Updated: January 30, 2014 6:20AM
During its 55-year history, Prairie State College in Chicago Heights has employed many individuals who have committed time and energy to help shape its mission, values and reputation, both in the community and in the state, according to a press release from the school.
To pay tribute to those people, PSC in 2010 created a Hall of Honor. It recognizes past employees who have made significant and positive contributions to the college, the release said.
PSC is seeking nominations for the 2014 Hall of Honor awards. Nominees must have had at least 15 years of service to the college as a faculty member, administrator, staff member or trustee, and cannot have been an employee or trustee of the college for at least five years.
Nominations must be received by Jan. 10. To nominate someone, visit prairiestate.edu/faculty-and-staff/hall-of-honor.
From the nominations received, up to five candidates will be selected and inducted into the Hall of Honor at the end of the month, the school said.
“We hope that everyone will take a few minutes to consider a person they know and believe is deserving of this important tribute,” said Jim White,a biology professor and chair of the Hall of Honor committee.
The 2013 award was given posthumously to Howard Luckey, who joined the faculty at PSC in 1968 and taught in the social sciences department until 1988. After retiring, he continued teaching at the college as an adjunct professor.
The 2011-12 recipient was Don Uram, who was a counselor during his tenure at PSC.
The late Dale Haywood, former mathematics professor; Glenn Stehr, former biology professor; and Jim Troutman, former vice president, were named to the inaugural class of the Hall of Honor in 2010.
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