After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, NUHS alumni returned to the Lombard campus earlier this month for a variety of memorable Homecoming traditions.
This year’s Homecoming featured several lectures along with the annual President’s Luncheon, cocktail reception and a watershed event in which the James F. Winterstein Library was dedicated in honor of the longstanding president, who served from 1986-2013. Alumni also had the chance to explore various vendors set up throughout Janse Hall.
“It was a great opportunity for alumni to reconnect and collaborate,” said Tracy McHugh, MBA, Vice President for Administrative Services. “The alums commented numerous times about the importance of returning to their Alma Mater and we had several positive comments about having our own alumni as presenters.”
At the President’s Luncheon, NUHS President Joseph Stiefel, MS, EdD, DC, shared university updates, announced multiple awards and honored senior stewards for donor contributions.
Yesenia Maldonado, MBA, NUHS Dean of Students, received the President’s Quality Service Award, Roger Schlade, DC, ’65, was inducted into the NUHS Hall of Honor and Charlie DuBois, Standard Process President and CEO, received the President’s Distinguished Award.
During lectures, faculty and alum discussed a wide range of topics including technique, nutrition, acupuncture, radiology, women’s health, and sports medicine. This also allowed alumni to earn up to 22 credit hours.
In addition to alumni, current students had the chance to participate in Homecoming, too. Students assisted instructors, provided tours and attended the cocktail reception, allowing them to connect with alumni, some of whom graduated over 50 years ago. Faculty and staff also helped personally match some students with alumni who had open positions.
This year, a bench was dedicated to Sylvia Tazelaar, a longtime employee from 1974-1999. Dr. Mitch Weiss, DC, ’82, was extremely close with Tazelaar and made a donation for a plaque to be placed on a bench in her honor. The bench is located in the front of Janse Hall.
For information on next year’s Homecoming, follow the Alumni Department’s event page.