Concordia University is seeking “extraordinary leaders” from Oak Park, River Forest and surrounding communities for consideration for Excellence in Learning and Leadership honors.
Established in 2003, the Concordia University Chicago Community Awards for Excellence recognize outstanding leaders from Oak Park, River Forest and surrounding communities who have contributed significantly to community leadership, education and humanitarian efforts. Nominees must clearly demonstrate excellence and creativity in their endeavors, and have invested significant personal time and initiative above and beyond professional obligations.
Past honorees include 2009 award recipients Doris Ayala, of River Forest, co-founder and executive director of the Latino Family Institute; Galen Gockel, managing director of the Oak Park Festival Theatre; Marjorie Gockel, co-founder of the Oak Park Farmers’ Market; and Dr. Sherwin Ho, of Oak Park, associate professor of surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Nominations must be made by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. For details and the nomination form, go to www.cuchicago.edu/communityawards.
A committee of community leaders will review nominations and select recipients of the 2010 awards, to be presented at the eighth Concordia University Chicago Community Awards banquet on March 26.