Steven Langdon, M.S., A.T.C., of Lombard has been appointed provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs and associate professor at West Suburban College of Nursing in Oak Park.

Langdon will oversee the planning, development and administration of the academic programs in the college. He has a laundry list of experience, including over 20 years as a teacher, administrator and clinician. Before his appointment at West Suburban, he served in academic administrative positions at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Ind., and Aquinas University in Grand Rapids, Mich. Langdon has performed teaching-related activities and worked in clinical practice positions as a physical therapist, emergency room technician and athletic trainer. He has also worked to create grants for equipment and program development in health profession programs and has been a member of the National Trainers Association for over 20 years.

Langdon lives in Lombard where his wife and daughters will soon join him.

OPRF graduate studies in London

Oak Park and River Forest High School 2005 graduate Sarah Page, daughter of Dr. Wendy Foster of Oak Park and Leigh Page of Chicago, was in London at Lawrence University’s London Center in England for a 10-week study abroad program for the 2007 winter term.

Ms. Page, a sophomore at Lawrence University (Appleton, Wis.), studied British history and culture on regular trips to museums, concert halls and theaters as well as the English countryside.

Schuler served
tennis volunteer award

Mary Jo Schuler of Oak Park, vice president of West Suburban Tennis Patrons (WSTP), received the “2006 Volunteer of the Year” award from the Chicago Tennis Patrons (CTP) at the 18th annual “Evening of Champions” dinner held on Feb. 17.

Schuler received the award for her work with the CTP, a nonprofit organization, for doing work in heading the most successful fundraiser, giving financial support, recruiting members and hosting youth events.

“Mary Jo’s involvement has directly increased the number of tennis enthusiasts in the area and improved the quality of the tennis programs offered by these organizations,” said Mel Phillips, Jr., president and founder of WSTP.

Schuler has also worked for other tennis groups, including the Oak Park Tennis Club for which she is currently helping raise money to refurbish the nine-court tennis facility in River Forest.

New OPRF Community
Foundation board members

The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation recently added five new members to its board: Shelby Boblick, Jim Field, Shirley Morgenthaler, Lynne Palmore and Nancy Waichler. The new members are set to replace Beta Balgemann, Werner Huget, Lou Marchi and Robert Sassetti at the end of their terms.

The annual meeting was held Feb. 8 at West Suburban Temple Har Zion, and aside from appointing new members, the board also re-elected Al George, Shirley Klem and Miriam Burkland to new terms. The board re-appointed Barbara Furlong as the Village of Oak Park representative.

The Community Foundation is an organization founded in 1958 to provide grants to nonprofits and grants or scholarships to students, as well as recognize charitable needs in the community. The foundation is responsible for $11 million in donated assets and about $750,000 in grants and scholarships.

-Compiled by Thea McLain

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