INTEGRIST Wins Accounting Academic Scholarship!
INTEGRIS’ very own DeeAnn Schaalma was recently named the recipient of the Warren M. Webber Scholarship at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL. This scholarship is delivered to the ICC student who has a need for financial assistance with their tuition based on certain criteria. The student must be full or part-time and they must maintain a 2.0 or higher academic GPA. DeeAnn went above and beyond to meet those criteria, distinguishing herself as the best-qualified student and ended up walking away the winner of the scholarship! Everyone at INTEGRIS is very proud of her accomplishment as she continues her education through ICC! Below you will find a picture of DeeAnn and Robert Brucker, a nephew of Mr. Webber, at the scholarship ceremony for ICC.
Here’s a little background on who Warren M. Webber was. Warren was born in Arrowhead, IL (1920-2013), he was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, and was employed in the Department of Commerce in Washington D.C. immediately after his graduation. He also was an officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After his service, he joined the Commercial National Bank of Peoria in 1947, headed its trust department for many years and retired as Executive Vice President of the bank in 1983. Mr. Webber was a member of many organizations and boards in the Peoria area. Some of those organizations/committees include:
- Director of Commercial National Bank and Arrowsmith State Bank
- Director of The Children’s Home
- Commissioner of the Peoria Civic Center Authority
- President of Detweiller Trust
- President of the Peoria Symphony Foundation
- President of the former Advisory Board of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis
- Director and Trustee of the Peoria YMCA
- Director of the Tri-County River Front Action Forum
- Director to the Peoria Area Community Foundation
Some of the boards on which Mr. Webber served include:
- Peoria’s University Club
- The Creve Coeur Club
- The Country Club of Peoria
- Member of Illinois Valley Yacht and Canoe Club
As you can tell by this list, he was a pretty important and involved guy within the Greater Peoria area while he was alive. Once again, we are very proud of DeeAnn’s accomplishment! After DeeAnn is finished at Illinois Central College, she plans on attending either Bradley University here in Peoria or head over to Bloomington-Normal, IL to attend Illinois State University to continue her education. Once again, we are very proud of DeeAnn’s accomplishment! If you want to congratulate her, head on over to her LinkedIn Profile and give her your best!
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