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 - Evyonne Hawkins
Professor Hawkins has been employed at Richland for 22 years and has provided excellence in service in a variety of capacities. She began her career at the College as an administrative assistant where she was a member of a three person team that was responsible for the initial development and implementation of the associate degree nursing program. This became one of the many successes that supported Evyonne’s desire to realize her fullest potential through higher education. At Richland she received two