Judson Community Prayer Breakfast
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 7:30 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Lindner Fitness Center, Judson University
This spring, hundreds of community, service and business leaders gathered for Judson University’s Annual Prayer Breakfast. This year’s theme “We Stand” was used throughout the morning to remember the importance of standing for Christ. We stand together in prayer for our families, our communities, our nation and our world. This networking and community event offered participants to be seen as community leaders and supporters of higher education.
Evelyn Sanguinetti, Illinois Lieutenant Governor
Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti was elected to office in November 2014. She is the 47th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois and the first Hispanic to be elected to the office. She is also the first female Hispanic lieutenant governor in the United States.
Born in Miami, Fla., to a Cuban refugee mother and father who immigrated to the United States from Ecuador, Sanguinetti earned her bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Florida International University and a law degree from Chicago’s John Marshall Law School, where she is an adjunct professor.
Prior to her current post, she also worked as an assistant attorney general for former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan and in private practice.
Sanguinetti made her debut onto the political scene in 2011 when she became a member of the Wheaton City Council. She remained on the city council until she was elected to her current state office.
Sanguinetti remains active with several civic organizations, including the Franklin Middle School, Lowell Elementary School, and Jefferson Preschool Parent-Teacher Associations; the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce; and the DuPage County Bar Association.
The classically trained pianist is married to attorney Raymond Sanguinetti and has three children.
The D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award
The D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award is presented annually during the prayer breakfast to the candidate who has contributed to the greater good within the greater Elgin community by voluntarily serving others' physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual needs. Seeing a need for a prayer breakfast in the Fox Valley area, D. Ray Wilson (1926 – 2003) established one at Judson University in 1989. Since Wilson was well known in the community for his tireless hours of volunteering, the D. Ray Wilson Service Award was begun in his honor after his death in 2003. Learn more about D. Ray Wilson and the nominees on the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award page.
2015 D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award
Congratulations to Velma Sept, winner of the 2015 D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award! Nominees for 2015 were: Dr. Phyllis E. Folarin, Pastor Henoch Fuentes, Dr. Ben Manso, Velma Sept. Read more about the nominees and their contributions to the community in the official press release.
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