All Press Releases for August 30, 2009

In Celebration of Excellence: A Tribute to Hal Dorf: 25 September 2009; 6:30 PM; Northern Michigan University, University Center, Marquette, MI

We invite you to attend a Tribute to Hal Dorf for an evening of entertainment and honors in celebration of Mr. Dorf's commitment to excellence & inspiration touching lives of people around the world. Info:

    MARQUETTE, MI, August 30, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A Tribute to Hal Dorf will be held on 25 September 2009 at Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan in the University Center.

All former students, classmates, associates and those who enjoyed the company of Mr. Dorf are invited.

Mr. Dorf grew up in Redford Township, and obtained his undergraduate degree at Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Michigan, and his MBA at IMD (formerly IMEDE) in Lausaunne, Switzerland. He taught at NMU, led the student-driven study abroad programs, student internship programs and founded the Office of International Affairs.

5:30 PM - NMU Wildcats Homecoming parade; Mr. Dorf and his wife will participate.
6:30 PM - A Tribute to Hal Dorf begins with a cocktail social at the University Center at Northern Michigan University where Mr. and Mrs. Dorf will greet guests. An open cash bar will be available.
7:00 PM - Dinner (Advance tickets required)
8:00 PM - Dedication and Ceremony, with keynote speaker Dr. William Vandament, NMU President Emeritus.
9:30 PM - Social with music by Lou Vargo and Alton Kelly

Ceremony & Roast: The ceremony will be followed by a roast of Hal Dorf featuring Edward Havlik, former chairman of NMU's board of directors, Dr. James Surrell of the Marquette General Health System Digestive Health Clinic and Matthew Surrell, former vice president of NMU public relations, as well as several international guests. Guests are invited to attend the after-dinner events at no charge; please register at or contact an organizer.

Scrapbook: Everyone is invited to contribute to a scrapbook that will be presented to Mr. Dorf at the event. Please send photographs and personal notes to: The Image Group, Attn: Matt Schlientz, 31 East Eighth Street, Suite 200, Holland, MI 49423. Digital notes and photographs can also be sent via email to [email protected] or [email protected] (please send print quality photographs).

Student Sponsorships: Students are encouraged to apply for a limited number of sponsorships in the "Take a Student to Dinner" program established by Edward Havlik, former NMU Board of Control Chairperson to have their dinner ticket sponsored and be matched up with an attending international or national business leader.

Please consider sponsoring a student in the "Take a Student to Dinner" program. Sponsors have the option of attending dinner with a sponsored student.

To sponsor a student or apply for sponsorship, please visit or contact Edward Havlik (616-403-1559) or Jodi Golisek (920-722-2727).

Dinner Tickets: Dinner tickets are $45 per person ($25 per student), and must be purchased by September 15, 2009. If you miss the date, please contact an organizer listed below.
Ceremony & Roast: Admission to the after-dinner events is free of charge; guests are asked to register at or by contacting an organizer.

RSVP: 15 September 2009
Please RSVP online at by purchasing your dinner tickets, or with Sigma One Group whose contact information is listed below.

The Tribute to Hal Dorf is being planned by former students, Phi Theta fraternity brothers, classmates and associates of Hal Dorf, and being organized through In Celebration of Excellence, a non-profit organization managed by Jodi Golisek and Edward Havlik.

To RSVP, sponsor a student or apply for student sponsorship, or make a contribution to the award or event, please visit or contact organizers:

Jodi Golisek, President
[email protected]
Sigma One Group
Post Office Box 68
Neenah WI 54957-0068

Edward Havlik
NMU Board of Control Chairperson Emeritus
[email protected]

About Sigma One Group

Sigma One Group is an independent marketing agency devoted to facilitating successful online marketing programs for professionals. In Celebration of Excellence is a not-for-profit organization devoted to recognizing individuals for their commitments to excellence in leadership in their profession.

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