1996 Beberman Award Winner: Philip M. Faucett

Faucett taught economics at Northwestern University and was an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank at Chicago and was senior economist for Wolfe Engineering Co. in Chicago. He went on to serve in the U.S. State Department as a financial economist and was deputy mission director in Bolivia, assistant director of industry in Vietnam and deputy director of missions in Ecuador. In addition, he was the director of Argentine and Paraguay affairs at Washington, D.C. After leaving the State Department, Faucett embraced a whole second career in the arts. He and his wife Betty, the former Elizabeth P. Lohmann, also a Uni graduate and a member UniÕs first subfreshman class which graduated in 1937, were instrumental in helping to found the Young Concert Artists management association, an organization devoted to promoting and scheduling emerging talent. When the Faucetts returned to Champaign-Urbana, he assisted the National Academy of Arts as executive vice president from 1973 to 1975 and later served as treasurer. He was the founding president and director of the Conservatory of Central Illinois and also was involved with the Sinfonia da Camera. And, he served as president of the World Heritage Museum at the University of Illinois. Faucett was founder and president of Faucett Travel, Inc., which was based in Champaign, from 1979 to 1984, when the company merged with Franklin Travel. In 1980, he founded and served as president of Faucett Communications, Inc., which published C-U Magazine from 1980 to 1984 and again from 1991 to 1992.

Congratulations Ms. Faucett, the 1996 Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

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