'Leaders under 40' program ends


Share
Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 11:33 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
By Leon Lagerstam llagerstam@qconline.com
MOLINE — A "Leaders Under 40" program sponsored by the Black Hawk College Foundation has ended a 10-year run.

"It was a tough decision," said foundation executive director Shelly Wells Cain, a day after announcing her resignation. However, she said the two had nothing to do with each other.

"We made a decision last year that we wanted to look for something with more of an education mission, and maybe focus more on alumni," Ms. Wells Cain said.

"Leaders Under 40 has been an amazing event. The board years ago realized the importance of recognizing young leaders in our community who were doing great things, and I hope that continues in some fashion."

But it will have to be done without her leadership. Ms. Wells Cain's last day at the foundation is Jan. 22. She will next becomevice president of development and marketing for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

"People loved the Leaders Under 40 program, and we made some truly amazing friends," she said, adding some of the 235 previous winners even became foundation board members and college trustees.

It also helped build an incredible network of professionals, she said.

The program honored selected leaders based on their professional accomplishments, community involvement and civic service.




















 



Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, July 30, the 211th day of 2014. There are 154 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






(More History)