Finance Lab Named for Alumnus Christopher L. Keeley
DePaul’s Finance Lab, where students can learn how to research and manage stock portfolios, was dedicated as the Christopher L. Keeley Finance Lab in a Feb. 7 ceremony at the business college. The lab was named in honor of the 1987 DePaul finance alumnus who died of a pulmonary embolism at age 29 in 2002. Finance Chair Elijah Brewer says the lab truly “honors the entire Keeley family for their continuing support for excellence in finance education at DePaul.” The Keeley family, who have been generous DePaul supporters for more than a decade, and the Keeley Family Foundation donated funds last fall to found the John L. Keeley Jr. Center for Financial Services, named for Christopher’s late father, a finance executive. In 2006 John L. Keeley Jr. and his wife, Barbara, endowed the Christopher L. Keeley Chair in Investment Management.
Three distinguished, long-serving DePaul business professors passed away this year.
David E. Drehmer, 69, who died Feb. 5, taught at DePaul for 40 years as an associate professor of management. He also was a licensed clinical psychologist. Among his survivors is his son, Charles Drehmer, who teaches at the business college.
Phil Kemp, 73, died May 28. He served the business college in both administrative and faculty positions from 1968 until his retirement in 2007. Kemp taught courses in marketing, management and business administration, and previously directed the graduate business program.
Curtis Verschoor, 87, passed away Jan. 17. A prolific author on business ethics topics, Verschoor served as the Ledger & Quill Professor of Accountancy. He transitioned to emeritus status in 1994 after teaching at DePaul for20 years.