2015 CUIHA Award Recipients Selected

Champaign, IL — The cities of Champaign and Urbana, along with the 2015 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards Steering Committee, have selected the recipients of the 2015 Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards. The award recipients will be honored Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the I Hotel & Conference Center (1900 S. First Street, Champaign), with a 5:45 p.m. reception and 6:30 p.m. dinner program.  This year, two organizations and one individual will be honored.

Winners this year are:

Individual Award:

  • Regina K. Lee, Research & Education

Organizational Awards:

  • Central Illinois Mosque & Islamic Center, Hospitality
  • Wedding of the Lamb Church, Hospitality

The event honoring the award recipients is open to the public.  Tickets are $35 each and must be purchased in advance from the City of Champaign, Community Relations Office, 102 N. Neil Street, Champaign, or by calling 217.403.8830.

Mike Haile, “Mike in the Morning,” from WDWS/WHMS Radio Station, will serve as the Master of Ceremony.

The Champaign-Urbana International Awards were originally created in 2003 to honor individuals/organizations whose work has contributed significantly to international understanding, cooperation, friendship, and development; recognize the richness of Champaign County’s international contributions, concerns, and commitments in a variety of arenas, including agriculture, hospitality, humanitarian relief, human rights, research/education, and trade and business; and educate the public about the connections that exist between our local and global community.

Contact:  Lyonel LaGrone, Community Relations Manager/Compliance Officer | Phone:  217.403.8830 | email: lyonel.lagrone@ci.champaign.il.us