CUSF Distinguished Alumni Awards and NEW Distinguished Alumni Halls of Fame

Mon, 11/30/2015 - 4:35pm

Once again, it is time to submit nominees for the Champaign-Urbana Schools Foundation's Distinguished Alumni Awards! For the first time, the alumni awards will feature winners from both Centennial and Central High Schools, as well as Urbana High School, at CUSF's Gala on April 2. 

This year, both Central and Centennial High Schools will also establish a Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame for each school. This year's alumni winners (along with past recipients) will be honored with a plaque displayed at their respective school. 

Please help to spread the word to your network of colleagues and friends.
The deadline for nominations is December 31, 2015. Nominees must have graduated from a Champaign Unit 4 or Urbana District 116 high school in 2006 or earlier, and demonstrate exceptional contributions to society. A complete list of honorees can be found HERE.

Here are the details:

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognize graduates of the Unit 4 and District 116 High Schools, including Champaign Centennial High School, Champaign Central High School and Urbana High School, whose achievements, strength of character, and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge today’s youth. 
Documents needed to submit a nomination:

Personal Statement of Recommendation and a 3 x 5 black and white photo of the nominee if at all possible.  
Education: Names of schools with dates of attendance, degrees and/or certificates received
Career Summary: You may attach a vita or resume.  Please include any military service.

​Additional information about nominee to include if relevant:

Civic, Philanthropic, Religious, Fraternal and Political Activities. Include offices held and dates.
Professional and/or Commercial Activities such as corporate directorships or similar activities, teaching, consulting, professional societies.
Non-business Directorships and Trusteeships such as Foundations, trusts, hospitals, etc.
Noteworthy Special Work, Recognition such as research, inventions, publications, outstanding artistic or professional works.

 The award must be accepted in person. 
ALL Nomination Forms must be returned to:
Distinguished Alumni Awards, 
CUSF, P.0. Box 1166, Champaign, IL  61824-1166
Or, send a PDF to
For more information and to download a nomination form go to: 

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