A Parkland College administrator has been named a 2012 Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.
Vice President for Student Services Dr. Linda Hamman Moore will receive her award this Thursday during the group’s 21st Anniversary Women of Distinction award ceremony, at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in Champaign. Women of Distinction demonstrate the Girl Scout law in their lives and show outstanding leadership and service in their community and/or profession.
The event is sponsored in part by the News-Gazette, WHMS/WDWS Radio, Wood Printing, and other local businesses.
Dr. Moore has helped women of all ages obtain college degrees despite academic and economic disadvantages. She began her career at Parkland as a counselor and later became director for the school’s award-winning Academic Development Center. She was also one of the first to volunteer as a staff facilitator for the college’s sexual harassment training. Dr. Moore was named dean for student services in 2005 before ascending to the vice president position in 2006. In her current role, she is overseeing the planning, design, and construction of Parkland’s long-awaited Student Services Center.
In the community, Dr. Moore serves on the Provena Foundation Executive Committee, the Provena Covenant Foundation Board, and the Champaign Urbana School Foundation Advisory Board.