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|Longtime Educator Receives Community Service Award
|A local well known resident who was described as a man who has served his country, his state, and his community since 1942 has taken home a prestigious community award.
Dr. D. Wayne Green is the recipient of the 2008 Galesburg-Area Chamber of Commerce's Thomas B. Herring Community Service Award. It was given out at a luncheon in Galesburg Monday. Green currently serves on the Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees and worked on the Education Technology Center along with the Galesburg School District, CSC, and Knox College. His nomination letter says Green was also instrumental in the advent of the Gale Scholars program, which gives economically disadvantaged students the opportunity to attend college at no cost to them. Green was also a professor of physics at Knox College until 1989 and is currently a professor emeritus at the school.
Green tells WGIL he credits his all that education work in getting him this far and achieving this award. "I just appreciate the recognition of education as something that is important," Green said. "Any kind of award makes you feel pretty humble."
Last year's winner of the award Jack Larson was on hand to offer an introduction to Green as well as what it's like to win an award like this one. Other speakers at the luncheon included Mayor Gary Smith among others. The Thomas B. Herring Community Service Award, the Chamber says, is presented to an individual who exemplifies the true meaning of service to others and who is content to do so without recognition or publicity.
(Dr. D. Wayne Green. Photo Courtesy Carl Sandburg College.)
|11 24 08 by Newsroom
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