DeKALB, IL --- The biennial celebration of The Northern Star's past, present, and future resumes this September.
The event: The 12th Northern Star Alumni Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Banquet on Friday, September 16, at Northern Illinois University’s Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, plus the 1970s-era Star reunion continues on Saturday, September 17 with a tailgate and the NIU / Vanderbilt football game at Huskie Stadium.
“That’s not to forget the Star 1970s-era reunion,” Korcek added. “It should be a great weekend. Four years ago, the 1960s Tri-Swine-Omega had a blast reminiscing. Plus the 1970s reunion committee will be announcing their Phil Kadner endowment initiative. Exciting news for future Star journalists.”
—Diane Dungey (NIU, 1981), former senior deputy managing editor at the Arlington Heights Daily Herald
—Kathy Gosnell Seiler (NIU, 1967), former copy editor at the Arlington Heights Daily Herald and Los Angeles Times
—Marcus Leshock (NIU, 2005), anchor and reporter at WGN-TV and radio
—Jeremy Norman (NIU, 2004), co-founder and director of product development of ValetMag.com
—Bob Scarpelli (NIU, 1974), former chairman and chief creative officer at DDB Worldwide
In addition, three younger Northern Star alums will be honored: Tim Tilton (NIU, 1995), as the recipient of the Making A+Difference Award, plus Marissa (McArthur) LeMaster (2011) and Derek Noel (NIU, 2016) with the Rising Star Awards.
The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, followed by dinner at 6:30, and the recognition program at 7:15. For further information or to RSVP, please contact Northern Star business adviser Maria Krull at (815) 753-0707 or at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The deadline is August 30.