Sycamore Education Foundation announces alumni awards

September 7, 2018

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Education Foundation announced the recipients of this year’s Distinguished Alumni Awards.

These individuals will be honored at a reception Sept. 22 at Sycamore High School. The ceremony to honor the inductees begins at noon with a tour of the high school. The reception afterward will feature light refreshments. The induction ceremony and unveiling of honorary plaques begins at 2 p.m.

This year’s inductees are former Sycamore High School coach and instructor Rich Kearney, Class of 1965; manager of Global Real Estate Operations for IKEA Rob Olson (Class of 1988); and Chuck Criswell ( Class of 1967, posthumous), a distinguished local business owner and well-known community member.

The Sycamore Education Foundation is working in partnership with the Sycamore School District and the Sycamore Alumni Committee for the Distinguished Alumni Awards. The event is free to the public.

Meanwhile, the SEF’s annual Take Root fundraiser also will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 22. This year’s event, “A Harvest Hoedown,” will be at Dayton Farms in Sycamore. Tickets are $40 and include food, beer and wine, live music and a lineup of silent- and live-auction items.

Tickets are available online at sycamoresef.org or at Shawn’s Coffee Shop and Kar-Fre Flowers. All proceeds directly benefit students within Sycamore schools.

For information for either event, email the Sycamore Education Foundation sycamoresef@gmail.com or call 815-501-9577.

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