The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has announced the recipients of its 2018 annual alumni awards. The recipients represent a variety of backgrounds and degrees, from microbiology and economics to history, psychology, and mathematics. Their remarkable achievements are linked to their experiences and connections at the University of Illinois.
Most recipients will be honored on campus during Homecoming weekend, but due to scheduling conflicts one alumna will be honored on campus in September.
“This year’s LAS alumni award winners are an exceptional group,” said Feng Sheng Hu, the Harry E. Preble Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. “We are honored to count them among our alumni, and we are inspired knowing that their outstanding careers have roots in the education they received in the College of LAS.”
Marie Trzupek Lynch (BA, ‘94, history) has been awarded the LAS Alumni Humanitarian Award. Trzupek Lynch is president and CEO of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, a nonprofit organization that guides unemployed and underemployed individuals back to work. Since 2012, Skills has placed more than 5,000 job seekers into jobs at more than 70 businesses, and the organization opened its first expansion site in Rhode Island. Skills has drawn local and national acclaim for its pioneering methods of job placement.
Full story by Dave Evensen, College of LAS: http://www.las.illinois.edu/news/article/?id=27140&/news//news/2018/alumniawardsannounced18/