Jack Groppel

Profile Updated: August 29, 2020
Residing In: Elgin, IL USA
Occupation: Professor, @ Judson University. Retired (2019), Co-Founder, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, Inc.
Children: Connor, born April 9, 1996
Shen, born October 25, 2004, adopted from China on September 8, 2008
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My journey since high school has certainly been circuitous, as I know for many of you as well. Right after high school I was a foreign exchange student in the summer in Guatemala, then went to Illinois for my BS and MS degrees. I continued in graduate school, receiving a PhD from Florida State, and then was hired as the men's tennis coach and a professor at the University of Illinois. I resigned from Illinois in 1987, moved to Florida, and worked as a resort tennis director, until I started a business in 1992, which became the Human Performance Institute. We sold the business, and I continued working for 10 years, but in June, 2019, I retired from the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. I have just begun a full Professorship at Judson University, in Business, & in Exercise/Sport Science. Still having a lot of fun, and continuing to play a lot of tennis. Love reading about all of you on this website!!

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Aug 29, 2020 at 10:55 AM

I have such great memories of Karen from East Jr High, and from High School. She was such an amazingly nice person, and I loved our conversations. Sending prayers to her family and friends! Rest In Peace, Friend!

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We will miss you at the reunion Jack but family should always come first!

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I'm sorry that I'll miss all of you for the class reunion. My son, adopted from China in 2008, is an entering high school freshman and that weekend is his first 'homecoming' at his new school. My best to you all!!

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Nov 23, 2018 at 11:33 AM

I’m so sorry to read this about David. He was one of the first people I met when we moved to Alton, when I was 9. He was truly one of the really great guys I knew. My deepest sympathies to Georgia and the entire family. 

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Feb 04, 2017 at 7:33 AM

Sorry to hear that John (Koz) has passed. We spent many nights camping/hiking in Scouts. What a tremendous person! RIP, my friend.

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