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Mothers Association elects Taylor Ridge woman as president

Jeff Unger, News Bureau
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Marcia Winter, Taylor Ridge, has been elected president of the Mothers Association at the University of Illinois.
Winter, 9261 141st St., is the mother of Sarah, a senior in the UI College of Communications.

Other newly elected Mothers Association officers include (EDITORS: See list.).

The election was held during the annual Moms Weekend in April at the UI. The tradition began in 1921; the UI generally is thought to have been the first university in the nation to designate a weekend honoring students’ mothers.

The association, established in 1923, works to promote a stronger relationship between the university and the citizens of Illinois.


BELLEVILLE – Linda Beys, 706 Deer Run Road, treasurer

BLOOMINGTON – Susan Hurliman, 2618 Ridge Road, board member

CARLINVILLE – Sharon Behme, 17212 Seven Hills Lane, board member

CHICAGO – Maria Ciesla, 7008 N. McAlpin, first vice president

DUNLAP – Wendy Clary, 1425 Bristol Hollow, third vice president

EVERGREEN PARK – Christine Craven, 9343 S. Richmond Ave., board member

GREENUP – Lynn Carrell, 1713 County Road, board member

LANSING – Paula Zelanik, 2120 185th St., board member

MACOMB – Kathy Perone, 1279 Rebecca Lane, board member

MAROA – Pam Wentworth, 2035 E. Wise Road, board member

MATTESON – Michelle Speaks, 3715 W. 214th St., board member

MATTOON – Merrie Henderson, 3 Manor Lane, board member

MCHENRY – Mary Jo Farrell, 514 Sunrise Drive, board member

NILES – Carmie Frey, 7939 N. Harlem Ave., board member

NORTH CHICAGO – Hai Nguyen, 3032 15th St., second vice president

SPRINGFIELD – Sena Nelson, 3401 Ridge Ave., secretary

ST. CHARLES – Jeaninne Linder, 3120 Killdeer Lane, board member

WEST UNION – Barbara Richards, 303 N. York Road, board member