News Release: 10/19/2018
The Elgin Area Leadership Academy, a valued resource since 1991, welcomes students to its Class of 2018-19. “ We are pleased to welcome these talented individuals into the 19th class of the Leadership Academy," said EAC President Carol Gieske. "At the end of the Academy, these students will better understand and appreciate this community and be in even a better position to influence positive change through their leadership."
The Class includes:Tia Aagesen Aldi CorporateMichelle Allen Elgin Community CollegeAngela Bouque Gail Borden Public Library DistrictRobert Castro Advocate Sherman HospitalTim Cordina School District U-46Natalee Dismuke Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Starck REGuadalupe (Lupe) Fonseca Greater Elgin Family Care CenterMargaret Grundmeier Gail Borden Public LibraryEddy Hernandez City of Elgin (Parks & Recreation)Shelia Jackson Food for Greater ElginFrancisco Jimenez Elgin Area ChamberSteven Kroiss 79 RatioNiesa Patton Elgin Symphony OrchestraStacy Rausch Gail Borden Public LibraryDaphne Sandouka Ecker Center for Mental HealthAngelica Silva Elgin State BankJoy Symonds Symonds-Madison Funeral HomeJoanna Torres Elgin State BankLuisa Velazquez Advocate Health Care (Sherman Hospital)The EALA experience is a nine-month program where students receive an in-depth exposure to the critical issues through current community leaders in their fields. Students develop greater personal leadership skills to use and take back to their places of employment and through their volunteer work.