Distinguished Alumni 2018

John Elwood, Class of 1985
John Elwood is a lawyer at Vinson & Elkins in Washington, D.C., specializing in constitutional law and appellate litigation, and also teaches Supreme Court litigation at the University of Virginia School of Law.  He has argued nine cases before the Supreme Court.  After clerking for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, he served as senior deputy in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel, where he was legal advisor to the whie House and federal agencies. 
Larry Horn, Class of 1967
Larry Horn is CEO of MPEG LA, world leader in
one-stop technology standards licensing.  MPEG
LA pioneered the modern-day patent pool. 
Mr. Horn was marketing head of a biotechnology company, owner of an enterprise for developing new businesses and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of PBS. He and his wife established the Lawrence A. and Carol S. Horn Endowed Scholarship. 
Robert Jamison, Class of 1961
Robert, Bob, Jamison, NBC and ABC news correspondent for over 40 years, covered history being made around the world and helped Americans better understand their country and their world.  Bob earned five Emmy awards, the George Foster Peabody award, and Columbia DuPont award in recognition of his work.  He lectured seminars for media workshops around
the world. 
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Michael McCoy, Class of 1967
Michael McCoy has spent over 38 years in law enforcement rising to the rank of Chief of Police
and serving 15 years as Peoria County Sheriff. 
A graduate of the FBI National Academy, McCoy served as President of both the Illinois Sheriffs Association and Illinois FBI Academy Association.  McCoy is the Co-Founder and President of the St. Jude Memphis to Peoria Run and the associated
37 Auxillary runs that raise money for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  
Diane Redington, Class of 1970

Diane Redington, nurse practitioner, held management positions at several local and national health-care organizations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. A powerful pioneer and a relentless cancer warrior, she established The GCS Project, a foundation funding targeted clinical research for a rare gynecological cancer and an interactive social media platform providing women and their families hope, education, and state-of-the art medical information.  

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Kirk Wessler, Class of 1973

Kirk Wessler, sports writer and editor at the Columbia Daily Tribune, Dallas Times-Herald and Peoria Journal Star.  He won the 2006 James S. Copley Ring of Truth Award and in 2013 was named top sports columnist in the nation by The Associated Press Sports Editors. He has covered the Olympics, Super Bowl, World Series and NCAA Final Four. He is a voter for the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2018, he was inducted into the U.S. Basketball Writers Hall of Fame. 

Gold Lion Luncheon

October 9, 2021


Distinguished Alum to be honored