Alumnus/a of the Year

The Alumni Council of the Northern Illinois University College of Law Alumni Association annually bestows its Alumnus/a of the Year Award to graduates of the Northern Illinois University College of Law who have made outstanding achievements in their career and for their dedication to the College of Law.  This award began in 1996.

Criteria for Nomination
Living graduates of the Northern Illinois University College of Law; who have demonstrated service to their community or profession; who possess outstanding professional accomplishments; and who consistently demonstrate professional integrity.

Previous Alumnus/a of the Year Award winners:

2013 – Rich Lenkov '95

2012 – Kenneth C. Chessick '84

2011 – Mark D. Gilwit '78

2010 – Rene Cruz ‘95

2010 – Eduardo J. Gil ‘90

2009 – Vince Williams ’91

2008 – Paul T. Whitcombe ‘92

2007 – Richard F. Bales ‘83

2006 – Robert C. Meltzer ‘85

2005 – Lisa M. Nyuli ‘89

2003 – Hon. Particia Martin Bishop ‘85

2003 – Hon. Francis Doherty ‘85

2000 – James E. Snyder '88

1999 – Robert W. Fioretti '78

1998 – Hon. Bonnie M. Wheaton '78

1997 – Cheryl Niro '80

1996 – Stewart J. Umholtz '85