Archive for the ‘Illinois’ Category

Bonnie B. Hinkle (’58)

Bonnie R. Hinkle, 84, passed away on August 1, 2020 at Serenity Home, Oregon. She was born September 9, 1935 in Elmhurst, the daughter of Frank and Ruth (Obrecht) Bolwahnn. After living most of her childhood in Glen Ellyn, IL, Bonnie’s family moved to Oregon, IL, where she graduated high school. She then attended Northern Illinois University for 2 years and, after moving to Houston, TX, graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in elementary education. While in Houston, Bonnie met Andrew (Andy) Hinkle and they were married in Oregon, IL on June 14, 1959. After living in Houston for 4 years, they moved to Illinois, living at times in Oregon, Mt. Morris, Polo, and Forreston. After receiving her teaching certificate, Bonnie taught elementary and special education in Oregon, Byron, Mt. Morris, and Polo. She then worked for the State of Illinois at Highland Community College and for the Department of Human Services. Bonnie and Andy were long-time members of Disciples United Methodist Church in Mt. Morris. Bonnie enjoyed sewing and knitting, skills that she passed down to her children and grandchildren. She and Andy traveled throughout much of the country, visiting 46 states. Toward the end of their travel days, they planned their trips around visiting lighthouses. Around home, they enjoyed watching the geese and pelicans on the Rock River. One of Bonnie’s favorite annual events was singing Handel’s Messiah with the Rockford Lutheran Choral Union. She also performed The Messiah with other choirs in Houston, Polo, Freeport, Mt. Morris, and Chicago. Bonnie is survived by her husband, Andy; daughters Cindy (Tim) Webster, Forreston; Denise (Allan) DeGuzman, Hoffman Estates; grandchildren Laura Webster, Leaf River; Carla (Chris) Pope, Forreston; Adam DeGuzman, Evan DeGuzman, Nick Lucas, all of Hoffman Estates; Steve Webster and family, Milledgeville; loving niece, Julie Tracy, Murfreesboro, TN; and other nieces and nephews. Due to covid restrictions, a private invitation-only funeral will be held. A walk through visitation will be held 1:00 1:45 pm Sunday August 16, 2020 at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon. Social distancing and face coverings will be required. Memorials may be directed to Serenity Hospice and Home in memory of Bonnie.

Sylvia A. Meyer (’74)

Sylvia A. Meyer nee Cisneros, 67, born August 16, 1952 passed away peacefully June 30, 2020. Sylvia was the beloved wife of Michael Meyer and loving mother to Austin. Proud daughter of Gilbert and the late Angela Cisneros. Loving sister to Cynthia (Stuart) Brown and cherished aunt to Molly and Henley. Caring sister-in-law to Bruce Meyer. Sylvia was a native Texan and graduated from the University of Houston. Her career brought her to Chicago in 1977. Sylvia and Michael met in 1979 and were married in 1981. Services will be held on July 10th at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Church 806 Ridge Rd., Evanston, IL. For information 847-864-1185. Covid 19 protocols will be in effect. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Sylvia A. Meyer to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children Hospital of Chicago, 225 East Chicago Ave. Box 4. Chicago, IL 60611 or at

Gregory Schwarz (’93, M.B.A. ’00)

AlEn USA announces new leadership with Greg Schwarz (’93,M.B.A.’00) as Executive Vice President of U.S. operations. In his new role, he will oversee the growth of AlEn USA’s portfolio of house cleaning products. More…

Frances Guerrero (’14)

Frances graduated from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in May of 2018. She now holds a Juris Doctor degree and will be practicing law in Chicago, IL. ”

-Native Houstonian

-Received my Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management with a minor in Sales in 2014-Summa Cum Laude

-Served as Sasha (mascot) for 3.5 years

-Attended law school from August 2015-May 2018 and received a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law

-Taking the bar exam in July

-Begin employment with a Chicago law firm doing finance work in the fall”

Niraj Rath (J.D.’12)

UHLC alumna, Niraj Rath ’12, has joined Roetzel & Andress’ Chicago office as an associate.

Kayhan Parsi (J.D. ’93)

Kayhan Parsi has been named the 2018 Graduate Faculty Member of the Year in the Stritch School of Medicine. More…