Marian Sherrell to wed Ryan Haas

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Robert and Dr. Kathleen Sherrell of Oak Park have announced the engagement of their daughter, Marian Ebone to Ryan Albert Haas, son of Albert and Kathleen Haas of North Olmstead, Ohio. The bride-to-be, a 1992 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, received her B.A. from Columbia College. She's a case worker for Catholic Charities and works with placement of foster children. She plans to pursue a master's in secondary education. The groom-to-be holds a B.A. from American University in Washington, an M.A. from the University of San Francisco, and a J.D. from Loyola University School of Law. He's employed with the law firm of Childress Duffy Goldblatt, Ltd. in Chicago.

The couple plans a June 18 wedding and reception at Orchard Inn and Suites in South Haven, Mich., and will reside in Chicago.

Zonta honors
student achievement

The Zonta Club of Oak Park, part of Zonta International, a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women, has honored three young women for scholastic achievement. Ariel Herman, a student at Oak Park and River Forest High School, received $1,000 as the winner of the Young Women in Public Affairs award. Ariel Levin and Rachel Patterson, students at Percy Julian Middle School, received savings bonds as winners of the club's annual essay contest celebrating Women's History Month.


Doctors join Loyola team

Two Oak Park doctors have joined Loyola University Health System, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Keith Muccino, S.J., a Jesuit priest who resides at the LUMC Jesuit Community in Oak Park, is an assistant professor in the department of medicine, division of general internal medicine. He also serves as director, division of continuing medical education, and director of the advisor program at Stritch. Dr. Amaryllis Gil is an assistant professor, department of medicine, division of hematology/oncology.

Falcon flies globally

Vanessa Falcon of Century 21 Classic Properties of Oak Park, has been accepted as a member of the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI), joining a network of 5,000 members in 57 countries specializing in brokerage, appraisal, counseling, development, financing and management. Founded in Paris in 1949, FIABCI links professionals in the real estate industry in a multilingual, multicultural, multidisciplinary network conducting business in countries around the world. Falcon has been active in international transactions for three years in the Chicago area, and serves as the international liaison for the Oak Park Board of Realtors.

Fenwick adds six to Hall of Fame

Fenwick High School hosted its annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon on April 15, welcoming six new members. The inductees are: Dennis J. Galligani, Class of 1962; Thomas V. McCauley, Class of 1968; Ignatia Pusateri-Capone, Fenwick Life Trustee; Lt. Gov. Pat J. Quinn, Class of 1967; Kenneth R. Sitzberger, Class of 1963 (honored posthumously); and Lawrence J. Wert, Class of 1974. McCauley is a resident of River Forest. An attorney with Nisen & Elliot in Chicago, he has also been active in the community as a village trustee and with the River Forest Service Club. He's on the board of governors for Loyola Law School and served as board chair during the Fenwick 2000 Capital Campaign.

A salute to Airman Clark

Oak Park resident Airman 1st Class Anthony Clark was featured in the April 29 Northwest Airlifter Newspaper, McChord Air Force Base, Tacoma, Wash. Clark is a member of the McChord Honor Guard that provides funeral honors for active duty, retired and veteran members of the Air Force, Guard or Reserve, and performs at base and civic events. He's also an airplane mechanic.

Clark, the son of Blanche E. Clark of Oak Park, is a 2001 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, where he was an honor student and voted most popular and class clown. He attended Columbia College for one year, and then enlisted in the Air Force in order to obtain the rest of his education at little or no cost. He'll receive his Associate's Degree in August and has been accepted at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma where he will complete his B.A. in radio and TV broadcasting.

Do the math

The Fenwick High School Junior-Senior Math Relay Team placed first in the State Math Contest Finals on April 30. Members of the teams are seniors Nate Ross and Andy Sundt, and juniors Christie Ritten and Oak Park resident Nick McFadden. The coach is Roger Finnell. The math team captured third place, and took second place honors in the following categories: geometry, pre-calculus, calculator team, junior-senior eight-person team and junior-senior two-person team.

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