The DePaul Athletic Department has a very interesting background story about one of their recent Hall of fame inductees who was not an athlete. But who is being recognized for all he has accomplished in enhancing the university's academics, facilities, and athletics department.
Vic Cacciatore graduated from the DePaul law school in 1952. In the story, he says that, " DePaul made an education very possible for kids who didn't come from affluent families and couldn't afford college." Mr. Cacciatore practiced law for 28 years and was also appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for the state of Illinois. He has a very successful business career and currently runs seven companies.
But it is for his leadership and contributions as a member of the DePaul Board of Trustees that Mr. Cacciatore is being recognized. He played a major role in the acquisition and building of several of DePaul's important facilities : Goodman School of Drama, the Goldblatt's building ( Now DePaul Center), the Blackstone Theatre ( now the Merle Reskin Theatre ), the Cacciatore Stadium on the Lincoln Park Campus.
At 82 Mr. Cacciaotore has accomplished much as a lawyer, businessman and DePaul trustee. But he self-effacingly says that "Everything I've been able to accomplish in my life would not have happened without my education at DePaul,"