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|The Rev. John T. Richardson, C.M., spoke at the 10th annual Emeritus Society Luncheon on May 24. The university honored his legacy at DePaul before he relocates to Perryville, Missouri in June. (DePaul University/Kathy Hillegonds)|
"Fr. Richardson was one of the first people I met when I came to DePaul, and I'll always be grateful for the time I shared with one of the university's most respected and renowned leaders," says A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., DePaul's 12th president.
During his tenure as president, Fr. Richardson led an historic expansion of the university. He raised the university's academic stature and strengthened DePaul's impact on the city of Chicago. Under his leadership, the university embarked on its unprecedented $100 million Cornerstone Campaign, resulting in major expansions of DePaul's campuses in both the Loop and Lincoln Park. He was instrumental in the acquisition of the Blackstone Theatre, which later became the Merle Reskin Theatre, as well as the purchase of the Goldblatt's department store building, now known as the DePaul Center. Construction on the university's first free-standing library on the Lincoln Park Campus also began during his presidency.
"For more than half a century, DePaul has been blessed with Fr. Richardson's leadership, wisdom and guidance," Dr. Esteban says. "His vision and focus on the university's Catholic, Vincentian mission to provide a quality education to students of all backgrounds made DePaul the excellent institution it is today. We thank him and wish him much peace and happiness as he settles into his new home in Perryville."
The university celebrated Fr. Richardson at the 10th annual DePaul Emeritus Society Spring Luncheon in May.
If you would like to send a note of appreciation to Fr. Richardson, you may write him at:
The Rev. John T. Richardson, C.M.
St. Mary's of the Barrens
1701 W. St. Joseph St.
Source: Elizabeth Clements, Newsline, June 15, 2018
Friday, June 1, 2018
It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Phil Kemp. Phil served in both administrative and academic positions from 1968 until his retirement in 2007 from the College of Business. He passed away on May 28 at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife, Pat, three children, two grandchildren, and many family and friends.
While serving as Director of the Graduate School of Business, Dr. Kemp completed his studies and was awarded the DBA, doctorate in business administration, by Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Kemp taught courses in Marketing Management and Business Administration. He was the founder and director of PET, the Program for the Enhancement of Teaching, creating opportunities for faculty members to exchange ideas for continuous improvement and to understand and incorporate contemporary technologies into their courses and by so doing actively reinforce DePaul's mission as a teaching institution. The AACSB, America Association of Collegiate Schools of Business recognized Dr. Kemp's contribution to the areas of teaching and assessment by inviting him to conduct seminars for college administrators at national meetings. His ideas were published in a number of peer reviewed academic journals.
As a result of his impact on the faculty, staff, and students at DePaul, he was recommended by his peers and received the Spirit of DePaul award in 2004 for his exemplary embodiment of leadership and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and DePaul's highest honor in recognition of faculty and staff contributions to the university, the Via Sapientiae Award in 2007. Outside of his career, Phil enjoyed family gatherings, golfing and commenting on any Chicago sports team. He was an avid volunteer with Misericordia and at the Special Olympics. Phil was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus and active member of St. Irene's parish in Warrenville, IL.
A Life Celebration will be held at St. Irene's Parish, 28w441 Warrenville Road, Warrenville, IL on Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to the Edward and Lucille Kemp Family Endowed Scholarship Fund at DePaul University at https://alumni.depaul.edu/GiveNow/Home.
Our sympathy goes to the family, friends, university colleagues, and former students who mourn the loss of Phil. May he rest in peace.
Source: Mission and Ministry email, June 1, 2018
Photo: DES Luncheon, May 24, 2018
Kemp, Philip R.
Dr. Philip R. Kemp, 73 of Warrenville, IL, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2018. He was born September 21, 1944 in Evanston, IL to the late Edward and Lucille (Osko) Kemp. Beloved husband of 44 years to Patricia (Dackiw) Kemp. Loving Father of Jennifer (Roger) Diercks, Michele and Matthew Kemp. Grandfather to Colin and Evan Diercks. Brother to Glenn and Larry Kemp.
Dr. Kemp's career at DePaul University spanned over forty years. During those years he served in both administrative and academic positions. Dr. Kemp taught course in Marketing Management and Business Administration. Outside of his career, Phil enjoyed family gatherings, golfing and commenting on any Chicago sports team. He was an avid volunteer, Fourth-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and active member of St. Irene's parish in Warrenville, IL.
A Life Celebration will be held at St. Irene's parish in Warrenville, IL on Saturday, June 23rd at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Edward and Lucille Kemp Family Endowed Scholarship Fund at DePaul University at https://alumni.depaul.edu/GiveNow/Home
Source: Chicago Tribune, June 17, 2018, page 38.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of Barbara Bressler Garson. Barbara joined DePaul in 1984, and after many years as a law professor in the College of Law, she retired in 2017 as an associate dean of Experiential Education and the director emeritus of its Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology. Barbara founded the nation's first technology and intellectual property clinical program in 2000. The program assists artists with legal services to protect their creative work. Barbara passed away at the age of 67, and is survived by her husband, two brothers, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A service will be held this Friday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are appreciated to the Howard Bressler Memorial Campership at Congregation Shalom, https://www.cong-shalom.org/
Our condolences go to the family, friends, colleagues, and former students who mourn the passing of Barbara. May she rest in peace.
Source: Email Mission and Ministry, May 2, 2018
Photo: Glenview Patch, May 2, 2018
Barbara Bressler Garson, 67
Services will be held Friday for the Glenview resident and founder of the country's first intellectual property clinic for creative artists.
Professor Barbara Bressler Garson, of Glenview, passed away this week at the age of 67. She was the beloved wife of Jerry Garson, the cherished sister of Steven (Susan) Bressler and Daniel (Donna) Bressler, the adored daughter of the late Jack and Janice Bressler and the proud aunt of Faye Lynn, Douglas, Eric, Emily and the late Howard and many great nieces and nephews.
A service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd in Skokie.
After many years as a law professor at DePaul College of Law, Barbara retired as an associate dean of Experiential Education with emeritus status and the director emeritus of its Center for Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology.
According to DePaul, Barbara founded the nation's first technology and intellectual property clinical program in the country in 2000. The program assists artists with legal services to protect their creative work.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Howard Bressler Memorial Campership at Congregation Shalom, 7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd. in Milwaukee.
Source: Johan Meadows, Glenview Patch Staff;