Curtis J. Hieggelke

Curtis J. Hieggelke - Obituary

September 6, 1941 - January 1, 2020

Dr. Curtis J. Hieggelke Hall of Fame community college teacher and AAPT TYC leader, died January 1, 2020 at the age of 78. A physicist, Hieggelke was selected for the Joliet Junior College Susan H. Wood Hall of Fame Award in 2012, capping off a forty-two-year career as a pioneering educator, including more than thirty years teaching at JJC. An early adopter of technology on both the personal and professional level—he co-founded the Illinois Macintosh Users Group (IMUG) in 1985, just a year after Apple launched it. Hieggelke was awarded the AAPT Homer L. Dodge Distinguished Service Citation (1994) and was an AAPT Fellow (2014). He also serviced on the AAPT board as the Two-Year College Representative. Read more