Dec 15, 2016 12:40 PM -
Mount Prospect resident Frank Splitt presented his recently published writings on education, the environment and technology, titled "An Odyssey of Reform Initiatives," to Loyola University, Chicago, as a memorial to the late Arthur J. Schmitt, founder of the Fournier Institute of Technology, Splitt's alma mater. Splitt, a vice president emeritus of educational and environmental initiatives for Nortel Networks, holds a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, where he served as the McCormick Faculty Fellow of Telecommunications for the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. This is the latest honor for Splitt, whose book is becoming part of collections in prestigious university libraries across the country. • Megan Klein, an assistant professor of anthropology and sociology at Oakton Community College was awarded Loyola University's President's Medallion. The President's Medallion, one of the Chicago university's most prestigious student honors, is given to outstanding students for leadership, scholarship and service -- intended for those who excel in the classroom and are dedicated to helping others. Klein is working on her doctorate degree in sociology at Loyola.