Marcia Peterman Memorial Award
Marcia Peterman attended Rockford Business College and School of Music, 1928-30, earning a business music associate degree. She also took classes at UIUC, where she began working in 1930. She was the first Clerk-Stenographer in the Department of Electrical Engineering. During the time she was with the Department, she became office supervisor of clerical staff assisting a faculty of more than 100, served as secretary and adviser to four department heads, and provided help and guidance to whole generations of students and alumni. Although she retired officially in 1977, she was reappointed on a fractional time basis as Staff Associate to continue her work with and for the alumni of the department. She retired for the second time in 1983.
She received the UI Alumni Association Loyalty Award in 1975, the Alumni Association Appreciation Award in 1972, the HKN Award in 1967, and the AIEE Honor in 1975. Her warmth and kindness toward the students and faculty in the Department kept her in their hearts long after they left the University. They set up this award to honor her memory after her death in October 1984.
The Marcia Peterman Memorial Award has been established by alumni and friends to honor the memory of Marcia Peterman, who was a member of the staff of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1930 to 1983. She was well known for her many contributions to campus and community affairs and for her concern for students and alumni of the Department.
- You must be a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
- Must be a senior in ECE within one year of graduation at the time the award is made.
- Must have demonstrated good scholarship through the junior year and have a grade point average in the top one-half of his/her class.
- Must have participated in campus student activities demonstrating concern for other students and individuals; shall have provided assistance to classmates, participated in organizations or groups that offer support and help to other students, or engaged in other activities which benefit others.
Applications for the award may be submitted online beginning in January of each year. The awards committee will review finalists and make the final decision during the Spring semester.
The recipient(s) will be recognized during the annual Student Awards Banquet. All student recipients are featured on the second floor of the ECE Building's Student Honors Wall.
Past Recipients of the Award
|2020-2021||Andrew Fortunat, Joseph Ravichandran|
|2017-2018||Robert Tyler Hansen, Zikang Tong|
|2014-2015||Isha Datye, Yuting Ng|
|2012-2013||Pallav Pathak, Sai Ma|
|2009-2010||Mengzhu Bai, Jun Da Lee|
|2007-2008||Rahil Jogani, Ankeet Patel|
|2006-2007||Pankil Dharia, Xi Lin|
|2001-2002||Joseph Comberiate, Jennifer Talmadge|
|1999-2000||Kevin R. King|
|1997-1998||William L. Terrill|
|1996-1997||Dana L. Marcotte|
|1995-1996||Amit Dhawan, David E. Pearah|
|1994-1995||Erini E. Doss, James A. Kay|
|1993-1994||David A. Ahmari, Binal J. Patel|
|1992-1993||Paula H. Alban, Keith D. Johnson|
|1987-1988||Peter B. Hardin|
|1986-1987||Alison J. Arnoff|