENG
Michael Cardinal and Angie Love Cardinal
Leonard and Patricia Carmichael
Peter Wai Chan, MBA ’95, MS ’99 ACES
Charles Cherry ’49 LAS, MA ’51 LAS
Gery ’79 LAS and Sunny Chico
Archie ’66 ENG, MS ’72 ENG, HON ’05, and
Marilyn Clemins ’67 ACES
David Cocagne ’00 LAS
Edward Cohen ’75 PHAM
Janice Cooper
Stephen ’72 LAS and Helen Cox, EDM ’71
Alice Brown Dodds
Donald Dodds ’53 MEDIA
E.J. Donaghey
Mark ’88 BUS and Elizabeth Dosier
John ’72 FAA, MS ’74 FAA, and Carol Jean Drayton ’71 FAA
Sherry Eagle ’70 ED
Teddy Eddleman ’49 AHS
Sara English
Doak Ewing and Cheryl Barnak Ewing ’69 LAS
Robert ’83 BUS and Lora Falato
Herbert ’49 BUS and Sandi Feinberg
Mark ’88 LAS, ’88 LAS and Bethann Filip
Charles ’55 BUS and Blanche Finn
Kathryn Finn ’79 ACES
Jeanette Flaningam ’44 LAW, JD ’47 LAW
Sally Fletcher ’78 BUS
James ’68 ENG, MS ’72 ENG, MD ’76, and Nancy Frakes ’67 ED
Robert ’74 LAS, MS ’76 LAS, PHD ’79 LAS, and Laura Fraley ’77 LAS, MS ’79 BUS
Louis ’67 ENG and Christine Friedrich
Bryan Ganaway, PHD ’03 LAS, and Irina Gigova, PHD ’05 LAS
Fredrick ’70 ENG and Deborah Ganaway ’70 LAS
Darrien, MD ’84, and Jocelyn Gaston
James and Patricia Halcott Glenn, EDM ’66
Mark ’70 BUS, JD ’73 LAW, and C. Bonnie Goldenberg ’72 FAA
Kenneth and Betty Gorden ’47 ACES
John ’81 LAS and Maureen Graf
Christian ’82 BUS and Valerie Hallen
Alfred ’71 LAS and Mary Harms Jr. ’71 LAS
Scott Hasler Sr. ’51 DSSWV
Marshall, PHD ’82 LAS, and Chi-Mi Tai Hayward, PHD ’84 LAS
Dena Heflin ’85 ACES, ’88 VM, DVM ’90
Robert and Janet Heldman
Jeffrey Henn ’44 LAS
Charles and Barbara Hundley
Stephen ’93 LAS and Laurie Husak ’89 LAS, MA ’92 LAS
Bruce Johnson ’70 MEDIA, MS ’72 MEDIA
Ruth Johnson
Samuel ’86 FAA and Donna Johnson
Philip ’81 BUS and Brenda Jones ’82 ED
Matthew ’87 LAS and Sara Joyce ’89 ACES
Richard, PHD ’98 ED, and Patricia Justice, PHD ’90 ED
Jeffrey Kardatzke ’97 ENG
Marilyn Schnirring Kennedy ’52 MEDIA
Stuart ’90 LAS, MD ’95, MBA ’10, and Teresa King
S. Craig ’91 BUS and Diane Kiddoo
Richard ’90 ENG, MS ’92 ENG, MBA ’92, and Cynthia Knoll ’91 LAS, EDM ’92
Stephen Kolb ’71 ENG

Srinivas Kuchipudi ’90 ENG
Craig ’90 ENG, MS ’92 ENG, and Charlotte Laughton ’91 ED
David ’69 BUS and Patty Brooks Leach ’69 LAS
Edwin Lennox III ’90 ENG, MS ’92 ENG, MS ’97 ENG
William ’73 LAS and Barbara Lenz
Thomas ’90 MEDIA, MPA ’97, and Casey Livingston
Sara de Mundo Lo, MS ’57 LIS
Stuart ’62 BUS and Mary Lockwood
Wayne and Carol Lockwood
Fred Loewinsohn ’66 LAS
Eleanor Lukazewski ’64 PHAM
Edward ’74 LAS and Clare Malysiak Jr. ’75 LAS
Louis ’92 FAA and Kristin Margaglione ’92 ED
Marian Martin
William ’79 BUS and Jennifer McCarty III
R. Norman and Vicki Megginson ’68 AHS, EDM ’78, PHD ’87 ED
Floyd ’57 ENG, PHD ’61 ENG, and Elizabeth Miller
Scott ’74 ENG and Cynthia Miller ’74 ED
G. Ronald ’59 ENG and Margaret Morris ’59 LAS
Merle Mulvaney ’58 ACES and Janet Turney Mulvaney ’58 ACES
Arthur ’59 BUS and Jocelyn Murray II
Chan, MBA ’03, and Rajamma Nair
Yang Naiwen and Wang Dekun
Darrell Nance ’78 LAS and Diane Darling
John Neumann ’71 PHAM
Martin Neumann ’99 ENG, MS ’04 ENG, PHD ’07 ENG, ’08
John and Arlene Norsym ’67 LAS, MBA ’85
Robert Norwood ’74 BUS
Beverly Odell ’78 ED
Steven ’86 FAA, MARCH ’88, and Carolyn Oliver ’88 ACES
Alan ’71 LAS and Denise Parsons
John ’67 LAS and Sandra Peirce ’67 LAS
Daniel ’48 FAA, MS ’49 FAA, and Marjorie Perrino ’48 FAA
William Peterson ’69 LAS, ’76 LAS, MA ’78 LAS, PHD ’86 LAS, and Ingrid Antonsen ’80 LAS, MA ’81 LAS
Richard and Gayl Pyatt ’64 LAS
Kathryn Quinn ’77 AA
Judith Renault Reese ’64 ED
Richard ’53 ENG, MS ’58 ENG, and Gertrude Reynolds ’58 ED
Walter, MS ’49 ENG, PHD ’51 ENG, and Anne Robb
John Santogrossi ’76 LAS, MD ’80, and Jane Romweber Santogrossi ’75 BUS
Lloyd and Betty Schermer ’51 MEDIA
William ’50 BUS and Mary Traylor Schnirring ’50 LAS
Charles, MA ’05 PAA, and Joanna Schrage
Douglas Sims ’68 ACES and Nancy Mueller Sims ’68 ACES
Dale ’72 ENG and Brenda Slack
Terry ’65 FAA, MS ’67 FAA, and Katharine Slocum ’67 FAA
Joseph Small MFA ’83
Stephen ’84 BUS and Jill Smart ’81 BUS
Damon ’93 LAS, MUP ’95, and Janine Smith ’93 LAS
Kent Sollenberger, MA ’76 LAS and Donna Fitzpatrick Sollenberger ’71 LAS, MA ’74 LAS
Robert, MS ’94 ENG, PHD ’96 ENG, and Scarlett Southwell, EDM ’94
William Stelzel ’87 ENG
William Stratton ’85 LAS and Juliana Wiggins-Stratton ’87 MEDIA
Robert Sulo ’74 LAS, MD ’80, and Denise Olivieri-Sulo, MD ’81
Anthony Tangora ’98 LAS
Richard Thomas ’79 LAS
Arnold ’50 FAA and Marian Thompson ’50 LAS
Max, MD ’48, and Esther Trummer
Carl Vacketta ’63 BUS, JD ’65 LAW
E. Eugene ’47 AHS, EMD ’55, and Janann Vance
Brenton ’52 FAA and Jean Wadsworth
Robert ’59 LAS, JD ’61, and Emily Watts ’58 LAS, MA ’59 LAS, PHD ’63 LAS
John ’56 LAS, MA ’58 LAS, PHD ’70 LAS, and Ruth Weaver ’55 LAS, EDM ’70
Arnold ’50 LAS, MA ’51 LER, HON ’97, and Edna Weber ’54 ACES
Kay Rickelman Webster ’81 LAS, JD ’84 LAW
Randall and Shari West, JD ’90 LAW
David ’76 LAS and Donna Whitehill, EDM ’06
James Williams ’08 BUS
Duke Yaguchi ’77 BUS, MBA ’79
Colleen Casserly Zambole ’82 BUS