Tuesday, September 23, 2014

UIS Professor Carolyn Peck honored for her outstanding accomplishments in the field of aging

University of Illinois Springfield associate professor and Human Services Department Chair Carolyn Peck, Ph.D., will be honored for her work in the field of aging with the Dorothy S. Kimball Award. 

The award from the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland will be presented at its annual meeting at noon on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Southwind Park

The award has been established to honor individuals in 12 central Illinois counties for outstanding accomplishment in the field of aging or on behalf of older adults and/or family caregivers. 

Peck joined the UIS College of Education and Human Service in 2002 as an assistant professor. Her areas of teaching focus on Gerontology and end of life issues. She has conducted and published research on compassion fatigue in geriatric case managers with the Illinois Department of Aging. In 2010, she was the recipient of the UIS Faculty Excellence Award

“Being selected to be the recipient of the Dorothy S. Kimball Award by the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland is an honor and also a career highlight,” said Peck “To be recognized by direct service providers for the work that I do is very affirming.” 

For more information, please contact Angela Try in the UIS Office of Campus Relations at atry2@uis.edu or 217/206-6716.

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