• News Release: 10/19/2018

    The Elgin Area Leadership Academy, a valued resource since 1991, welcomes students to its Class of 2018-19. “ We are pleased to welcome these talented individuals into the 19th class of the Leadership Academy," said EAC President Carol Gieske. "At the end of the Academy, these students will better understand and appreciate this community and be in even a better position to influence positive change through their leadership."

    The Class includes:
    Tia Aagesen Aldi Corporate
    Michelle Allen Elgin Community College
    Angela Bouque Gail Borden Public Library District
    Robert Castro Advocate Sherman Hospital
    Tim Cordina School District U-46
    Natalee Dismuke Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck RE
    Guadalupe (Lupe) Fonseca Greater Elgin Family Care Center
    Margaret Grundmeier Gail Borden Public Library
    Eddy Hernandez City of Elgin (Parks & Recreation)
    Shelia Jackson Food for Greater Elgin
    Francisco Jimenez Elgin Area Chamber
    Steven Kroiss 79 Ratio
    Niesa Patton Elgin Symphony Orchestra
    Stacy Rausch Gail Borden Public Library
    Daphne Sandouka Ecker Center for Mental Health
    Angelica Silva Elgin State Bank
    Joy Symonds Symonds-Madison Funeral Home
    Joanna Torres Elgin State Bank
    Luisa Velazquez Advocate Health Care (Sherman Hospital)
    The EALA experience is a nine-month program where students receive an in-depth exposure to the critical issues through current community leaders in their fields. Students develop greater personal leadership skills to use and take back to their places of employment and through their volunteer work.

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