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CHALLENGE: An anonymous donor has pledged $1,000 if we can raise $4,000 by the end of this week. We are currently $540 away from that goal! Please help us obtain this pledge by making a gift to honor Joseph Tomsic and the impact he made on the Lewis community. 

Professor Joseph "Randy" Tomsic molded minds of thousands of students, devoting the last 18 years of his life teaching information technology (IT) courses at Lewis University. Joe was a dedicated teacher for many undergraduate and graduate Management Information Systems (MIS) courses, such as Introduction to Information Systems, Data Networks, and Cloud Computing. Every summer, he taught IT courses at Sun Yat-Sen (Zhongshan) University in China, where he loved spending time with his students and has been a mentor to hundreds.

Integrating a wealth of real-world industry knowledge to the classroom, Joe tailored his curriculum to teach his students hands-on skills that would lead to successful careers. In the beginning of his tenure at Lewis, Joe established the network and technology architecture to support computer laboratories at the College of Business. He was also one of the architects of College of Business's CloudLab. Prior to his time at the University, Joe had a successful career for more than 30 years in senior information technology administrator positions at University of Chicago Hospitals, Bally Manufacturing and YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.

In his free time, Joe helped his church, Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Hammond, raise approximately $3 million dollars by serving as a bingo callers for more than 30 years.

To honor Joseph "Randy" Tomsic for his life of dedicated teaching, Lewis University will create an endowed scholarship to award in his name for information systems and information security students.

Please consider making a gift to the Joseph Tomsic Endowed Scholarship today to help us reach our goal. A one-time gift is wonderful, or a recurring monthly gift will allow for continued growth of this special project.

For more information, please contact Dennisa Walker, Director of Alumni Engagement, at (815) 836-5882 or