The Distinguished Service Award is to honor one of our members for a career of outstanding service to IMACC. This award may be given annually under the conditions that the nominee must:
- be an active member who has participated in IMACC for at least 10 years (retired members are eligible).
- have held an elected office (President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Director) in IMACC.
- have served at least 4 years in some combination of elected offices, committee appointments, ConneXion editor, or conference coordinator.
- have the recommendation of an IMACC member familiar with the nominee’s qualifications.
This award is given at the annual IMACC Conference. Nominations need submitted before March 1.
To nominate someone for the Distinguished Service Award, simply submit a letter of support to Deanna Welsch, IMACC Awards Committee Chair.
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If you do not receive confirmation of an nomination, then please follow up with Deanna Welsch.
IMACC Distinguished Service Award Winners
- 1987 – Ron Mickelson, Danville Area College
- 1988 – Dale Ewen, Parkland College
- 1989 – John Bradburn, Elgin Community College
- 1990 – Tom Cochran, Belleville Area College
- 1991 – Eline Svendsen, Lakeland College
- 1992 – Barbara Juister, Elgin Community College
- 1993 – La Verne McFadden, Parkland College
- 1994 – Rita Fishbach, Illinois Centeral College
- 1995 – Caroline Goodman, Parkland College
- 1996 – Bill Schooley, Harper College
- 1997 – Jim Brunner, Black Hawk College
- 1998 – Marvin Johnson, College of Lake County
- 1999 – Dom Magno, Harper College
- 2000 – Jim Hajek, Lincoln Land CC
- 2001 – Bill Drezdzon, Oakton Community College
- 2002 – Bob Custer, Black Hawk College
- 2003 – Jim Harris, John A. Logan College
- 2004 – Ruth Anne Hartman, Black Hawk College
- 2005 – Judy Marwick, Moraine Valley CC
- 2006 – Vicki Beitler, Parkland College
- 2007 – Lisa Benson, Olney Central College
- 2008 – Jim Trefzger, Parkland College
- 2010 – David Clydesdale, Harper College
- 2011 – Mary Beth Beno, South Suburban College
- 2012 – Diane Martling, Harper College
- 2013 – Karl Zilm, Lewis and Clark Community College
- 2014 – Rodger Hergert, Rock Valley College
- 2015 – Otis Shouse, Olney Central College
- 2016 – Brenda Alberico, College of DuPage
- 2017 – Catherine Moushon, Elgin Community College
- 2018 – Keven Hansen, Southwestern Illinois College
- 2019 – Robert Cappetta, College of Dupage
- 2020 – Roberta Christie, Shawnee Community College
- 2021 – Steve Kifowit, Waubonsee Community College