Irene Pierson Award

About This Award

As an Illinois student, Irene Pierson was active in many organizations and was the first female president of the Student Senate. She served as the Social Director of the Illini Union from 1940-1963. At the 25th Anniversary Reunion of the Illini Union Board in 1966, she was honored by the establishment of this award.

One award recognizes an outstanding junior who has demonstrated excellence in student activities, leadership and academics.

The recognition includes a monetary award.


Nominators, please address the following in your nomination:

  1. Describe in detail how the nominee has made a significant impact on the quality of campus and/or community life.
  2. Describe how the nominee's contributions to campus and/or community life demonstrates exceptional leadership.
  3. Please explain how the nominee excels in both the classroom and co-curricular activities.