State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members of the House of Representatives  are
 3    pleased  to  recognize  milestone  events in the lives of the
 4    citizens of the State of Illinois; and

 5        WHEREAS, It has come to our attention that Dr. Charles W.
 6    Ponquinette is retiring from his duties as Superintendent  of
 7    Aurora East School District 131 this year; and

 8        WHEREAS,  Dr. Charles W. Ponquinette was born on December
 9    13, 1941 in Mobile, Alabama; he graduated from Pure Heart  of
10    Mary  High  School in 1959, earned his bachelor's degree from
11    Talladego College in  1963,  his  master's  degree  from  the
12    University  of  Illinois  at Champaign in 1967, and his Ph.D.
13    from the University of Michigan in 1981; and

14        WHEREAS, Dr. Ponquinette  is  a  veteran  of  the  United
15    States Air Force serving from 1963 until 1967; and

16        WHEREAS,  Dr.  Ponquinette  has  enjoyed  an  outstanding
17    career  devoted  to Aurora East School District 131; he began
18    his career as a Special Education  teacher  from  1967  until
19    1969;  from  1970 through 1974 he served as Director of Pupil
20    Personnel Services; from 1975 to 1976 he served as  Assistant
21    Superintendent of Elementary Education; from 1976 until 1983,
22    he  was Assistant Superintendent of Personnel; in 1984 he was
23    appointed Acting Superintendent, and later assumed  the  role
24    of Superintendent; and

25        WHEREAS,   Dr.   Ponquinette  is  a  member  of  numerous
26    professional associations, which  include  Phi  Delta  Kappa,
27    Kappa  Delta Pi, the Rotary Club, the Aurora University Board
28    of Directors  and  Academic  Affairs  Committee,  the  Aurora
29    Foundation   Board   of   Directors,   the   Aurora  Economic
30    Development Commission, the Statewide Citizen's Committee  on
31    Child  Abuse  and Neglect (SCAN), the YMCA Board of Trustees,
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 1    the  Board  of  Directors  for  Mental  Health   and   Mental
 2    Retardation  Services,  Inc.,  and  the Board of Directors at
 3    Provena-Mercy Hospital; and

 4        WHEREAS, Dr. Charles W. Ponquinette is supported  by  his
 5    very  proud  and  loving family, which includes his children,
 6    Jason, Justin, and Scott; and

 7        WHEREAS, The  Aurora  East  Educational  Foundation  will
 8    honor the outstanding career of Dr. Charles W. Ponquinette on
 9    April 26, 2001; therefore, be it

12    congratulate Dr. Charles W.  Ponquinette  on  his  retirement
13    from  his  duties  as  Superintendent  of  Aurora East School
14    District 131; and we wish him  well  in  all  of  his  future
15    endeavors; and be it further

16        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
17    presented to Dr. Charles W. Ponquinette as an  expression  of
18    our esteem.

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