Kellogg Magazine  |  Fall/Winter 2015



In Memoriam

Judith A. Plummer ’92, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and classmate, passed away on February 17, 2015, after a brief illness. She was 57.

Judy was born in Highland Park, Illinois, and attended Lake Forest High School. A 1979 graduate of Smith College (BA) and later of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (MBA), Judy held numerous executive positions with Diners Club International and Citizens Financial Bank during her career.

Judy loved traveling and explored dozens of countries around the world during her short life. An avid reader, she was loved and respected by her family and friends for her generosity, intellect, sense of humor and great laugh.

Classmates will fondly remember Judy from time spent at Kellogg together. Those who attended the 2012 reunion are left with the memory of Judy talking to everyone and enjoying the evening. She was noticeably in a good place in life.

A resident of Chicago, she is survived by her parents, Daniel and Margaret Plummer of Lake Forest, Illinois; brothers, Daniel, Jr., (Shelley) of Trevor, Wisconsin; David of Holland, Michigan; and five nephews and nieces.

Katharine Ravenel, native of Charleston, South Carolina, retired educator and development consultant, passed away March 9, 2015. She was 71.

Kathy served as assistant dean and later, chief development officer for Kellogg. After earning her BA from Hollins College and her MA from Dartmouth, Kathy devoted her life to education before going on to enjoy a fulfilling career in nonprofit development. After her time at Kellogg, she started her own firm, Ravenel & Associates, where she provided consulting services to well over one hundred local and national organizations and institutions in all nonprofit sectors, raising in excess of $500 million.

She is survived by her son, Hendrik “Hal” (Alya) Woods; and her grandson, Henry Anthony Adamany Ravenel Woods; her sister, Alicia Ravenel; and her brother, William B. Ravenel IV. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Bee Ravenel III and Ruth Tisadale Ravenel Geer, and nd by her sister-in-law, Ruth Ravenel.

Edgar B. Anthony Villanueva ’87, known as “Gary V.” to his friends, passed away suddenly in June 2015. He was 53.

Gary was executive vice president at Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) in the Philippines from July 2013 until the time of his death. He also served as head of Global Transactional Services. He headed RCBC’s remittance business, which grew to become one of RCBC’s biggest sources of growth under his leadership. Prior to that position, he served as a first senior vice-president of RCBC.

Earlier in his career, Villanueva worked in major financial markets such as New York and Singapore with several multinational banking institutions, including Bank of America and ABN AMRO Bank NV.

Gary Villanueva received an MBA from Kellogg and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics from De La Salle University. He comes from a family with strong ties to Northwestern. His father, Eduardo M. Villanueva ’59, his brother-in-law Ernest Cu ’84 and niece Eugenie Anne Marie (Agregado) de Araujo all attended Kellogg, and his niece Cristina Cu C02 received a BA in communication and media studies.

He is survived by his wife, Marilen, and his daughter, Sam.