Northern Illinois University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has selected 11 recipients for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni, Faculty and Staff Awards, which celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of outstanding individuals in each category.
Following the college’s 50th anniversary in 2009, these awards were established as an annual event.
Dean Christopher McCord will present the 2014 awards Friday, Oct. 10, during a dinner program in Altgeld Hall. Award recipients, with links to biographical information, are as follows.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD RECIPIENTS
- John R. Butler – B.A., Political Science, 1992; M.A., Communication Studies, 1994
- John P. Heybach – B.A., M.A. and Ph.D., Psychology, 1972, 1974 and 1976
- Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly – Ph.D., Political Science, 2004
- Joanna E. Lambert – B.S. Anthropology and Biology, 1989; M.A. Anthropology, 1993
- Glenn G. Sparks – M.A., Communication Studies, 1976
DISTINGUISHED FACULTY AWARD RECIPIENTS
- Donald Grubb – Professor Emeritus and founding chair, Department of Journalism
- Anthony Scaperlanda – Professor Emeritus and former chair, Department of Economics
- Mary Suzanne Schriber –Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, Department of English
- Fred Smith – Distinguished Research and Teaching Professor Emeritus and former chair, Department of Anthropology
- Lucien Stryk – Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, Department of English
DISTINGUISHED STAFF AWARD RECIPIENTS
- Janice K. Vander Meer – Office Administrator, Department of English, 1982 to present