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|Orpheum Supporter Named to Knox County Civic Center Authority Board
|The Orpheum Theatre has announced the appointment of Naomi Law to the Knox County Civic Center Authority, the entity which owns and governs the historic theater.
Ms. Law was born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois and graduated from Galesburg High School. She obtained her bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and master's degree in special education from the University of Illinois-Champaign.
The Orpheum says Ms. Law's dedication to education is evident in her career as a speech pathologist, teacher, coordinator, principal and special education director in the Joliet public school system. She also taught at Lewis University and Chicago State University part-time. Ms. Law retired in 2002 as an administrator in the Oak Park Public School District.
"Naomi is a remarkable addition to the Orpheum Theatre board," said board chair Janet Occhi in a news release. "She has previous fundraising and grant-writing experience and is extremely active and engaged in our community as a whole. As a member of the Orpheum Theatre volunteer corps, she will represent their interests admirably at the board level, will assist in the organization's lucrative fundraising efforts and will also help administration expand the Orpheum's education and community outreach programs."
In addition to sharing her knowledge, time and expertise as a board member for the Orpheum Theatre, Galesburg Public Library Foundation and Knox County Retired Teachers Association, Ms. Law is an active volunteer with the Orpheum Theatre, Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Allen Chapel AME Church, Galesburg Rescue Mission, Boys and Girls Club of Knox County, FISH Food Pantry, Galesburg Historical Society and is a "Reading Buddy" at Nielson Elementary.
"It is an honor to serve on such a prestigious board. The administration and board members represent the outstanding leadership and commitment evident throughout Galesburg," stated Ms. Law in the same news release. "It is my biased opinion that the Orpheum Theatre is well-deserving of its label as 'The Jewel' and I am steadfast in my belief that our children and grand-children deserve the opportunity to experience and appreciate live theatre locally and in this grand, historic venue."
(Submitted by Orpheum Theatre.)
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