Jeff Solaro ’04.5 wins award for Excellence in Pro-Bono work

Jeff ScolaroJeff Scolaro ’04.5 of Daley Mohan Groble received an award at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’ Fifteenth Annual Award Ceremony for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service. He represented, through the Federal Settlement Assistance Program, a client who initially sued her union for failing to represent her after she was terminated by her employer. Continue reading

Bill “BB” Barry ’77 Inducted into the Taylorville High School Sports Hall of Fame

Dane Luhrsen '77, Bill "Buckets" Ganey, BB, Bruce "Carp" Barry '79

Dane Luhrsen ’77, Bill “Buckets” Ganey, BB, Bruce “Carp” Barry ’79

BB graduated from Taylorville High School in 1973. He was a three sport star who was an All Mid-State Conference quarterback in 1972, team MVP on the Tornadoes ‘ basketball team and shortstop for the baseball team in 1973. However, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame as a “Friend of Sports” for his generous support of Taylorville athletics for many years as a contributor to the Tornado Open Golf Outing and many Continue reading

Saving the Historical Gamma Zeta Bechstein Grand Piano

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Bill Woods, clarinetist; Jim Moses, vocalist; Tom Roland, pianist; and Tom Krigbaum, trumpet

We’ve all walked by the piano in the Daniels Room (west living room) of the Thomas Arkle Clark Chapter House hundreds of times and probably didn’t think much of it. In recent years, however, it has, fallen into serious disrepair. Drew O’Neil ’14, last year’s Worthy Master, mentioned to me that he was an avid piano player as a kid, would like to play again, and asked if we could get it restored. That simple question caused me to wonder about the origin of our piano. When did we get it? Where did it come from? Is it valuable? Is it historically significant? Should we restore it and if so, how much will it cost? Continue reading

Catching Up with Author & Screenwriter | Tom “TA” Anderson ’81

thumb0-tom anderson-a866a51eb3c855194a639674d583f285Tom “TA” Anderson’s ’81 career has taken some interesting twists and turns… from Paris, IL to Lomita, CA; from an internal staff attorney with a power company near Atlanta to a screenwriter and author. And, of course, he took a four-year tour at the ATO house at the University of Illinois, majoring in Engineering. That all makes perfect sense, right?

Tom, Lomita, CA… can you get any further from Paris, IL?

That’s funny – I always heard that Paris is further away from anywhere else! But Southern Cal is where a writer Continue reading

Dr. Steve “Jiggs” Lamb ‘75 Named Physician of the Year by the Fairview Hospital

Jiggs and Luigi '75s

Jiggs and Luigi ’75s

Jiggs was presented the 2014 Physician of the Year Award by the Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital. What made this special was that he was the first urologist and only 5th surgeon to receive the award. In addition, he was selected by his peers from a staff of 940 physicians.

The certificate he was presented stated the following:

“Physician of the Year Award is hereby presented to Steven A. Lamb M.D. with the sincere appreciation of his colleagues and associates and in grateful recognition of his loyal and dedicated service to the practice of medicine, Fairview Hospital, and the employees and patients we serve.”

Dave “Luigi” Pesevento ’75 and his wife Nancy were pleased to share this evening this Steve and his family as it was a well-deserved award for 30 years of service.