Ms. Judith L. Tobias, Ms. Renee Gale Tobias
This fund was established in honor of the donors’ parents, Alfred and Shirley Tobias. Judith is a 1973 NIU alumna with a B.S. in biological sciences. Renee is a 1976 alumna with a M.S. in industry and technology. Alfred Tobias led a very interesting life. During World War II, while serving with the 95th Infantry Division in Europe, Mr. Tobias won a Bronze Star and was awarded the Purple Heart. After the war, Mr. Tobias joined the Intelligence Division of the IRS, investigating tax fraud in Chicago. Many cases dealt with organized crime, which brought him in contact-albeit on opposite sides of the law-with figures such as Accardo. In 1953, Mr. Tobias helped infiltrate organized crime to get information on tax evasion. He also was part of an investigation in 1964 that set up a gambling house to penetrate the upper echelons of organized crime.