Graduating seniors honor outstanding teachers

Helena Olea, lecturer in criminology, law and justice, is among winners of the Silver Circle Award. (Photo: Jenny Fontaine)

Since 1966, the Silver Circle Award has been presented to some of UIC’s best teachers. Winners, who are honored at their college commencements, receive $500 and their names join a long list of distinguished colleagues. But what makes the award especially meaningful is its selection committee: the graduating seniors.

Read about this year’s winners:

Christopher Baker
John Betancur
Robert Bruhl
John Coumbe-Lilley
John Herrmann
Joseph Hummel
Robert Paul Malchow
Alan Molumby
Helena Olea
Paige Ricca
John Sparks
Deborah Stratman
Sultan Tepe