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17. University High School

University High School, Normal.

NORMAL — University High School will recognize four alumni as part of 2018 homecoming activities at this week's Alumni Association Awards and Recognition Program.

The program begins at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Stroud Auditorium.  

This year’s award recipients are H. Fred Mittelstaedt, receiving the Distinguished Alumnus Award; and Pioneer Hall of Fame Award winners Monica L. Hesse, David Little and Kent Taulbee.

Mittelstaedt graduated from U High in 1976 and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Illinois State University and his doctorate in accounting from the University of Illinois. He is the department of accountancy chair at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to his time at the university, he worked in the field of public accounting at both Guthoff & Co. and Price Waterhouse.

Hesse graduated in 1999 and received a bachelor of arts in English from Bryn Mawr College and master’s in nonfiction writing from John Hopkins University. She is a columnist at The Washington Post and an author.

Little is a 1985 graduate, then graduated from Indiana University where he played football for four years and received a degree in sports marketing and management. He is the chief executive officer of Western Veterinary Conference and opened a medical education facility providing training to veterinary and human medical professionals.

Taulbee graduated in 1968. He earned a bachelor of arts from Illinois Wesleyan University and his medical doctorate degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. For almost 40 years, he has served the Bloomington-Normal community by owning a medical practice as a dermatologist. 

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