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Campus Award for Excellence in Public Service

"Established last year, the awards program was developed to recognize those who fulfill the university's commitment to using their scholarly, creative or professional knowledge for the purpose of improving the well-being of Illinois citizens. Recipients were honored at a banquet Oct. 3, 2001." Inside Illinois story Vol. 21, No. 7, Oct. 4, 2001

Our own Craig A. Miller, Sr. Community Design Specialist, East St. Louis Action Research Project, was one of the recipients this year.

Craig Miller joined the East St. Louis Action Research Project (ESLARP) in 1997. Since that time, he has worked with a variety of East St. Louis-based organizations, including non-profit community housing developers, neighborhood associations, faith-based organizations and municipal agencies to improve the quality of life for East St. Louis residents. His innovative approach to problem solving and design has served the community in a variety of ways, including providing architectural assistance. As a letter supporting his nomination pointed out, "he gives from his heart and with this heart, and his patience is almost unimaginable. In an environment that can seem bleak and discouraging, working with Craig is always motivating, energizing, and rewarding."

This award recognizes academic professionals who fulfill in exemplary ways the University's commitment to public service. Academic professionals and staff employees who have provided leadership and shown initiative in developing and conducting public service activities on a repeated and consistent manner over several years at the Urbana campus were elegible.

Craig was presented the Campus Award for Excellence in Public Service on Wednesday, October 3, 2001, The reception began at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., at the Atrium in Temple Hoyne Buell Hall, 611 Taft Drive, Champaign.

Photos by Deanna Koenigs - Technology Coordinator, East St. Louis Action Research Project
Last modified: 28 October 2001, Deanna Koenigs