Kaskaskia College is proud to announce that Norma Borgmann and Rev. Ed Evans both of Centralia have been given the Kaskaskia College Distinguished Service Award.
Norma Borgmann has been a loyal supporter of Kaskaskia College and the Centralia area for many years. She is a retired superintendent after serving as a teacher and principal—all 33 years in the Patoka Community Unit #100 School District.
Being a loyal supporter of Kaskaskia College, Norma has been associated with KC for at least 20 years. Currently she is a member of the KC Executive Committee on the AQIP Planning Team, Education Committee for the new Nashville Education Center, and Area Planning Council as well as being a KC Ambassador, K.C. Foundation Trustee, and KCSA supporter. Formerly, she has also served as an adjunct teacher/extension center coordinator for KC, partner in starting the dual credit program, advisory group member for the Reading Link, and on the KC Scholarship Committee for the development/fund-raising for endowed scholarships.
Ms. Borgmann is also actively involved in the community as the president of Church Women United-Centralia community and member of the state board of CWU; a member of the St. Mary’s Hospital Auxiliary (gift shop clerk) & co-chair of their Bazaar; Preceptor Delta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority (secretary/publicity chair); Centralia Cultural Society; Choral Society; and Balloon Fest Gate Volunteer.
Additionally, Ms. Borgmann is actively involved at St. Peter United Church of Christ and serving on the Congregational Care, Special Events, Stewardship, and Vision Teams as well as being a choir member and president of the Evangelical and Reformed Missionary Society (women’s group). She is also currently a member/secretary of the Authorization Committee of the Church and Ministry Team for Illinois South Conference; chairperson of the Outdoor Ministries Team of the Illinois South Conference; a member of the Illinois South Conference Council; and co-president of DuBois Center Auxiliary-Boosters.
Dr. Ed Evans has been a loyal supporter of Kaskaskia College and the Centralia area for many years. He is a charter member of KC Foundation Trustees and an advocate for the GED Program. He has participated in the pastoral role at the annual KC Commencement Ceremony, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration, the annual Diversity Program, and the Fine Arts Events. Additionally he serves on the KC Literacy Board.
He and his wife Betty have been at the Centralia First United Presbyterian Church for 34 years. Prior to coming to Centralia they were in Carrollton, Ohio and Galesburg, Illinois. Dr. Evans established the Stephen Ministry at First Presbyterian Church in Centralia.
Dr. Evans is also actively involved in community events such as Noon Rotary, the Ministerial Alliance (currently serving as President), Celebrating Recovery Drug Program, Covenant Churches Lenten Services, Cultural Society, Volunteer Centralia Program, Chamber of Commerce, and the CCBA Food Pantry.