2005: Bill Gantz '55 - Distinguished Alumni Award for 2005

  • At SHS: Senior Class President, National Honor Society, Calumet and Courier Staff, Member of Student Council, Lettered in Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Track.  Voted "Most Popular" and "Most Active."

    After SHS: B.A. - Princeton University, M.B.A. - Harvard University.  Career in pharmaceutical development. Pioneered treatments for serious human chronic infectious diseases. Successful business career includes tenure as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of publicly traded Pathogenesis Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Advisory boards for Molecular Biology Department of Princeton University, Biomedical Engineering Department of Northwestern University, and Kellogg Center of Biotech of Northwestern University.  Board of Directors - The Gillette Company, W.W. Grainger, Inc., Harris Financial Corp., and Gambro AB.