Jerry Hoekstra receives ICCTA Certificate of Merit Award

Jerry Hoekstra receives ICCTA Certificate of Merit Award

Posted On: 06/13/24

Jerald Hoekstra

Jerald Hoekstra has been honored with the prestigious Illinois Community College Trustees Association Certificate of Merit Award.

Hoekstra, who recently retired from the Kankakee Community College Board of Trustees, received the award at the ICCTA Annual Awards Banquet in Chicago on June 7.

The ICCTA Certificate of Merit Award celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to ICCTA, the Illinois community college system, or an individual member college.

“Kankakee Community College extends its deepest gratitude to Jerry for his dedication and congratulates him on this well-deserved recognition,” said Cathy Boicken, chairperson for the KCC board of trustees . “Jerry’s leadership has been instrumental in guiding the college through significant milestones and challenges.”

“Mr. Hoekstra's receipt of this award is a reflection of his career-long dedication to the community college system and his impactful contributions to Kankakee Community College,” said Dr. Michael Boyd, president of KCC. “Jerry’s commitment to enhancing educational opportunities and his support for critical developments at KCC have made an impact for KCC and the community we serve. This award is a testament to his remarkable contributions and the lasting legacy he leaves behind."