Oak Park resident Audrey Styer, Morton College’s dean of Accreditation and Technology, received Morton College’s inaugural Academic Affairs Outstanding Service Award at the Sept. 27 board of trustees meeting.

Over the last year, Styer devoted hours of service as the dean of Accreditation in making certain all of Morton College works toward improvement of planning and assessment procedures, according to Dr. Stephanie Hawley, vice president of Academic Affairs.

The Service Award was created by Morton College’s Academic Affairs area to honor an individual for their outstanding service. The award will be presented on a quarterly basis.

Making the Who’s Who

John Stanger of Oak Park was selected to be included in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America for the 2007 version. Stanger graduated from OPRF in 1957 and is an English professor at Elmhurst College.

Montessori mover

Shawn Edwards of Oak Park was hired as Alcuin Montessori School of Oak Park’s new executive director. Edwards recently moved here with her family from Houston, Texas and has 17 yeas of Montessori experience. One of her goals is to add a middle school to Alcuin, which already serves children up to sixth grade.

Rev. Bernacki’s half century

Fenwick High School paid tribute to Father William Bernacki of Oak Park for his 50 years of service as a Dominican priest with a celebratory mass June 25 in the school’s auditorium.

Rescuing Wright

The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust was recently awarded the Wright Spirit Award, which honored the Preservation Trust’s work in preserving and restoring Writght’s Home and Studio, located in Oak Park. The award is the highest honor given by the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (FLWBC), and was accepted by Joan Mercuri, president and CEO of the Preservation Trust, at the FLWBC’s Annual Conference, held in Southfield, Mich.

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