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Mary Kay Simmons Kappesworked in the College of Engineering for more than 20 years. She served as mentor to several student organizations, and was a kind and thoughtful academic advisor. Mary Kay oversaw the organization of the biggest events in the College including seamlessly planninggraduation ceremonies for many years. She wasthe recipient of the Golden Shamrock award given at the Knights of St. Patrick Ball. Mary Kay is remembered for her dedication to the University of Illinois and for touching the lives of so many students.