South Suburban College Seeks Star Awards Nominations

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – SSC will be holding its 9th Annual Chicago Women’s Conference on Friday, March 17. This will be our second year of presenting the STAR AWARDS and we are seeking nominations. The Star Awards recognize the accomplishments of fabulous women and encourage other women to also be STARS. The application deadline is on or before Friday, February 10.

There are two different categories:

The first is a very special STAR award that will be presented to an outstanding South Suburban College (Thornton Junior College) alumna. This award recognizes the achievements of a South Suburban College female graduate (whether from the past or recent) for her achievements in her profession/career, volunteerism or other outstanding life achievement. Through recognition of her accomplishments, we hope to motivate current and future women to also graduate and achieve! Last year the winner of this award was Joan Dorman, R.N., M.S.

The second award will recognize women who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in business, community and/or education. These women are leaders in promoting and supporting health and wellness or personal and professional development. In the nominator’s eyes, the “STAR” is a role model because she is achieving her goals and through her inspiring actions has profoundly motivated others to do the same.

We need your nominations on or before Friday, February 10. The link for the form is Feel free to share the link and deadline with others. Please submit your nomination through the website. If you have any questions, contact Nancy Burrows at


Joan Dorman and Nancy Burrows
2016 Star Award recipient Joan Dorman (left) with SSC’s Nancy Burrows.