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Vandalia High School Distinguished Alumni Award
Dr. Jeff Alender - Class of 1971
Founder of Innovative Chemical Technologies, Inc.; Chairman-elect of the Chemical & Specialty Manufacturing Council
Dr. Robert Shively - Class of 1961
Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Washington University; Retired Orthopedic Surgeon; US Army Retired and Colonel in the Medical Corps.
Mr. Warren Sperry - Class of 1964
Present Edgar County Community Foundation Development Manager; Past Director of Bands at Paris High School 1968- 1999 and Assistant Principal of Mayo Middle School 1999-2013.
The Vandalia Alumni and Friends Foundation, and Vandalia Community School District 203 are pleased to announce the creation of a “Distinguished Alumni Award” to be presented annually at the Alumni Banquet each fall. Its purpose is to honor alumni of Vandalia High School who have distinguished themselves through exemplary accomplishments. Selection is based on professional impact or career achievements, civic involvement, professional honors and awards, philanthropic service, and other admirable accomplishments in life.
The Distinguished Alumni Award committee invites you to nominate a worthy candidate whom you feel is deserving of this award. Criteria for candidates include:
• Be a graduate of Vandalia High School
• Have graduated at least 20 years prior to nomination
• Have outstanding accomplishments in his/her profession
• Have made significant contributions to their community or society
• Maximum of 3 selected in any year
The Nominator should submit the following:
Nominations are due to the Superintendent’s Office by January 1st. Information can be mailed to Vandalia Community School District 203, 1109 North Eighth Street, Vandalia, IL 62471, ATTN: Distinguished Alumni Award. Information may also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. A selection committee has been formed to review nominations of Distinguished Alumni recipients. Nominated candidates not selected will automatically be carried over for consideration in future years.
Winners will receive an individual award and be recognized permanently on a plaque at the high school. Photos and biographies of the recipients will be displayed at Vandalia High School throughout the year.
Be sure to recognize that special person in your class!! Nominate now! Nomination form can be downloaded <here>.
ALL SCHOOL BANQUET 2015 - OCTOBER 10, 2015
MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND!!!
Become a member of Vandalia Alumni and Friends
Annual membership - $25
Lifetime membership - $1000
Download a VAF brochure <here>.
Children are our most valuable assets. With that in mind, the Vandalia Alumni and Friends school foundation was founded in February of 2007, as a means of providing a vehicle for individuals, families, foundations, and corporations to help make the students of this community become their very best. The foundation's mission is to better the academic, cultural, and athletic opportunities for the students of Vandalia Community School District, #203. The underlying thought is that our School Board cannot offer everything that is needed in order to provide all educational opportunities for our children. Through the foundation, we can provide financial support to supplement and enrich quality programs and educational opportunities for the students of the district.
Vandalia Alumni and Friends is aligned with the Old Capitol Foundation of the First National Bank of Vandalia which has a 501(c)(3) status. VAF has its own board of directors which represents the community at large and is governed by its own by-laws, plus rules and regulations of the Old Capitol Board of Directors.
Donations are 100% tax deductible. By donating to VAF, you are supporting our youth, our schools, and the future of our country. Our nation can only be as strong as our educated citizenry. By supporting and donating to the foundation, you are believing in our youth, their future, and our future.
Vandalia Alumni and Friends Board of Directors