IWU to Host Multicultural Academic Achievement Recognition Ceremony
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– Illinois Wesleyan University, in collaboration with the Neighbor-to-Neighbor
Educational Activity Club, will host the 28th annual Multicultural Academic Achievement
Recognition Ceremony on Monday, July 15 at the Shirk Athletic Center (302 E. Emerson
Registration and a reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:15p.m., followed by the awards
ceremony from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Attendance at the ceremony is by invitation only.
The event features guest speaker Carla Barnes, with the McLean County Office of Public
Defenders, and soloist Madyson McSwain from Bloomington High School. Acting Illinois
Wesleyan President Richard Wilson will greet and congratulate the students as well
as Barbara Malone, Executive Director of Neighbor-to-Neighbor Educational Activity
Club; Dr. Barry Reilly, Superintendent of District 87 schools; Dr. Mark Daniels, Superintendent
of Unit 5 schools; James Shaw, retired Principal of Fairview Elementary School; and
Officer John Fermon, Public Affairs Office with the Bloomington Police Department.
The ceremony recognizes over 900 Bloomington-Normal multicultural youth in the fifth
through 12th grades who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.
For additional information contact Barbara Sims-Malone, executive director, Neighbor-to-Neighbor
Educational Activity Club at (309) 706-6638 or Carl Teichman, director of government
and community relations, Illinois Wesleyan University at (309) 556-3429.