A certificate of recognition/appreciation may be awarded to those persons who have made significant contributions to the Association and/or education in the State of Illinois.
2017 – Jerry Weber, College of Lake County
2015 – Shazia Patel, College of Lake County
2014 – Ray Hancock, President, Illinois community College System Foundation
2011 – Guy Alongi, Illinois Community College Board
2010 – David Alan Kuester, Illinois Valley Community College
2010 – Theresa Lynn Till, Lincoln Land Community College
2009 – Joe McCaully, Heartland Community College