Illinois Region Awards

Chapter Awards

Most Distinguished Chapter Finalists

Ninth Finalist

Chi Upsilon Chapter
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, Illinois

Distinguished Chapter Awards

Chi Upsilon Chapter
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, Illinois

Phi Beta Chapter
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Rho Kappa Chapter
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Upsilon Pi Chapter
John A. Logan College
Carterville, Illinois

Distinguished Theme Awards - Honors In Action

Theme 1 - Networks of Life

Rho Kappa Chapter
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Theme 2 - Economies of Everything

Alpha Delta Eta Chapter
Kankakee Community College
Kankakee, Illinois

Distinguished Honors In Action Project Awards

Alpha Alpha Pi Chapter
College of Lake County
Grayslake, Illinois

Alpha Delta Eta Chapter
Kankakee Community College
Kankakee, Illinois

Chi Upsilon Chapter
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, Illinois

Rho Kappa Chapter
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Upsilon Pi Chapter
John A. Logan College
Carterville, Illinois

Distinguished College Project Awards

Alpha Iota Phi Chapter
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, Illinois

Chi Upsilon Chapter
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, Illinois

Region Awards

Regional Awards For Excellence

Service

Illinois Region
Regional Coordinator
Adrienne Barkley Giffin

Associate Regional Coordinator
Shannon Hernandez

Regional Officers
John Kladis, Emily Grumish, Charlotte Lewis, Annalyse Taccola, Gabija Ulcinaite

College Completion

Illinois Region
Regional Coordinator
Adrienne Barkley Giffin

Associate Regional Coordinator
Shannon Hernandez

Regional Officers
John Kladis, Emily Grumish, Charlotte Lewis, Annalyse Taccola, Gabija Ulcinaite

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Illinois Region
Regional Coordinator
Adrienne Barkley Giffin

Associate Regional Coordinator
Shannon Hernandez

Regional Officers
John Kladis, Emily Grumish, Charlotte Lewis, Annalyse Taccola, Gabija Ulcinaite

Administrator Awards

Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievment Awards

Dr. John Avendano
Kankakee Community College
Illinois

Dr. Kenneth Ender
Harper College
Illinois

Paragon Award for New Presidents

Ms. Kimberly Hollingsworth
Olive-Harvey College
Illinois

Distinguished College Administrator Awards

Ms. Melanie Pecord
John A. Logan College
Illinois

International Honorary Member

Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley, President
Higher Learning Commission
Chicago, Illinois

Alumni Awards

Alumni Association Award of Merit

Illinois Regional Alumni Association

Most Outstanding Community-Based Alumni Association

Gamma of IllinoisElgin Community College

Most Outstanding Regional Alumni Association

Illinois Regional Alumni Association

Five Star Alumni Associations

Five Star Level

Illinois Regional Alumni Association

Advisors Awards

Paragon Awards for New Advisors

Christina Boyce
Theta Epsilon Chapter
Southwestern Illinois College - Belleville Campus
Belleville, Illinois

Distinguished Advisor Awards

Adrienne Barkley Giffin
Upsilon Pi Chapter
John A. Logan College
Carterville, Illinois

Continued Excellence Awards for Advisors

Lori Garrett
Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Distinguished Chapter Member Awards

Brandon Cipolla
Chi Upsilon Chapter
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, Illinois

Deleana Esquibias
Rho Kappa Chapter
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Distinguished Chapter Officer Awards

Tyson Jenkins
Rho Kappa Chapter
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Awards

Breanna Brasher, Zoey Campanella, Steven Etter, Richard Hamilton, Marrisa Waddy
Alpha Lambda Epsilon Chapter
Shawnee Community College
Ullin, Illinois

Top 100 Chapters

Alpha Iota Phi Chapter
Oakton Community College
Des Plaines, Illinois

Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Chi Upsilon Chapter
McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, Illinois

Phi Beta Chapter
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Rho Kappa Chapter
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Upsilon Pi Chapter
John A. Logan College
Carterville, Illinois

REACH Chapters

Alpha Delta Eta Chapter, Kankakee Community College
Alpha Epsilon Kappa Chapter, Lincoln Land Community College
Alpha Iota Epsilon Chapter, Lincoln Trail College
Alpha Iota Lambda Chapter, Moraine Valley Community College
Alpha Iota Phi Chapter, Oakton Community College
Alpha Lambda Epsilon Chapter, Shawnee Community College
Alpha Lambda Iota Chapter, Malcolm X College
Alpha Lambda Phi Chapter, Joliet Junior College
Alpha Phi Beta Chapter, Black Hawk College - East
Alpha Tau Gamma Chapter, John Wood Community College
Alpha Theta Eta Chapter, Olney Central College
Beta Alpha Gamma Chapter, Sauk Valley Community College
Beta Alpha Lambda Chapter, Frontier Community College
Beta Zeta Beta Chapter, Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Chi Kappa Chapter, Carl Sandburg College
Chi Upsilon Chapter, McHenry County College
Chi Zeta Chapter, Triton College
Eta Kappa Chapter, Black Hawk College - Quad Cities
Mu Pi Chapter, Harold Washington College
Nu Delta Chapter, Spoon River College
Nu Mu Chapter, Highland Community College
Nu Sigma Chapter, Prairie State College
Omicron Eta Chapter, Rock Valley College
Phi Omicron Chapter, Waubonsee Community College
Phi Phi Chapter, Harper College
Pi Omega Chapter, Danville Area Community College
Rho Kappa Chapter, Elgin Community College
Rho Omega Chapter, Illinois Valley Community College
Rho Xi Chapter, Rend Lake College
Tau Delta Chapter, MacCormac College
Theta Omega Chapter, Wilbur Wright College
Upsilon Mu Chapter, Illinois Central College

Five Star Region Plan

FIVE STAR LEVEL

Illinois Region

Five Star Chapter Plan

FIVE STAR LEVEL

Alpha Alpha Pi Chapter, College of Lake County
Alpha Delta Eta Chapter, Kankakee Community College
Alpha Epsilon Kappa Chapter, Lincoln Land Community College
Alpha Iota Epsilon Chapter, Lincoln Trail College
Alpha Iota Lambda Chapter, Moraine Valley Community College
Alpha Iota Phi Chapter, Oakton Community College
Alpha Lambda Epsilon Chapter, Shawnee Community College
Alpha Lambda Iota Chapter, Malcolm X College
Alpha Lambda Phi Chapter, Joliet Junior College
Alpha Psi Eta Chapter, Parkland College
Alpha Tau Gamma Chapter, John Wood Community College
Alpha Theta Psi Chapter, Lake Land College
Chi Kappa Chapter, Carl Sandburg College
Chi Upsilon Chapter, McHenry County College
Chi Zeta Chapter, Triton College
Eta Psi Chapter, Lewis & Clark Community College
Nu Lambda Chapter, Harry S. Truman College
Omicron Eta Chapter, Rock Valley College
Phi Beta Chapter, College of DuPage
Rho Kappa Chapter, Elgin Community College
Theta Epsilon Chapter, Southwestern Illinois College - Belleville
Upsilon Mu Chapter, Illinois Central College
Upsilon Pi Chapter, John A. Logan College

FOUR STAR LEVEL

Alpha Omega Xi Chapter, Heartland Community College
Phi Omicron Chapter, Waubonsee Community College
Theta Omega Chapter, Wilbur Wright College

THREE STAR LEVEL

Alpha Rho Eta Chapter, Kishwaukee College
Beta Alpha Gamma Chapter, Sauk Valley Community College
Eta Kappa Chapter, Black Hawk College – Quad Cities
Iota Omicron Chapter, Kaskaskia College
Mu Pi Chapter, Harold Washington College
Nu Sigma Chapter, Prairie State College
Phi Phi Chapter, Harper College

TWO STAR LEVEL

Alpha Iota Omega Chapter, Ellsworth Community College
Alpha Iota Rho Chapter, Marshalltown Community College
Alpha Psi Beta Chapter, North Iowa Area Community College
Beta Alpha Kappa Chapter, Hawkeye Community College
Beta Epsilon Eta Chapter, Des Moines Area Community College – Ankeny
Beta Epsilon Phi Chapter, Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar

ONE STAR LEVEL

Alpha Alpha Omicron Chapter, Richland Community College
Alpha Kappa Rho Chapter, Southwestern Illinois College – Granite City
Alpha Phi Beta Chapter, Black Hawk College - East
Beta Iota Iota Chapter, Southwestern Illinois College – Red Bud
Beta Phi Pi Chapter, Arrupe College
Beta Zeta Beta Chapter, Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Iota Chi Chapter, Lincoln College
Lambda Iota Chapter, Olive-Harvey College
Lambda Rho Chapter, Kennedy-King College
Mu Psi Chapter, Southeastern Illinois College
Nu Delta Chapter, Spoon River College
Nu Mu Chapter, Highland Community College
Pi Omega Chapter, Danville Area Community College
Psi Pi Chapter, South Suburban College of Cook County
Rho Omega Chapter, Illinois Valley Community College
Rho Psi Chapter, Wabash Valley College
Rho Xi Chapter, Rend Lake College
Theta Omicron Chapter, Morton College

Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Awards

Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College Champaign, Illinois

Distinguished Theme Awards - Honors in Action

Theme 4 - Peace and War Theta Epsilon Chapter
Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville, Illinois

Distinguished Honors in Action Project Awards

Rho Kappa Chapter
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Distinguished College Project Awards

Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Regional Awards for Excellence

SCHOLARSHIP

Illinois Region
Regional Coordinator
Susan LaMore

Associate Regional Coordinator
Shannon Hernandez

Regional Officers
Enaam Al-Quader, Mason Carroll, Mia Correa, Paige Meyer, Foram Patel

Regional Coordinator Distinguished Service Award

Susan LaMore
Illinois Regional Coordinator

Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction

Mike Elbe
John Wood Community College
Illinois

Distinguished College Administrator Awards

Dr. David Naze
Joliet Junior College
Illinois

Alumni Association Award of Merit

Gamma of Illinois

Outstanding Community-Based Alumni Association Award

Gamma of Illinois

Paragon Awards for New Advisors

Morgan Halstead
Alpha Lambda Iota Chapter
Malcolm X College
Chicago, Illinois

Distinguished Advisor Awards

Ali-Reza Kashani
Rho Kappa Chapter
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Kelly O’Malley
Nu Lambda Chapter
Harry S. Truman College
Chicago, Illinois

Distinguished Chapter Member Awards

Nina Sanchez
Alpha Lambda Iota Chapter
Malcolm X College
Chicago, Illinois

Lawrence St. Louis
Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Awards

Raneem Ahmad, Jesus Benitez-Gorostieta, Kimberly Delatorre, Mireya Galvan, Alison Gardner, John Kladis, Heather McMillan, Maksymilian Podraza, Kimberly Tarqueno
Alpha Iota Lambda Chapter
Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills, Illinois

Top 100 Chapters

Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Rho Kappa Chapter
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Theta Epsilon Chapter
Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville, Illinois

Upsilon Pi Chapter
John A. Logan College
Carterville, Illinois

REACH Chapters

Alpha Delta Eta Chapter - Kankakee Community College
Alpha Iota Epsilon Chapter - Lincoln Trail College
Alpha Lambda Epsilon Chapter - Shawnee Community College
Alpha Lambda Phi Chapter - Joliet Junior College
Alpha Phi Beta Chapter - Black Hawk College
Alpha Tau Gamma Chapter - John Wood Community College
Alpha Theta Eta Chapter - Olney Central College
Beta Zeta Beta Chapter - Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Chi Upsilon Chapter - McHenry County College
Iota Chi Chapter - Lincoln College
Mu Pi Chapter - Harold Washington College
Nu Delta Chapter - Spoon River College
Nu Mu Chapter - Highland Community College
Omicron Eta Chapter - Rock Valley College
Phi Phi Chapter - Harper College
Rho Kappa Chapter - Elgin Community College
Rho Omega Chapter - Illinois Valley Community College
Tau Delta Chapter - MacCormac College

Five Star Region Plan

FIVE STAR LEVEL

Illinois Region

Five Star Chapter

FIVE STAR LEVEL

Alpha Alpha Pi Chapter, College of Lake County
Alpha Delta Eta Chapter, Kankakee Community College
Alpha Epsilon Kappa Chapter, Lincoln Land Community College
Alpha Iota Epsilon Chapter, Lincoln Trail College
Alpha Iota Lambda Chapter, Moraine Valley Community College
Alpha Lambda Iota Chapter, Malcolm X College
Alpha Lambda Phi Chapter, Joliet Junior College
Alpha Omega Xi Chapter, Heartland Community College
Alpha Psi Eta Chapter, Parkland College
Chi Kappa Chapter, Carl Sandburg College
Chi Upsilon Chapter, McHenry County College
Chi Zeta Chapter, Triton College
Eta Psi Chapter, Lewis & Clark Community College
Mu Pi Chapter, Harold Washington College
Nu Lambda Chapter, Harry S. Truman College
Omicron Eta Chapter, Rock Valley College
Phi Beta Chapter, College of Dupage
Pi Rho Chapter, Richard J. Daley College
Rho Kappa Chapter, Elgin Community College
Theta Epsilon Chapter, Southwestern Illinois College
Upsilon Mu Chapter, Illinois Central College
Upsilon Pi Chapter, John A. Logan College

FOUR STAR LEVEL

Alpha Tau Gamma Chapter, John Wood Community College
Theta Omega Chapter, Wilbur Wright College

THREE STAR LEVEL

Alpha Iota Phi Chapter, Oakton Community College
Alpha Theta Psi Chapter, Lake Land College
Beta Alpha Gamma Chapter, Sauk Valley Community College
Beta Alpha Lambda Chapter, Frontier Community College
Lambda Rho Chapter, Kennedy-King College
Mu Psi Chapter, Southeastern Illinois College
Nu Sigma Chapter, Prairie State College

TWO STAR LEVEL

Iota Omicron Chapter, Kaskaskia College
Theta Omicron Chapter, Morton College

ONE STAR LEVEL

Alpha Alpha Omicron Chapter, Richland Community College
Alpha Kappa Rho Chapter, Southwestern Illinois College
Alpha Lambda Epsilon Chapter, Shawnee Community College
Alpha Phi Beta Chapter, Black Hawk College
Alpha Rho Eta Chapter, Kishwaukee College
Alpha Theta Eta Chapter, Olney Central College
Beta Iota Iota Chapter, Southwestern Illinois College
Beta Phi Pi Chapter, Arrupe College
Beta Zeta Beta Chapter, Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Eta Kappa Chapter, Black Hawk College
Iota Chi Chapter, Lincoln College
Lambda Iota Chapter, Olive-Harvey College
Nu Delta Chapter, Spoon River College
Nu Mu Chapter, Highland Community College
Phi Omicron Chapter, Waubonsee Community College
Phi Phi Chapter, Harper College
Pi Omega Chapter, Danville Area Community College
Psi Pi Chapter, South Suburban College of Cook County
Rho Omega Chapter, Illinois Valley Community College
Rho Psi Chapter, Wabash Valley College
Rho Xi Chapter, Rend Lake College

Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Awards

Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Distinguished Theme Awards - Honors in Action

Theme 2 - Individualism and Collectivism
Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Distinguished Honors in Action Project Awards

Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Phi Beta Chapter
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Distinguished College Project Awards

Chi Kappa Chapter
Carl Sandburg College
Galesburg, Illinois

Regional Milestone Awards

Illinois Region
Susan LaMore, Regional Coordinator

Distinguished Advisor Awards

Margarita Chavez
Mu Pi Chapter
Harold Washington College
Chicago, Illinois

Continued Excellence Awards for Advisors

Lori Garrett
Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Distinguished Chapter Member Awards

Julianna Escudero
Nu Lambda Chapter
Harry S. Truman College
Chicago, Illinois

Madai Montes
Rho Kappa Chapter
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Maksymilian Podraza
Alpha Iota Lambda Chapter
Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills, Illinois

Maurice Savage
Pi Rho Chapter
Richard J. Daley College
Chicago, Illinois

Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Awards

Ashley Alfini, Daniel Dore, Charbel Karaziwan, Alec Koppers, Jessica Madden, John Rosales
Alpha Iota Lambda Chapter
Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills, Illinois

Adesewa Adefowokan, Mohammad Al-Quader, Kristen Godinez, Juan Hernandez, Jacqualyne Nichols
Alpha Lambda Iota Chapter
Malcolm X College
Chicago, Illinois

Top 100 Chapters

Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Phi Beta Chapter
College of DuPage
Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Upsilon Pi Chapter
John A. Logan College
Carterville, Illinois

Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction

Dr. Charlotte Warren
Lincoln Land Community College
Springfield, Illinois

Beta Alpha Continued Excellence Awards

Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Distinguished Honors in Action Project Awards

Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Distinguished College Project Awards

Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Distinguished Chapter Member Awards

Kristen Corcoran
Rho Kappa Chapter
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Alexis Weimar
Upsilon Pi Chapter
John A. Logan College
Carterville, Illinois

Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Awards

Layalee Beirat, Kelsey Golk, Myah Lowry, Sarah Osman, Viviana Sanchez
Alpha Iota Lambda Chapter
Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills, Illinois

Akemi Almeida, Gema Atta, Sarah Blanchard, Carlie Draeger, David Friedman Leslie Gonzalez, Eliana Penafiel, Vanessa Perez, Tammy Piotrowski, Jeremy Robles
Rho Kappa Chapter
Elgin Community College
Elgin, Illinois

Top 100 Chapters

Alpha Psi Eta Chapter
Parkland College
Champaign, Illinois

Alpha Rho Eta Chapter
Kishwaukee College
Malta, Illinois

Distinguished College Administrator

Dr. Normah Salleh-Barone
Moraine Valley Community College
Palos Hills, Illinois