• TCD / Davea
    "Hall of Fame" Distinguished Alumni
    Inaugural Inductees:
    Christopher Thielman '78
    Culinary Arts
    Glenbard West H.S.
    Culinary Institute of Art
    Northeastern Illinois Univ.
    Roosevelt University (Master's)
    Certified Executive Chef
    Certified Culinary Educator
    Coordinator, Hospitality Administration
    College of DuPage

    After working in industry, Chef Thielman became a chef instructor at College of DuPage in 1987. In 2008 he was named the Coordinator for the Hospitality Administration department.

    Kathleen Tyndall '79
    (nee McAreavey)
    Automotive Technology
    Lake Park H.S.
    Ferris State University
    American Honda, Corporate

    Ms. Tyndall was one of TCD's first female automotive students. She went on to become one of the first women in the nation to earn Gold Master Level Technician certification. Today she is the National Manager of Engine Sales Operations & Export Sales for American Honda.

    Steve Bachorski '80
    Auto Body
    Glenbard North H.S.
    Owner: Countryside Customs, Inc.

    After working in other shops, Mr. Bachorski opened his own business in Warrenville at the age of 22. He has served on the TCD Auto Body Advisory Committee for many years.


    Katrina Hish '81
    (nee Siefert)
    Fenton H.S.
    Statesmanship Award
    Skills USA
    Certified Cosmetology
    Owner: Flare Creations

    In addition to running her St. Charles salon, Ms. Hish is a member of the Chicago Cosmetology Association and does volunteer work for Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice.

    Donald Kulinowski '85
    Electronics & Computer Technology
    Glenbard East H.S.
    Vice President & Director,
    Infrastructure Engineering
    TD Securities

    Mr. Kulinowski's career path has taken him from field service engineer to hardware lab manager to infrastructure engineering in the financial services industry.