Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Loyalty Award


John William Prange ’60 and Sue Logan Prange ’62 of Laguna Beach, Calif., are co-recipients of the 2014 Loyalty Award. The Pranges met as students at Millikin and will celebrate 52 years of marriage this fall. Loyal supporters of their alma mater, the Pranges have given to Millikin every year for 55 years. To honor Sue’s parents, both Millikin alums, they established the Clark T. and Margaret W. Logan Scholarship. They have also established the John William and Sue Logan Prange Scholarship and have supported the Delta Sigma Phi endowed scholarship.

Avid travelers, the Pranges have visited more than 50 countries since their retirement, including several trips sponsored by Millikin’s Alumni and Development office, as well as University Choir tours of England, Scotland, and Ireland. 

While at Millikin, John was a member of Delta Sigma Phi social fraternity, serving as treasurer and as a delegate to the fraternity’s national convention. He was also a member of Chi Eta Rho accounting fraternity, serving as vice president during his senior year. John earned a degree in business administration from Millikin in 1960 and an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1981. After graduation from Millikin, he was employed as a staff accountant with the Decatur CPA firm of Richardson & Karloski. He served as controller of St. Mary’s Hospital from 1963 until 1969. After leaving Decatur, he served in healthcare financial management positions in McHenry, Ill., Robbinsdale, Minn., and Anaheim, Calif. He retired from Martin Luther Hospital in Anaheim in 1998. 

An English major at Millikin, Sue was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha social sorority, where she served as rush chairman and as a delegate to the national convention. She also participated in many other university activities and organizations, including Phi Kappa Phi honor society, student council, Homecoming committee, and the Conant Society. She was an instructor of English and business communication at Millikin from 1964-1966, and shared responsibility for the duties of the Dean of Women in 1966. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1967. In 1969, Sue joined the compensation and benefits consulting firm of Hewitt Associates as a communication consultant, becoming a partner in the firm in 1976. She retired from Hewitt Associates in 1996. 

John served in the Illinois Air National Guard from 1960-1966 and was a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association from 1966-1998. Sue is a volunteer at the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter and has been vice-president and president of Laguna Beach Chapter JS of P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) International. They have both served as elders and deacons in the Presbyterian Church. The Pranges are also members of several civic organizations, including the San Diego Zoological Society, the Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Calif., and the Chicago Art Institute.

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Carl I. "Doc" Head '11
Thurman W. McDavid '31
Harold M. Osgood '15
Kitty Taylor
Cronkhite Academy
Lois Yoder '11
George P. Byrne '12
M. C. "Bob" Evans
Paul Montgomery '13
Phyllis "Smoky"
Morris Lotchin '59
Howard Nyberg '49
David E. Smith '52
Otto Sutter '27
Vivian Bell Barnes '32
J. Ira Young '33
Mary Hull Burnett '43
George Ecklund '44
William Eichenauer '51
Marion B. McClelland '30
Roy M. '10 and Alice Dempsey Hamilton '09
O. F. Kuny '17
Walter E. Reed '33
Charles '48 and Alice Hortenstine Hyink '47
Dale Minick '41
Gail Frede Tallman '17
Jewel May Broughton '12
W. Lawrence Fritz '21
Robert Logan '45
Sid Rotz '41
C.E. "Fuzzy" Sutherd '18
Forrest R. Kyle '36
George A. '18 and Velma Grosjean Rodger '19
Archie P. '12 and Ruth Irwin McIntosh '21
Frank Van Doren '56
E.K. Scheiter, Trustee
Haldon B. Ayars '18
Clifford F. Steigemeier '28
Harold "Pete" Barth
James L. Morrison '50
Mabel Hays Cooper '18
Lois Sayre Wells '34
Paul B. Berryhill '25
Nola Treat '07
David E. Richardson '56
Helen Caldwell Bennett, Special
Modesta Scott '24
Emily Johnson Metzler '29
Rosalia McCambridge Weck '25
Ralph "Skip" Wilcox Jr. '49
Bessie Fruit Hart '16
Edward D. '57 and Alice Mueller LeFevre '58
Helen Moffett Russell '29
C. Jane Wasson Darling '48
Roy J. Dunning '38
Esther Long '21
Lucy Lindsay Smith '66
Earl "Twisty" '27 and Ruth Watkins Richardson '30
Marie Ridgely Bennett '38
Herbert '52 and Barbara Burgis Zuegel '53
Dorothy Sellers '35
Robert Hantel '57 and Joanne (Jody) Sparks Hantel '57
Linda Chapman Arends '61
Dean Mesnard '49
Denny Lohnes '68
Daniel F. Smith '37
Donald Baird '38 and Joanne McDavid Baird '40
Stephen Mathias '67
David Rayhill '58
C. Kimm Hollis '72
George Prust '54 and Ruth McDonald Prust '56
Phyllis Haab Ranney '48
William "Bill" Zehnacker '51
John Krigbaum '51
Maurice and Joanne Roney Armstrong, both '48
Virginia Robbins '40
Duane and Joan Avis '53
Sharon Swan '80
Ruth Troutman Buckley Kinser '39
Gary Workman '64
Jack McCoy '59 and Barbara Witzeman McCoy '60
William McGaughey '43
Daniel Austin '71
John Cardamone '86
Jack C. Allen '49
Joan Rothfuss '70
William Berry '70 and Nancy Harry Berry '70
Ralph Linder '49 and Mary Singleton Linder '49
Father Nicholas Smith ’83
Dick Dechert '54
Bill Wright '59
Charles Yurieci '68
John William Prange ’60 and Sue Logan Prange ’62

 
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
 
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL