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The Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni awards were given each Fall in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The 2020 awards were postponed until the Fall of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The district will now continue the award every other year from this point on.

Nominations for the 2023 event will take place from February 2023 through April 2023.

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes and honors Mundelein High School graduates who have made significant and noteworthy achievements as successful adults in their chosen careers and/or have made positive contributions to society. This recognition provides current students the opportunity to realize and appreciate the contributions made by those who graduated before them.

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Questions? Contact Peter Gill, Director of Public Relations

If you or a graduate you know meets the following criteria, we invite you to complete the nomination form:

  • Nominees must have graduated from Mundelein High School at least 10 years prior to induction year.
  • Nominees must have excelled in chosen profession, community service, civic involvement, etc. There is no one set criteria for what “excelled” includes, but we look for tenets of our core values of equity, growth, and collaboration. The selection committee will make the final decision for induction.
  • A nomination form must be completed for a nominee to be considered.
  • Anyone may nominate and alumni may also nominate themselves.
  • Deceased alumni may be nominated.

Distinguished Alumni:  2021 Recipients


Distinguished Alumni 2021

Larry Markus, Chad Vale, Rick Witt, Chris Wetteland, Max Petersen. Not pictured:  Michael Gunther, Lawrence Maligaya

Distinguished Alumni: 2019 Recipients


From left:  Greg Forch and Katherine Pegler, brother and sister of honoree, Dr. Brad Forch; Michael Infanti, Amy King, Oliwia Zurek, Martin Atilano

Distinguished Alumni: 2018 Recipients


Seated: Brad Steele, Randall Schenck, Merry Quinn-Krajniak, Sol Cabachuela.
Standing: Steve Figved, Scott Verschoor, Steven Wilson, Mark Knigge, Juniper Simonis 

Distinguished Alumni: 2017 Recipients

Row 1: Tami Haukedahl, Edward Suveges (for Nicole Suveges [posthumous]), Zaneta Stinson Adams, Hamel Patel, Deirdre "DeeDee" Healey
Row 2: Britt Hanson, Ray Semple, James Swanson, Gary Schnurrpusch, Jay Hightower

Contact the Distinguished Alumni Committee

If you have any questions please contact the Distinguished Alumni Committee Chair by email below:

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