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UIS Management Department announces award winners

June 14, 2004

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

Patricia Wright, a Springfield resident, is the recipient of the department’s Highest Academic Achievement Award.  Wright is a nurse and clinic coordinator for Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd. in Springfield. She will receive a monetary award for her academic achievement.

Craig Allen, also of Springfield, 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.  Allen is assistant deputy director for the Division of Administration, Illinois State Police. He will receive a year’s subscription to The Wall Street Journal.

Melinda Ballard, of Chatham, 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.”  Ballard is an administrative secretary at Horace Mann Insurance Companies in Springfield.

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 40 degree programs – 20 bachelor’s, 19 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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