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Alumni Association Names 2016 Distiguished Alumni

Thursday, October 27, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Megan Jamen
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On Saturday, October 15, the St. Francis High School Alumni Association awarded two 2016 Distinguished Alumni.  The award recipients are outstanding alumni who have maintained high standards of excellence.  They were nominated by their peers and are graduates who have taken their St. Francis education and Christian values on paths to make significant contributions in their fields of endeavor and/or have achieved outstanding accomplishments, honors or recognition on behalf of their communities and country.


Ray Reid '61 is a retired investment manager.  For 40 years, he worked with high-net worth individuals, as well as various nonprofit organizations.  For the last 25 of those years he was the Senior Vice President and investment manager for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.  Additionally, Ray served on the Board of Trustees for Dominican University, where he received an Exemplary Service Award, he is a member of the Naperville Country Club, and he sits on the Financial Advisory Committee for the Sisters of the Resurrection Order in Chicago.  For nine years, Ray has also served on the St. Francis High School Finance Committee and Board of Directors, most recently as the Chairman.  Ray earned a Bachelor's Degree from Loras College, a Master's degree from Northern Illinois University, and graduated with distinction from Northwestern University National Graduate Trust School.  He married fellow SFHS classmate Rosemarie Komen '61 Reid, and together they have two children and five grandchildren.


Joe Buchholz '84 co-owns and manages with his brothers, Buck Services, a cleaning/maintenance and facility management company. Their business serves schools, churches, and commercial operations.  Joe is very involved in the business community and has received multiple awards, including his most recent 2016 award from Assurance Agency for Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Health in the workplace.  Joe also volunteers for many organizations including St. Michael Parish as Catechist, Illinois Citizens for Life, and DuPage Pads.  He is the Chairman of the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials, and is a mentor for college students and business start-ups.  Additionally, Joe serves as President of the St. Francis High School Alumni Association and is a member of the Board of Directors Institutional Advancement Committee.  Joe earned an Associate's Degree from the College of DuPage and a Bachelor's Degree from Loyola University.  He and his wife Tracy have four children.




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