The students of St. Giles School wish to thank the 19 volunteers who donated their time to address the classes at Career Day 2000. Each speaker explained his or her career path and answered questions about the job and educational requirements to several different classes from kindergarten through 8th grades.

Special thanks to these local community and business men and women who took time from their busy days: Frank Lipo from the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest; Mary McNulty; Chris Meyer from the Animal Care League; Dan Morey, master model builder from Legoland Discovery Center; Gina Orlando, wellness coach; Rory Parilac from the Oak Park Public Library; Officer Elizabeth Fox from the Oak Park Police Department, and Lt. Dave Spagnoli from the Oak Park Fire Department.

Also thanks to the friends of St. Giles who shared their career experiences: John Adam ’75 representing Hefty products; writer Kit Bernardi; Kathy Caminiti ’56 from Tempel Steel; Jeff Carey ’80 from NewEdge; Mary Cozzens ’74 from Westlake Hospital; Tim Cozzens, furniture designer and professor at Columbia University; Bob Drevs ’58, marketing professor from Notre Dame University; freelance reporter Mark Guarino ’84; Brendan Kenny ’80 from Hunter-Douglas; Columbia University professor and reporter Teresa Puente ’81; and Officer Joe Rizzi from the Chicago Fire Department.

We are grateful to you for sharing your experiences with us so generously.

Sue Poetzel
St. Giles School principal

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