Press Release

NIU Law Tees Off with
Annual Golf Outing and Awards Dinner

June 11, 2012

DeKalb, Ill. --Alumni and friends enjoyed a perfect day on the greens at the 8th Annual Golf Outing and Awards Dinner on Friday, June 8, 2012 at River Heights Golf Course in DeKalb, IL. The outing was a huge success thanks to the golfers and sponsors whose donations will help support the NIU Law Alumni Council Scholarship program and other programming events for students.

Following the golf outing, the NIU law Alumni Council recognized distinguished alumni and friends of the College of Law who were honored for their career accomplishments, devotion to the public good, and continued service to the law school. This year’s group of illustrious honorees come from the public and private sectors and are all dedicated to the communities they serve.

The award recipients included Kenneth C. Chessick (’84), Alumnus of the Year; Tom Kelly (’05), Young Alumnus of the Year; Hon. Carmen Goodman (’95), Distinguished Service Award; John Monical (’94), Outstanding Service Award; Ellen Chessick, Honorary Law Alumna Award; George Shur, Honorary Law Alumnus Award; Maureen Josh, Public Service Award; Professor Yolanda King, Outstanding Professor Award; and Vickie Gillio, Mentor of the Year Award.

Event photos

The 2012 NIU Law Alumni Award winners.

Pictured from left are 2012 Award recipients George Shur, Hon. Carmen Goodman (’85), Vickie Gillio, John Monical (’94), Tom Kelly (’05), and Professor Yolanda King along with Dean Rosato, Alumni Council 1st Vice President Kenya Jenkins Wright (’03), and Council member Stacey Mandell (’96).


For more information, contact:
Melody Mitchell
Alumni Events & Public Relations
(815) 753-9655 or