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2014 Reach Awards Gala

On May 20, 2014, National Louis University hosted the Reach Awards Gala, honoring four of its alumni with this distinguished award. The Reach Awards recognize individuals who have, through education, sought to improve themselves and their communities.

The 2014 honorees were:

  • Richard W. Davidson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Century 21
  • Anne Gillespie, Principal, Academy for Global Citizenship
  • Matt Vassil, P.A.C.E. alumnus and Assistant Manager of Eli’s Deli
  • Sylvia Delgado-Reyes, Project Director and Director of Social Services, Family Health Centers of Southwest Florida

NLU’s Reach Award, established in 2001, proudly honors alumni who have overcome personal adversity, are helping others to realize their own talents and skills, and have positively influenced and uplifted their communities through their work.

“National Louis students have a reputation of pursuing careers that allow them to give back to the community,” said Nivine  Megahed, Ph.D., president of  NLU. “It is with great pleasure that we recognize NLU alumni who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in the face of adversity.”

The Gala was held at the Field Museum in Chicago and included a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception, access to museum exhibits, formal dinner, and silent auction. Proceeds from the event benefited NLU’s student success initiatives.

We invite you to view the highlight video below of the  2014 National Louis University Reach Award Gala.



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