Alumni Award Winners
|Diane Frankle Storck '70|
|Edgar “Dusty” Bredbenner Jr. ’50 Distinguished Alumni Award|
A 1970 graduate of Ithaca College, Diane Storck received a bachelor of science degree in television-radio. She moved to Chicago in 1971 and began her career in television at WLS-TV on the morning show AM Chicago, where she rose from production assistant to producer.
She also produced a television show for the celebrated Chicago Sun-Times columnist and broadcast personality Irv Kupcinet and went on to produce a variety of shows for the PBS station WTTW-TV. There, she won Chicago-area Emmy Awards for her work. In the 1980s, she began Cigogne Enterprises, a Chicago-based consulting and television production business.
In 1995, Diane was elected to the Ithaca College Board of Trustees; she retired from the board in May 2011 after 13 years of service. As a trustee, Diane served as chair and co-chair of the Institutional Advancement Committee and was a member of the Campaign Steering Committee and the Campaign Committee during the Making a World of Difference campaign. She also chaired the campaign's scholarship initiative.
In the early and mid-'90s, Diane was a member of the Ithaca College Alumni Association Board of Directors and served as vice president in 1995. She has been actively involved in the Chicago-area alumni association and has been instrumental in its success. In addition to her service to the College, Diane established the Diane Frankle Storck '70 Scholarship, which assists students who face an unexpected financial situation that jeopardizes their continued enrollment at the College.