District 303 announces distinguished alumni honorees

Published: Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – Three St. Charles High School graduates will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for 2014, St. Charles School District 303 announced Thursday in conjunction with the award committee and the Greater St. Charles Education Foundation.

The award honors alumni who have demonstrated a high level of achievement in their field of endeavor or in their community contributions.

The 2014 recipients are Dan Marshall, Col. Michael Miller and Karen Page.

A 1980 graduate, Marshall owns St. Charles-based Marshall Architects, which has an internship program that annually hires and trains two District 303 high school students interested in pursuing careers in architecture.

Marshall also is a past president and board member of the St. Charles Downtown Partnership and serves on the Building Code Board of Appeals for the city.

Miller, a 1984 graduate, is the director of medical toxicology education at Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas.

He also lives in Hawaii, where he is a staff physician at Tripler Army Medical Hospital. Retired from the U.S. Army, he also served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009 as emergency medicine chief of the 10th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq.

Page graduated in 1979 and is an award-winning author who has collaborated with her husband, Andrew Dornenberg, on “The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine,” “The Flavor Bible,” “What to Drink with What You Eat” and “Becoming a Chef.” “Becoming a Chef” was praised by Julia Child and is part of the Julia Child kitchen exhibit at the Smithsonian.

The alumni will be recognized at the Greater St. Charles Education Foundation’s Night of Jazz set for Feb. 22 at the Royal Fox Country Club.

Purchase tickets at www.stceducation.com.

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