Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tom Ambrose receives leadership award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Tom Ambrose, senior training coordinator for the University of Illinois Springfield Institute for Legal, Legislative, & Policy Studies, was recently honored with the 2012 Leadership in Professional DUI Education Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

Ambrose received the statewide award in recognition of his efforts to deliver professional DUI training to the DUI system stakeholders in Illinois. Specifically he was recognized for his ability to bring sometimes competitive groups together for training and his work with the Hard Core Drunk Driver Project in Illinois.

“The award came as a surprise as I was not aware that I had been nominated and was especially nice to receive as I prepare to retire from the University on October 1,” said Ambrose.

All of the training and other activities are part of a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation/Division of Traffic Safety awarded to the Institute for Legal, Legislative, & Policy Studies in the UIS Center for State Policy and Leadership.

Ambrose received the award on Sept. 22, 2012 during the MADD Heroes Banquet at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. During the ceremony, MADD honored police officers and individuals who have made safe roads a number one priority by supporting the Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving.

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