FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        Date: June 12, 2002

  Contact: Donna McCracken, 206-6716

UIS Management Department announces award winners

SPRINGFIELD -- Three students majoring in management at the University of Illinois at Springfield have received awards for excellence.

Lynn Marie Hardy is the recipient of the department’s Highest Academic Achievement Award and will receive a monetary award.  She is the medical staff coordinator at Eureka Community Hospital in Eureka, Illinois.

Donald M. Russell is the recipient of The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, presented annually to the student who best exemplifies managerial competence both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities.  Russell owns a small manufacturing consultant firm, Whiskerdale Group, in Washington, Illinois. He received a year’s subscription to The Wall Street Journal.

Wendi L. Brincken received the James C. Worthy Award for writing the best senior paper in the program. This honor, which includes a monetary award, pays tribute to the late James C. Worthy, a charter member of the management faculty.  Each year’s winner is selected by the faculty who teach the course “Leadership and Strategy: The Capstone.”  Brincken is a deputy assessor for the Capital Township Assessor’s Office in Springfield.