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1997 Hall of Fame Inductees

George E. Curry

1997 Hall of Fame Inductee

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CAB Group Manager
Caterpillar, Inc.
Peterborough, United Kingdom / Mossville, Illinois

At the time of induction, Curry served as director of product support for Perkins Engines Company Limited since 1999, a subsidiary of Caterpillar, Inc. He wrote the strategy outlining the approach Caterpillar and Daimler/Chrysler needed to take regarding parts and service aspects of the Engine Joint Venture. || 1969 BS Marketing; 1970 MBA – SIU

William A. Fenwick

1997 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Fenwick & West
Palo Alto, California

At the time of induction, Fenwick served as partner and co-founder of Fenwick & West after having earned a law degree from Vanderbilt University in addition to his marketing degree from SIU Carbondale. He has represented numerous clients before federal and state legislative committees, including Apple Computer and the Smithsonian Institute. || 1964 BS Marketing – SIU

Elaine Hyden

1997 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President for Financial Services and Board Treasurer
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois

At the time of induction, Hyden was recognized for her services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Beginning as a staff auditor in 1980, she was promoted to vice president for financial services in 2000 and held the position until her retirement in December 2003. She also served as treasurer on the SIU Board of Trustees. || 1971 BS Journalism; 1980 M.Acc. – SIU

Bert Levan

1997 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Vice President of Human Resources
Shell Oil Company
Houston, Texas

At the time of induction, Levan served as vice president of human resources for Shell Oil. He began his long and distinguished career at Shell in 1966 as a labor relations analyst at the company’s Wood River, Illinois refinery. Levan has remained in labor relations and personnel management throughout his career. || 1964 BS Management – SIU

Vern Schroeder

1997 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Weiser Lock Company
Tuscon, Arizona

At the time of induction, Schroeder served as president of Weiser Lock Company. Previously, he has held several top management positions. He was president of the two American Brands Office Products companies Data Forms and Acme Visible Records and served as executive vice president and chief operating ...read full profile >>