Newman Completes Brigade Command and Receives Legion of Merit

Assistant Dean of Libraries for Facilities Tim Newman, who also serves in the Illinois Army National Guard, completed command of the Chicago-based 108th Sustainment Brigade. Colonel Newman was recognized for his service and presented with the Legion of Merit during the Brigade’s Change of Command Ceremony on July 16, 2023. Read more…

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Ballard-Lawrence Awarded BNAACC Ebony Excellence Award

Jessica Ballard-Lawrence, Archivist for Multicultural Collections and Services, has received the Ebony Excellence Award (faculty category) from the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC) on the University of Illinois campus.

According to the University ArchivesOut of the Vault newsletter, “The annual awards celebrate faculty, staff, students, student organizations, and campus departments for their outstanding work to promote Black excellence.” BNAACC states that the Faculty Member of the Year Award recognizes work that “furthers [student] interests in learning and opportunities through culturally relevant pedagogies and by fostering a culture of care.”

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