Elk Grove Deputy Fire Chief Harris earns top certification

 
Posted6/6/2018 3:35 PM
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  • Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig B. Johnson, Elk Grove Village Deputy Chief Lance Harris, President of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Chief John Christian and Elk Grove Village Fire Chief Richard Mikel.

    Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig B. Johnson, Elk Grove Village Deputy Chief Lance Harris, President of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association Chief John Christian and Elk Grove Village Fire Chief Richard Mikel. Courtesy of Village of Elk Grove

  • Kurt Peterson, Ph.D., executive director of the College of Lake County Foundation.

    Kurt Peterson, Ph.D., executive director of the College of Lake County Foundation. Courtesy of College of Lake County

• Congratulations to Elk Grove Village Deputy Fire Chief Lance Harris who was presented with the Chief Fire Officer Certification, the highest level of certification awarded by the state of Illinois.

Deputy Chief Harris was recognized for completing the Chief Fire Officer Program, designed and intended for command level officers and/or administrators who have the responsibilities of supervising and administrating a fire department or fire district.

The chief fire officer is an individual who has administration responsibilities, with the authority to affect practices, policies and procedures of the department and directly reports to the fire chief.

Thank you Deputy Chief Harris for your outstanding work ethic and commitment to continuous education to better enhance the lives of the Elk Grove community.

• The College of Lake County named Kurt Peterson, Ph.D., as executive director of the CLC Foundation. Peterson, who jumped into his new role on May 7, has 20 years of experience in higher education, including the past six years at Loyola University, Chicago. Most recently, he was assistant vice president, principal gifts, where he developed and implemented programs that solicited gifts of $1 million or more. Peterson also served as director of development for the university's College of Arts and Sciences, where he was responsible for all development goals including alumni relations, annual giving, advancement communications, corporate and foundation relations, donor relations, planned giving and major gifts.

• The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs announced its 2018 scholarship recipients:

Bonnie Greenberg Memorial Scholarship: Anthony Spadafore (Lincoln Prairie/Schaumburg); Two-Year Junior College/Trade or Vocational School Scholarship: Sarah Harder (Dooley/Addams/Schaumburg); Four-Year College/University Scholarship: Allison Vasilakis (Collins/Frost/Conant), Sebastian Frank (Dirksen/Lincoln Prairie/Conant), Katherine Garcia (Nerge/Mead/Conant), Kira Cloonan (Hale/Campanelli/Mead/Schaumburg), Annie Bambula (Stevenson/Mead/Conant), Zachary Gold (Collins/Frost/Conant), Daniel Owen (Dooley/Addams/Schaumburg) and Dylan Toth (Nerge/Mead/Conant).

Each student was awarded a one-year, $1,000 scholarship at the annual scholarship recognition dinner held May 9 at Mead Junior High School. The recipients are all seniors in high school who once attended a District 54 school.

• Send your 'Neighbors in the News' items to Norrine Twohey at ntwohey@dailyherald.com.

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