Don and Ann Charleston
Don and Ann are both NIU alumni. Don graduated in 1969 with a B.S. in Chemistry. Ann graduated in 1967 with a B.A. in Nursing, and in 1981, received an M.S. in Nursing (Gerontology).
Don had a 34-year career with Caterpillar Inc. and WABCO in engineering design. His diesel engine design skills gave him the opportunity to work on projects throughout the U.S., Mexico, Russia, and China.
Ann’s 31-year nursing career spanned a variety of hospital (US Navy), psychiatric, public health, and teaching institutions. She taught both classroom and clinical at Bradley University and Illinois Wesleyan University.
Presently, Don and Ann reside in Washington IL, where they are active in local community organizations.