6 Distinguished Alumni recognized by Highland Community College Foundation

 6 Distinguished Alumni recognized by Highland Community College Foundation

The Highland Community College recognized six Distinguished Alumni on Oct. 10 at the Freeport Club, Freeport. The Foundation has recognized 151 individuals as Distinguished Alumni in the past 25 years including the current six persons. The college recognizes the students who studied there and later on showed community leadership.

The individuals who are recognized as Distinguished Alumni on Oct. 10 include Jolene Bohnsack, Curtis Derrer, Joseph Mattingley, Shary Meinert, Jim Phillips, and Chris Schneiderman. Jeff Snyder nominated Bohnsack to be a Distinguished Alumni. She became senior vice-president at the Forreston State Bank after completing her education. She got an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from the HCC.

Derrer was nominated by Verlo and Ardath DeWall and he was graduated from the HCC in 1997. He is a member of several organizations including the Lena Economic Development Committee, FFA Alumni Association, and Carroll County Farm. Mattingley was nominated by Libby Miller and he was graduated from the HCC in 1997. He is the current president of the Northwest Illinois Market for Illinois Bank and Trust.

Meinert was graduated from the HCC in 1977. She is the producer of the community programs on WFRL-AM and WFRL-FM. She was nominated by Jae Hezlep. Phillips was nominated by Tracy Mays and he was graduated from the HCC in 1996. He is the Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts Division at the Leadership Institute.

Schneiderman was nominated by Mary Hartman and he studied in the HCC from 1996 to 1998. He is the executive vice-president of the State Bank of Freeport. He is also acting as a mentor for the people who are interested to enter the financial industry. It was really a proud moment for the individuals to receive a prestigious status from the place that helped them to achieve their goals. The HCC has been recognizing the Distinguished Alumni for 25 years.

Senior editor of the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Elgin City Council renews contract with Economic Development Group
The Elgin City Council has renewed its contract with the Economic Development Group (EDG) of
First Fridays is back in downtown Aurora on Feb. 7 with theme of love
First Fridays is a popular monthly event and it is back in downtown Aurora. The
Tax Flight: Reality versus Myth
The forces fighting against the fair tax advocated by Gov. Pritzker are saying that the
Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk as Super Bowl season begins
Super Bowl is upon us. U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has
Aurora Pride to hold fundraiser on Jan. 26
Aurora, IL Pride will be hosting a fundraiser on January 26. The event will be
JJC students speaks about power of empathy during Annual General Session of college on Jan. 8
Shalma Marin and Aaron Wyncott, the students of the Junior Joliet College, appreciated the support
Affordable housing development goes underway in Maywood
McShane Construction Company has started construction of a new affordable housing development. The housing development
RAM Fry Dispensers acquired by Middleby
Middleby Corporation has announced that they have acquired RAM Fry Dispensers. RAM Fry Dispensers is
Union teacher contracts improved education
A new study has praised the range and flexibility of union teacher contracts for improving
Court sentences Vandalia man on drugs and gun charges
Wade Garrett McWhorter, a 26-year-old man of Vandalia, was sentenced to 64 months in federal