2009 Pacesetter Award Winner - Jacob Zindel
Jacob Zindel of Decatur, Illinois, was selected as Richland’s Pacesetter Award Winner for 2009. Jacob obtained his Associate in Applied Science Degree in elementary education from Richland in 2006. Jacob received the Walter and Alice Scherer Scholarship from 2004-2008. He went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Illinois State University in December of 2008.
Distinguished Alumnus of the Year - Eric Hector
Eric Hector has been selected as Richland’s Distinguished Alumnus of 2015. Eric earned an Associate of Arts degree in 1989 from Richland Community College and continued his education at Millikin University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He won several prestigious awards during his academic career including a creative writing scholarship and the Scovill Award, Millikin's highest award for academic excellence and leadership.