Distinguished Alumni 2019-2020

 

MARTHA VILLEGAS MIRANDA CLASS OF 1994 

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EDUCATION

LEWIS UNIVERSITY, LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE IN NON-PROFIT MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MASTER OF ARTS (SOCIAL WORK) LEWIS UNIVERSITY, BACHELOR OF ARTS (SOCIAL WORK) 

EMPLOYMENT

DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE—SENIOR ACADEMIC ADVISOR JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE—LATINO/MULTICULTURAL RETENTION SPECIALIST US HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE—DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS LEWIS UNIVERSITY—ADJUNCT PROFESSOR/COORDINATOR OF VOLUNTEER OUTREACH 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

ILLINOIS LATINO COUNCIL ON HIGHER EDUCATION—FORMER BOARD MEMBER LATINO AMERICANS GRANT FROM THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION—DIRECTOR KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT VARIOUS CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS ANNUAL CHICAGO THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE INDIGENOUS DANCER 

RECOGNITION

ADVISOR OF THE YEAR—JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE BEN MORENO COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD—LATINO BAR ASSOCIATION OF WILL COUNTY CESAR CHAVEZ – SI SE PUEDO COMMUNITY LÍDER AWARD COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER—LEWIS UNIVERSITY (1ST BILINGUAL COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS) BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS OF WILL AND GRUNDY COUNTY COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR JOLIET BOARD OF EDUCATION EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION AWARD US HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE—NATIONAL VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR PROSPECT SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 

PROSPECT ACTIVITY INVOLVEMENT

FRENCH CLUB SENIOR LEADER INTERNATIONAL CLUB PRINCIPAL’S ADVISORY KNIGHTS UNDER NO INFLUENCE VOLLEYBALL LATINO CLUB SOCCER PEER COUNSELING BASKETBALL 

WORDS OF ADVICE

IT IS NOT HOW HIGH YOU GO BUT HOW FAR YOU REACH