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John E. Benedik Jr., B.S. '76, M.S. University of Wyoming, Currently Chemical Safety Officer at the University of Wyoming.

Frank Blum B.S. ’76, M.S. ’77, Ph.D. University of Minnesota, H. Bartlett Chair of Chemistry at Oklahoma State University. He received a Distinguished Alumnus award from the EIU Alumni Association in 2001, and received the EIU 2012 Outstanding Graduate Alumni Award.

Sam Garbis, B.S. '76, MS Louisana State University, Strategic Account Manager for Waste Management for the past 35 years.  

Gail Silvey Higgs, B.S. '76, Marketing Project Manager, Tenaska Energy, Omaha, NE.

Jack Smardo, B.S. '76, MD Loyola University Chicago, Internal Medicine, Denver, CO.