1992 Recipients

Charlotte Roederer

Class Year: 1965
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1992

Charlotte Roederer graduated summa cum laude from North Central College in 1965 with majors in music and mathematics. She received both a master’s and Ph.D. degree with honors in music history from Yale University and a law degree with high honors from New York State University at Buffalo. She has been a board member and president of the Youth Orchestra Foundation of Buffalo and a music director and organist at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church. She is the author of medieval sections of a music history textbook that has been used on many college campuses. Currently, Roederer is a vice president in the legal division at Citibank in Amherst, N.Y.

Richard Wilkey

Class Year: 1962
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1992

Richard Wilkey spent most of his professional life in city government and was regarded by colleagues and employers as “a person who can turn vision into reality.” Under his leadership as city manager, Des Moines twice received the “All America City” Award. Since 1990, Wilkey has been a management and development consultant and serves on numerous boards. He has been the Midwest regional vice president, has served on the executive board of directors for International City Management Association from 1981-83 and is a past member of the board of directors for Boatman’s National Bank of Des Moines and the Metropolitan Des Moines YMCA.

Robert Wislow

Class Year: 1967
Outstanding Alumni Award Winner 1992

Robert Wislow, renowned among friends and associates as a fanatical skier, is chairman and founder of U.S. Equities Group, a company that ranks among Chicago’s top real estate developers. By his mid-forties, he had renovated 20 N. Michigan, 300 N. Michigan and 840 N. Michigan and co-developed One Financial Place. He also developed the award-winning 40-story, one-million square foot tower at 440 S. LaSalle St., which anchors the south Loop and incorporates new exchange floors and headquarters for the Midwest Stock Exchange and Chicago Board Options Exchange on the site of the old LaSalle Street Station. He was involved with the redevelopment of the Chicago Union Station Headquarters Building; the Harold Washington Library; and the consultation and negotiation for the 18.5 acre, $750 million Denver Union Station redevelopment project in downtown Denver, Colo. A native of Chicago, Wislow has been active in numerous community development organizations. He is a member of the Chicago Real Estate Board and the executive committee of the Chicago Tourism Council. Wislow has been a trustee of North Central College since 1989 and a member of many other civic groups in Chicago and Denver.

Donna Jucius Hartl

Class Year: 1980
Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1992

Donna Hartl received a J.D. degree from Loyola University in 1983 and is currently a member of the American Bar, Illinois State Bar, Chicago Bar, Bohemian Lawyers Association and the Illinois CPA Society.  Hartl is also a member of the board of education of South Berwyn School District 100, legislative chairperson for the LaGrange Chapter of the Business and Professional Women’s Society, co-founder of the local democratic organization We Do, Inc., and has served on the advisory committee to the Berwyn Youth Commission. Hartl also serves as a member of the executive committee of the Federal Tax Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. 

Steven E. Johnson

Class Year: 1981
Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1992

Steven Johnson currently works at Altschuler, Melvoin, and Glasser in Chicago and is a member of the College’s Board of Trustee Associates. He received his CPA certificate in May 1983.  Johnson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Illinois CPA Society, immediate past president and a member of the board of directors of Naperville Community Outreach, a member of the Naperville Exchange Club and a graduate of the Leadership Program sponsored by the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce and North Central College.