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Since 1983, COD has given the Adade Wheeler Woman of Distinction Award to a woman who has made signficant contributions to the professional and/or personal advancement of other women.  This award is in memory of Adade Wheeler, a history professor at the College of DuPage, who contributed to the development of women through the founding of the Women’s Resource Center at the college.

The Annual Woman of Distinction award ceremony, was on Wednesday, March 20th, at 7:00pm in SRC 2000G where this year’s winner Jennifer Hereth was recognized. She has been an art professor at the college for 18 years and is dedicated to motivating underprivileged girls to follow their dreams and become successful in the workplace.

The keynote speaker for this event was Dr. Amalia Pallares, Associate Professor of Political Science and Latin American and Latino Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Rosalie DeAstis

Rosalie DeAstis is a freshman at the college and going for a degree in marketing. She graduated from Addison Trail High School in Addison, Illinois in June 2012. Rosalie was the columnist and Co-features editor of her high school paper during her junior year. Senior year she earned the spot of Managing Editor and remained the columnist as well. She was a cheerleader all through high school but is now just focusing on her two jobs. Aside from her new position on the Courier she has been working for Claire’s/Icing accessory stores for almost two years. Rosalie also enjoys drawing, hot yoga, and spending time with her big, Italian family. features@cod.edu 630-942-2713

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