Congratulations to Br Tom Hetland for 50 years of Service to the Brothers.

Please Welcome to the Christian Brothers/St George Team

Samantha VenHuizen

Assistant Director of Development

On September 1st, the Midwest District Office welcomed

Samantha VenHuizen to the staff as an Assistant Director of Development with a focus on Lasallian Events in the District. Samantha is a Lewis University Alumni ('09) and is currently working on a Masters in Organizational Leadership at Lewis University. She has been employed at Cornerstone Services Inc. (Joliet) since September 2009 serving most recently as the Fundraising and Events Manager. In 2010 Samantha served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Pawtucket, RI at Tides Family Services.


Ph: 630-323-3725 Ext: 220

Fax: 630-323-3779

7650 S. County Line Road

Burr Ridge, IL 60527

New Alumni President

Ron Steigerwald '61

Linda and Rene Pelletier, Br Tom Hetland & Skip Braband at the Cool May 19th Sox Game

Br Tom Hetland and Friends enjoy the day at the Cubs/Sox game at Camelback Ranch AZ.


(Left) Dan Beattie 69', RJ Pelletier 65' and Mike Beattie 65'

Enjoy the Day At Sloane Park 

Spring Training Game Cubs/Padres Game

in Mesa

The St. George Alumni Association

recognizes Bronco Telkes Class of 1946


Clarence “Bronco” Telkes, Class of 1946, will turn 87 this year.   At a time when  most of his contemporaries are happily retired, if not happily expired, Bronco does what he has enjoyed doing for years.   He serves as a student counselor at De Paul College Prep (nee Gordon Tech).   In over 60 years of service to students through education the number of lives that Bronco has positively impacted can be numbered in the tens of thousands.   It is hard to imagine if  there is someone else in high school education who has affected more lives.   After 65 years of service Bronco is simply running up the score.   The St. George Alumni Association is proud to recognize Bronco with a special award at this year’s banquet, and the Dragons invite everyone to return next year to help Bronco celebrate the 70th anniversary of his graduation from St. George.



Saturday, January 17, 2015
6:00pm - 10:00pm
at the Elks Club
495 Lee Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Proceeds will benefit Carl's family.
Join us for food, fun, and big raffle prizes!

In more than 30 years as a football coach at Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Carl Favaro had a reputation for keeping a level head even in the most trying situations.

"He never lost his cool," said Les Seitzinger, who works in fundraising for the school and met Mr. Favaro as a freshman athlete.

"He was a great example of what we try to teach our students - women and men for others."

Mr. Favaro, who coached football and wrestling at Loyola, demonstrated his special leadership abilities after head coach John Hoerster died unexpectedly at the start of the 2003 season.

Mr. Favaro grew up in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. After graduating from since-closed St. George High School in Evanston, he went on to North Park College. He played football at both schools, his wife said.

Mr. Favaro began his teaching and coaching career at St. Patrick High School in Chicago. After two years there, he spent a year at the since-closed Weber High School. He then moved to Loyola, where he taught physical education and health and coached football and wrestling. In his year as interim head coach, Mr. Favaro coached the team to the 2003 Chicago Catholic League Prep Bowl championship. In 2006, while continuing to teach at Loyola, Mr. Favaro became an assistant football coach at Lake Forest High School and coached there for five seasons before returning to Loyola to coach sophomore football. Baal said Mr. Favaro kept in touch with many of his former students and players, many of whom commented on his impact on their lives.

Mr. Favaro, 63, died in his Morton Grove home Saturday, May 24, of a brain tumor diagnosed about a year ago, according to his wife, Joan. At the time of his death he was the head coach of Loyola's sophomore football team.

"He was a very compassionate and understanding man who gave his all to his family, at school and to his students," his wife said.


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