Janyce Fadden was named the NIU Alumnus of the Year by the NIU College of Business Rockford Area Alumni Club.
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November 9, 2005
Janyce Fadden, president of the Rockford Area Economic Development Council, has been named the Northern Illinois University College of Business Alumnus of the Year for 2005.
Fadden was selected from a pool of candidates nominated by local alumni of the college and evaluated by the board of the NIU College of Business Rockford Area Alumni Club.
Fadden, who earned her MBA at NIU in 1984, has been a longtime leader in the Rockford business community, serving at various times as president, vice president and general manager for firms such as Honeywell, General Signal, Applied Power, Pacific Scientific, and Danaher. She assumed her current post, leading the Rockford Area Economic Development Council, in June of 2004, directing the organizations efforts aimed at business retention, expansion and recruitment.
“Janyce has always been a valued member of the Rockford business community, and her leadership of the RAEDC has energized efforts to strengthen and improve the business climate in Rockford. She is a very worthy recipient of this award,” said Paul Green, president of the NIU College of Business Rockford Area Alumni Club.
The award was presented to Fadden at the NIU Rockford Executive Lecture Series scheduled on Oct. 19.