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EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

RECOGNITION PROGRAM

Mission and Purpose of the Educational Foundation Recognition Awards Program

The District #300 Educational Foundation will annually recognize individuals associated with the DuQuoin Community Unit School District #300 or its predecessors who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to society and have done so with a sense of personal responsibility and integrity. Relevant contributions may occur in a single year or over a span of several years.

Categories of Nomination

1. Excellence in Achievement Award

honors a prominent alumnus of District #300 who has a record of exceptional professional/career achievement.

2. Outstanding Community Citizen Award

honors a citizen of the District #300 community who has constructively and significantly advanced the priorities of the District, the community, or the region.

3. Distinguished Service Award

honors an alumnus of District #300 who has rendered outstanding humanitarian, charitable or community service, either professionally or through voluntary works.

4. Quality in Education Award

honors an alumnus of District #300 or a current/former educator employed by District #300 who, through their dedication and professionalism, has inspired students academically and personally to be beneficial contributors to society.

Foundation board members and their relatives are not eligible for nomination.

RECOGNITION AWARDS PROGRAM

HONOREES

Excellence in Achievement 

  • 2007 - Robert Bastien
  • 2008 - Wayne Haase
  • 2009 - Charles Schlueter
  • 2010 - Ruby Berkley Goodwin
  • 2011 - Don Moss
  • 2013 - Allen Croessmann
  • 2015 - Alan Maclin
  • 2017 - Charles "Dick" Grills

Outstanding Community Citizen

  • 2007 - John Rednour
  • 2008 - A.T. Atwood
  • 2009 - Robert Morefield
  • 2010 - Ralph Dunn
  • 2011 - Fred Huff
  • 2013 - John Croessman 
  • 2015 - W. R. Hayes Family
  • 2017 - Rex Duncan

Distinguished Service 

  • 2007 - Julia Henderson
  • 2008 - Kathryn Pope Olsen
  • 2009 - Robert Barron
  • 2010 - Jeffrey A. Williams
  • 2011 - Galen Davis
  • 2013 - Thelma Pettiford
  • 2015 - Kurt Harris
  • 2017 - Anthony Licata

Quality in Education

  • 2007 - R.P. Hibbs
  • 2008 - Melvin Siener
  • 2009 - Samuel McElvain
  • 2010 - Joe and Betty Thornton
  • 2011 - Judy Rice Cernkovich
  • 2013 - Charles Swinney
  • 2015 - Freddie A. Banks, Jr., Ph.D.
  • 2017 - Sim Flora, Ph.D.