ICCTA Distinguished Alumnus Award
Elgin Community College (1985)
A high school dropout at age 16, a single mother at age 18,
Peggy Kirby was the first in her family to enter college.
"If there had not been a community college readily accessible to me, I would never have acquired
the confidence or skills to apply for my first office job," she says.
That job was an entry-level accounting position at the Elgin Courier News.
Thanks to her mentors at Elgin Community College, she moved up the ranks to vice-president/general manager of
three daily newspapers and, finally, publisher of the daily paper where she had started as a billing clerk.
Peggy Kirby accepts the ICCTA's
2003 Distinguished Alumnus Award.
For additional information on ICCTA's Distinguished
Alumnus Award, please contact
Kim Villanueva at 217-528-2858, ext. 1.
Illinois Community College Trustees Association|
401 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 200
Springfield, IL 62701-1711
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