Felice Speier (Price)
CA Widowed 2 Mrs. Hackman 3 Go for it – Keep tramping on! Following high school, I received my BA degree from Indiana University, followed by graduate work at University of Chicago. Soon after, I married and moved to Berkeley CA where I taught school for five years.
I have two children, a son and a daughter, and then, a divorce from Hell. Needing to earn “serious” money, I drifted into financial services – which I believed had the potential to meet my goals – which it has. I have broken a few “glass ceilings” and have had my own successful Certified Financial Planner business for the past 33 years.
My children, have turned out well – despite the chaos of their early years. My daughter now operates her own accounting firm and my son has a successful career in Information Technology. I eventually met and married a wonderful man who, sadly, died after just 15 great years.
At this time, I still work in my own business and regularly spend time with my three grandchildren. In addition, I travel a good deal, spend time at my beach place, and see opera at every opportunity, in many parts of the world.
I have now reached “the age of contentment.”
Barbara Springer (Cooper)
IL Semi-Retired Married 4 Boone Coorlas 5 Don't sweat the small stuff.
Every day appreciate what you have.
Don't envy anyone else, you don't know what they're dealing with. After graduating Senn, I went to the University of Illinois and Roosevelt University. Got married, had two children, got divorced. In 1985, married a great guy and gained two more children. We now have 5 wonderful (of course) grandchildren.
I owned my own insurance broker agency, that I am slowing phasing out.
I take alot of trips to see family, and travel out of the country. When I'm here I'm involved with organization work, some political, some women's issues. I'm also busy doing art quilts and other fabric art work for my family. Life has been good.
Can't wait to see everyone!
IL CEO Married 6 Hayt Hackman 8 Give me an uneducated who is a hard worker and I will educate him. Give me an educated who is lazy and I will hire the hard worker. After college I worked as an accountant. I married Nancy Santo (from our class) and had 4 children. I purchased one of my client's companies, Aargus Plastics, a plastic bag manufacturing company and built it into one of the top 100 companies in the plastics field. Nancy & I divorced after 19 years and we still remain friends to this day. I remarried, Sherry, and adopted her 2 children and have been married the 2nd time for 27 years. Two of my children work in the business with me. We live on 5-1/2 acres with 4 dogs and 5 horses.
DC Retired Married 1 Stone Hassel 1 (Eva) Went to college in DC (GWU) and came back to Chicago for grad school (U of C). Married Linda (DeKoven) in '67 and spent two years in London where I worked on my dissertation and Linda worked as a fashion designer. Returned to the US and took a position in the Poli Sci Department at the U of Nebraska in Lincoln; I also did time there as an associate dean. We were in Lincoln for 31 years and then moved to join the UMass system where I was a dean and associate provost. We left Mass after five years so I could take a provost position in NYC. We moved to DC recently to be near our son, Jon, his wife Aparna, and their little girl Eva. We live on Capitol Hill and like it a lot. We hope to see our old friends when they visit DC. Give me a call or send me an email to let me know you're on your way.
Jackie Stern (Goodman)
IL Captionist for Deaf Students; former owner of Medical Transcription Service Married 2 Goudy Miss Maher (until senior year) then Mrs. LaPera (DeAlbani) 2 granddaughters, and 2 granddogs "Better to be ready and not asked than to be asked and not ready." After graduating with a BA from Roosevelt and heading toward a Master's in psych, I decided to do something I really wanted - medical transcription - in spite of discouragement from everyone I knew. After a 3-year "internship" at Weiss Hospital, I opened a medical transcription service which served me (and many employees) well for over 45 years, working at home and raising my two wonderful daughters. I especially loved the training aspect of the business, and taught Medical Transcription at both Harper and Oakton Colleges. After 45 years on the job my kids took over the business and I began a less stressful career as a computer notetaker for deaf and hard of hearing students and closed captionist at Harper, a job which I enjoyed almost as much as organizing our reunions! Now I'm fortunate enough to continue my note taking remotely - from home - via the Internet, for many colleges and universities. I'm grateful for my health, for my supportive and loving husband, and for the blessings I've been given in my life.We SO look forward to seeing you again at our reunion. We have many folks who are working very hard to make it successful, but without your attendance, something will be lacking. Thanks to our committee - Elaine, Bobbie, Maddy, Alan, Arde, Larry, Sharon, Arlene and especially our computer maven, Lou Gross - you are the BEST!
NJ physician/endocrinologist Married 3 Clinton Mrs. Collins 4 exercise 3-4 x per week and you have a chance of keeping your brain and body I left Chicago in 1968 after med school, planning to go west, but wound up in New Jersey (of all places) after training in New York. Still married (39 years) and have 3 kids and 4 grandchildren. I'm still working which seems to maintain stability in life. Strangely, I still think of Senn friends (Ungerleider, Pete Kaplan, Artie Rubin, Marty Behr,etc.) and wonder if I missed a singing career by not pursuing our group (The Spokesmen- still have the record we made). Will never forget words to West side story, football coach(Loverde), Basketball coach (Leighton) even though I never played for them.
TX Married 3 Hayt De Albani 4 MBA Accounting, National Guard, Zenith Radio, Honeywell, Self Employed.
Married the right girl from Steinmetz High and have 3 daughters, all blue eyed blondes. The family including 4 grandkids live in Austin, Texas. The 3 daughters have all worked at Dell and met their husbands there.
My wife Jan and I attend a great Church, which is a priority in our lives. We enjoy politics and try to attend events from Hillsdale College and the Heritage Foundation.
Socializing with friends and family, fishing now and then in the Gulf, attending Church, exercising, and trying to stay in shape takes most of our time. I also play ping-pong several times per week at the Austin club which is great fun and exercise.
I look forward to attending my first reunion after 50 years. Maybe I will recognize someone or they will remember me.
*I hope the graduates of Hayt Elementary will get together Saturday night.
Jay (Frank) Stover
IL Realtor and Arts Administrator-Producer Married Swift Miss Ashland I have two:Still trying to decide what to do when I grow up.
Never squat when you are wearing spurs
and thank God for name tags. U. of I, Roosevelt, North Park, U. of Arkansas, Fordham U...for starters.
I am currently a Realtor in Chicago and also do Performing Arts management/Producing and am working on a pop-up-book.
Still married but separated from Daisy Bachalet-Stover of Paris. We owned a boutique in SoHo, NYC that specialized in party clothes for rock groupies. (Jerry Hall was a good customer) I was also envolved with the Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey and Twyla Tharpe. I have been immortalized in celluloid with my sensitive portrayal of the lead zombie in George Romero's 1978 film, "Dawn of the Dead".
I have forgotten more than I remember and continue to do so as I wait for the Cubs to win the World Series
I look forward to seeing everyone.
IL Insurance Married 2 Hayt 5 Live every day like it's your last. After high school went to Western Illinois for a year then transferred to U of I. Spent a year at U of I, moved back to Chicago and went to Roosevelt University and worked part-time at the First National Bank of Chicago. Was drafted in the army and went to Vietnam (LBJ's Army), spent 13 months there. Came home (Chicago) 1968 in one piece and no mental problems.
Went back to Roosevelt and First National Bank, where I met my wife, Linda. Our son, John, was born a year later. We moved to Libertyville. Our daughter was born in 1972. They are both married and my son lives in Libertyville with his wife Becky and two children, Jackson (6) and Anna (4). My daughter lives in Statesville, North Carolina, 30 miles north of Charlotte. She has three children, twins Jake and Emma (8) and daughter Charlie, born
We are blessed with everyone being healthy, and my wife and I spend a lot of time in North Carolina. I still follow the Cubs; love to play golf and work in my yard. LIFE IS GOOD!
Judy Stupar (Scrafford)
CA Retired (from trying to decide on one) Married 2 Pierce Engelstein 5 and two step Live for today and keep a good attitude. After Senn went to Wright JC for two years. Left for Hawaii to train for Peace Corps. Was to go to Philippines, didn't make it, couldn't learn Tagalog. Left for San Francisco just for fun. Met husband, had two beautiful daughters. Was married for 8 years and divorced (we're still good friends). Became bank teller, RV salesperson, child councelor at Shelter, and Banquet Manager. In our yearbook, after ambition, I said to "decide on a career". I've retired from trying to decide on a career.Some of the happiest times of my life were spent at Senn.
12 years ago my best friend passed away from cancer, 9 years ago I married her husband. We play golf every day and enjoy the beautiful Rancho Mirage sun. Enjoy bridge once a week. We have a dog and cat and they own us. Don was a banker for 35 years...he's a good guy regardless. Both daughters are happily married in Northern Calif. and own their own businesses. Oldest grandaughter is 16 (are you kidding me?)two others 13 & 12. Youngest are 7 year old twins.
Good grief, where did the time go?
Most memorable day was when Bobby Wolf asked me to play Daisy Mae in his production of "Dogpatch USA". God rest his soul.
Most fun times were spent with best friend Karlynne Klein and being awed by her twirling abilities, and dancing in Senn Hall at noon and eating frys at Harry's.
Less fun times were taking algebra tests and being asked to drop chemistry.
I'm proud to be associated with such successful Sennites. Thank you Jackie and all your committee for doing such a great job...so sorry I can't be there, will miss seeing old friends and eating a REAL Chicago pizza and hot dog. Glad we got together a few years ago.
P.S. I'm not dying until the Cubs win the series.