College News for April 16, 2012
April 15, 2012 10:26PM
Billie Terrell, University of St. Francis professor and chair/director of the Masters of Social Work program.
Updated: May 17, 2012 8:01AM
USF educator wins
lifetime achivement award
JOLIET — Teaching social work is a great responsibility. Being a social worker is an even greater responsibility, said Billie Terrell, University of St. Francis professor and chair/director of the Master of Social Work program.
As both an educator and social worker with a private practice, Terrell is busy doing what she loves most — helping people.
Whether it is working with patients in her private practice or teaching the next generation of social workers, she is dedicated to making a difference.
Terrell’s dedication was recognized by the National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Calumet District, at an awards banquet. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
“I was speechless when I learned I received this award, and I’m never speechless,” Terrell said.
Prior to teaching, she was a social worker in hospital intensive care, pediatrics and hospice. She also maintains her own 27-year private practice, specializing in work with the disabled, school social work, and multicultural families.
ROMEOVILLE — Brother James Gaffney, FSC, president of Lewis University, announced the appointment of Len Bertolini to vice president for university advancement.
A resident of Naperville, Bertolini joined the Lewis staff in 2008 as senior development officer for major and planned gifts.
Bertolini is a graduate of Bradley University and holds a master’s degree in management from Lewis.
Bertolini had served as interim vice president of university advancement for Lewis since August 2011. During that time he’s directed development of plans for a new capital campaign, launched “We Believe” — a revitalized faculty and staff campaign — expanded alumni events and managed other initiatives.
for community forestry
ROMEOVILLE — The Arbor Day Foundation named Lewis University a 2011 Tree Campus USA. It is the third consecutive year Lewis has been honored for its commitment to effective community forestry.
“Our staff works diligently to ensure the Romeoville campus remains a veritable arboretum with more than 60 varieties of deciduous trees on campus that are properly maintained despite the many challenges of a campus serving nearly 6,500 students and several construction projects,” said Brother James Gaffney, president of Lewis.