Urish named to HCC Foundation Board of Directors

FREEPORT — Christeen “Chris” Urish of rural Freeport was appointed to the Highland Community College Foundation Board of Directors at its recent annual meeting.

Urish taught numerous grade levels from kindergarten through high school for 28 years and is retired from the Eastland School District. She also served for 12 years on the Pearl City School Board.

Urish and her husband John have been active in the Stephenson County Farm Bureau at both the county and state level. In 1995, she was recognized as a “Women in Excellence” recipient in Education.

Urish graduated from Pearl City High School in 1972 and began her college career at Highland Community College. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University in 1975 and a Master of Arts in Education from Rockford College in 1990. She was a recipient of the HCC Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008.

Todd Weegens, HCC Foundation Board president, welcomed Chris Urish to the Board. Twenty-six directors from around the Highland College District makeup the Foundation board.

In other HCC Foundation Board news, directors also approved Mark Winter, of Freeport, as a Director-at-Large and a member of the Foundation Executive Committee. Winter, a Foundation board member since 1996, is president of Winter Construction in Freeport.

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