6th Annual Golf Outing & Alumni Awards Dinner

Friday, June 11, 2010
River Heights Golf Course, DeKalb

The NIU College of Law would like to extend its sincere thanks to everyone who participated in and helped with our annual golf outing and alumni awards dinner!  The event was a tremendous success, with 79 golfers taking to the course, fighting strong winds and intense heat and producing some very low numbers. 

Both before and after the scramble format tournament, NIU Law alumni, family and friends enjoyed delicous lunches and dinners provided by Inboden's.  Alumni Council members Stacey Mandell and Kate McCabe paid tribute to our alumni award winners, who were most gracious and grateful for their recognition.  And thanks to the generosity of our alumni, many happy golfers were able to take home wonderful prizes as part of our golf outing raffle.  Our guests had a great time navigating the course and catching up with old friends, and we raised a lot of funds to support our yearly Alumni Council Scholarship. 

Thanks again, and we hope to see everyone again next year!

To see the names of the alumni award recipients, our list of sponsors, and photos from the event, please see below.

Alumni Award Winners

2010 Distinguished Service Award:

Hon. Mary Beth Bonaventura (‘81)

2010 Alumnus/na of the Year:

Eduardo J. Gil (‘90)
Rene Cruz (‘95)

2010 Young Alumnus/na of the Year:

Derek Persico (‘00)

2010 Outstanding Service Award:

Austin Bartlett (‘00)

2010 Honorary Alumnus Award:

Hon. Susan F. Hutchinson
Hon. William Haddad

2010 Public Service Award:

John O'Brien


Dinner Sponsors: 

Pierce & Associates

Lunch Sponsors:

Vella & Lund, P.C.

Hole Sponsors:

Fox Title
Hon. Jane Hird Mitton
Riley Oncken (’04) & Carin Cadek-Oncken (’04)
Law Office of Rene Hernandez ’90
Northern Law Blog.com (Mike Huseman ‘03)
Donahue, Sowa & Magana (Glenn Sowa ’83)
American Title Guaranty
Steve Walt, DeKalb County Board, District 6
The Cosentino Law Firm, LLC, Civil-Criminal-Bankruptcy-Family
Hon. John (’81) & Mrs. Louise Kinsella
The Arado Family
Martenson & Blair, P.C.
Brent R. Eames, Law Offices of Peter F. Ferracuti, P.C.
Law Office of Dawn M. Weekly (’04), PC
Matt Pfeiffer (‘00)
Meg and Tim (’96) Jagielski
William Charles Construction Co.
Louis G. Apostol (’78), Executive Director & General Counsel, Property Tax Appeal Board
Hon. William Haddad & Family
Hon. Joe R. Vespa & Family

Gift & Prize Sponsors:

Alumni Council Golf Committee Members
NIU College of Law


Proceeds for the event will be used for the annual Alumni Council Scholarship given to a third-year student at Graduation and other Alumni Council sponsored events.


Click here for photos of the event.

Contact Information

Melody Mitchell, Director, NIU College of Law Office of Alumni Events & Public Relations
Phone: (815) 753-1027
Email:   mmitchell@niu.edu