Thursday, April 17, 2014

Two UIS students receive award for excellence during internships with local non-profits

The University of Illinois Springfield has awarded two business students with the Wayne and Margie Fox Award for Excellence. The honor is given to students who demonstrate excellence in an unpaid internship with a Springfield area not-for-profit organization.

Jill Gossett of Springfield recently finished an internship with District 23 Mercantile & Foundry, a non-profit store that raises money for the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation.

John Howard of Peoria interned with the Springfield Community Federation, a non-profit which strives to improve the lives and life outcomes of disadvantaged single adults, families, and children in central Illinois.

As part of the award, each student was presented with a check for $1,250. The award was made possible by Wayne and Margie Fox and recognizes the significant time the students commit to their unpaid internships.

For more information, contact Dyanne Ferk, associate dean of the College of Business and Management, at 217/206-7929 or

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