Chicago State University

Alumni Awards Reception

The Alumni Awards Reception took place on November 13, 2019 at Chicago State University's Cordell Reed Student Union Building. The event was a full house, filled with good food, good music and most of all engaging every person to "Thrive Not Survive" by Fred Evans. There were 8 very rewarding Alumni Awards winners that received awards in Excellence in Education (Shanina M. Thomas), Outstanding Achievement in Health Science (Dr. Regina Smith), Outstanding Achievement in Community Service/Public Service (Thomas Dubelbeis), Outstanding CSU Staff Member (Barbarba Bateman), Outstanding CSU Faculty Member (Kermeisha Davenport), Golden Alumna Award (Lynette Wright Frazier), Lifetime Achievement Award (Bill LeMonnier) and Special Recognition Award (Fred Evans). Each recipient had an opportunity to share on their experiences in how they have achieved in becoming an alumni at Chicago State University. They expressed how the contact with faculty and staff got them through difficulty times and pitfalls in their academic journeys in their personal lives. They shared how their experiences t CSU made them become better teachers, public service leader, students, athlete, and person. Without those experiences their careers would not have been successful.

A host of family, friends, faculty and staff traveled far and near to support the honorees and witness their acceptance of awards. President Z. Scott, CTC/CSU Alumni Association Board President Bob Szyman (has been present at every alumni event this year) Provost Leslie Roundtree and Board Chair of the Chicago State Foundation Angelique David were all present making this event equally important as every other event. Dr. Byung-In Seo was on hand to personally sign her book "Chicago State University The Campus History Series".

The CSF and Office of Alumni Affairs invite the alumni family to the "Alumni Mixer". Come and meet others to network and socialize and bring proper identification:

BMO Harris Bank

December 11, 2019 

The CSF and Office of Alumni Association members have access to perks such as discounted rates to basketball and volleyball games. Join the Association by clicking here:

For information on up-coming CSU Alumni events, visit our website, or call the Office of Alumni Affairs at 773-995-2050.