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Full Text of HR0776  96th General Assembly

HR0776 96TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2     WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3 Representatives are pleased to congratulate Dorene Wiese on the
4 occasion of being honored as a Local Hero by the Bank of
5 America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative; and
 
6     WHEREAS, The Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence
7 Initiative recognizes individuals and groups who make a
8 difference in their communities; and
 
9     WHEREAS, Dorene Wiese has dedicated the past 40 years of
10 her life to helping impoverished American Indians in Chicago
11 acquire educational opportunities; she was instrumental in the
12 development of the first literacy/GED program in that
13 community; she also founded the first American Indian film
14 production company; and
 
15     WHEREAS, Dorene Wiese has the distinction of being the
16 first member of her community to earn a doctoral degree in
17 adult education; she was the first American Indian to serve as
18 a community college administrator in the State of Illinois; and
 
19     WHEREAS, Dorene Wiese served as the last president of NAES
20 American Indian College, the only private American Indian
21 college in the United States; during her tenure, she secured a

 

 

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1 partnership with Eastern Illinois University and reorganized
2 the college’s programs for her American Indian students; and
 
3     WHEREAS, Dorene Wiese was honored as a Local Hero during a
4 reception at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago on
5 November 18, 2009; and
 
6     WHEREAS, Dorene Wiese serves as a model of hard work,
7 integrity, and dedication for the people of the State of
8 Illinois; therefore, be it
 
9     RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
10 NINETY-SIXTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we
11 congratulate Dorene Wiese on the occasion of being honored as a
12 Local Hero and wish her continued success and happiness in the
13 future; and be it further
 
14     RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
15 presented to Dorene Wiese as a symbol of our esteem and
16 respect.