Habakuk and Klink are set to link next March

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Dr. Richard and Susan Habakuk of Oak Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Nicole Habakuk to Jeffrey Winston Klink, son of Brian and Tamera Klink of Wales, Wis.

The bride-to-be graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1999, and from Knox College in 2003 with a degree in environmental studies. She's a research assistant for the National Coral Reef Institute and a marine biology master's degree candidate at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The groom-to-be graduated from University Lake School in Wales in 1998 and Knox College in 2002. He earned an MBA in 2004 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is employed as an SBA loan officer and assistant vice president at First United Bank in Fort Lauderdale.

Following their March 2006 wedding, the couple will continue to reside in Hollywood, Fla.

Friends of Campbell cook up a treat

Members of West Suburban Medical Center's Auxiliary Board helped fellow Auxiliary member Thora Campbell celebrate her 90th birthday during the annual luncheon in June. A member of the board since 1963, Campbell has served in many capacities, including secretary, vice-president, president and fundraising benefit chair. A trained home economist, Campbell has also authored many of the cookbooks sold for fundraising efforts. Her latest, Great Treats, is for sale in the hospital's Atrium Gift Shop.

The Auxiliary has been raising money for equipment and services at West Suburban Medical Center, now a part of Resurrection Health Care, since 1914. Its most recent pledge of $380,000 will provide the Gastroenterology Laboratory with state-of-the-art medical technology and furnish a new procedure room.

Vogel excels

River Forest resident Lawrence Vogel, M.D., chief of pediatrics and medical director, Spinal Cord Injury Program, at Shriners Hospitals for Children has received a Ron W. Lee, M.D. Excellence in Pediatric Care Award for Clinical Excellence. The awards are given annually by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children to recognize those dedicated to pediatric emergency care and childhood injury prevention initiatives. Dr. Vogel is an expert and advocate in the provision of developmentally appropriate care to children and adolescents with spinal cord injuries. He trains residents and serves on a number of boards and committees.

Winding up on top

The St. Giles Wind Ensemble, directed by Bob Gloppen, earned a first place rating at the National Catholic Band Directors Association competition at Notre Dame High School in Niles. The band, made up of 48 students in sixth to eighth grade, played "March Militaire" by Schubert, "Cumberland Cross" by Strommen, and selections from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Weber. About 15 bands from the Chicagoland area competed.

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Roman on the move at Dominican

Susan Roman has been appointed dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University. She has served as an adult reference librarian, a children's librarian, a general reference librarian and a member of the senior management group of the American Library Association. Roman received her master's degree in library science from Dominican and holds a PhD from the University of Chicago, and has also taught in the graduate library schools at both Dominican and the U. of C.

Sjostrom heads to China

Galen Sjostrom, a 2001 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, is spending the summer in China with the Duke University language study program. Formerly a jazz performance major at Roosevelt University's College of Performing Arts, Sjostrom is now attending Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. and plans to graduate with an Asian studies degree in 2006.

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