On September 18th Chancellor Michael Amiridis honored Bill Raffeld with the 2015 UIC Alumni Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented to individuals or couples whose consistent, exceptional and meritorious service to the University of Illinois has made a significant impact on the institution’s overall welfare and the advancement of its mission.
Bill began teaching in 1963 at the Chicago Undergraduate Division at Navy Pier. He worked with the UIC Theatre department for more than 50 years and founded the UIC Theatre & Music Alumni Association and the Old World Theatre Company. In 1987 alumni, colleagues and friends to support UIC theatre students and celebrate Bill's work established the William F. Raffeld Award.
(Illustration: Jason Mecier)