ICCTA Lifelong Learning Award
Moraine Valley Community College
This year's Lifelong Learning recipient first stepped onto the campus of Moraine Valley Community College nearly
30 years ago.
Those early classes in gardening and woodworking fueled Sam Cordero's love of learning and led to his designation as a
Later, as the creative director for one of Chicago's top advertising agencies,
Cordero again looked to his local community college to enrich his skills, this time in graphic arts. He grew from using
the traditional tools of the design artist -- pen and charcoal -- to mastering digital art and web design.
Sam Cordero is the 2005 recipient
of ICCTA's Lifelong Learning Award.
Now retired, Cordero continues to take classes at Moraine Valley. He also uses his design and gardening skills
in his volunteer work for the Brookfield Zoo and the Palos Hills Library.
Says Cordero, "No matter my years, no matter my experience – professional or otherwise, I enter the classroom
. . . a student."
For additional information on ICCTA's Lifelong Learning Award,
Kim Villanueva at 1-800-454-2282, ext. 1.
Illinois Community College Trustees Association|
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Springfield, IL 62701-1711
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