The Alumnae of Northwestern University honored longtime member Bette Knudson Martin (C37) at its holiday meeting in December 2004. Martin, known to the board as the Alumnae's "Crown Jewel" for her many years as a receptionist to former University presidents Rocky Miller and Robert Strotz, turned 90 on New Year's Day. The Alumnae's continuing education spring quarter 2005 begins March 29 and will include courses in global perspectives and neurobiology.
On June 2 graduating seniors from all sports will be inducted into the N Club at its annual induction dinner at the Hotel Orrington. In November 2004 101 female athletes from the 1930s through the early 1970s (the pre-Title IX era) were inducted into the N Club. Fifty-one inductees returned to campus, received their varsity letters and were recognized at halftime of the Northwestern-Illinois football game at Ryan Field on Nov. 20, 2004.
Following the Wildcats' homecoming victory against Purdue, N Club members at the club's postgame reception heard from two NU Athletic Hall of Famers, Wildcat linebacker coach Pat Fitzgerald (SESP97), a two-time All American and member of the 1996 Rose Bowl team, and Albert B. "Ollie" Adelman (C37), who led Northwestern to its first Big Ten football championship in 1936 and won the divisional Big Ten tennis title in 1937.
Members of NUEA West (Northwestern University Entertainment Alliance) flocked to the Cinespace on Hollywood Boulevard in November 2004 to recognize the successes of local alumni in the entertainment industry and view "Celebrate NU" — a compilation of clips and live performances saluting alumni on both sides of the camera. Hosted by Dermot Mulroney (C85) of About Schmidt and My Best Friend's Wedding and Nicole Sullivan (C91) of Celebrity Poker Showdown and King of Queens, the event raised more than $4,000 for the club. Click here for more information on the club.