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Nominations now open for Distinguished Alumni Award

Know of any outstanding alumni from the University of St. Francis in Joliet?

The University of St. Francis wants to find them.

Through its USF Alumni & Family Relations Office, the Joliet university plans to honor five alumni with a Distinguished Alumni Award. This will be part of the university’s homecoming and reunion celebration in October, according to a news release from the University of St. Francis.

The university will honor one alumnus or alumna from each of the university’s four colleges. Qualifications include “professional and personal successes” along with “involvement in civic, cultural or charitable activities,” the release said.

Family members, coworkers, other alumni and anyone who can speak of the nominees’ achievements (including the nominee) may nominate. Deadline is July 31.

Submit nominations online at

The USF Alumni Association’s executive board of directors will review all nominations and will select award honorees.

The only exception is the winner of Presidential Alumni Award, which the university will select.

Winners of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Awards include: Julie McCabe-Sterr ’75 – College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Award; Teresa Andrea ’15 – College of Business and Health Administration Award; Dr. Peter Sullivan ’15 – College of Education Alumni Award; Raquel Prendkowski ’02 – Leach College of Nursing Alumni Award, and; Cheryl (Schroeder) Stepney ’70 – Presidential Alumni Award.

For information on the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards, call 877-811-ALUM (2586), email or visit

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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