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Alumni Awards: Rose M. Stadel

Alumni Achievement Award

Rose M. Stadel ’01
Vice President of Operations, Heritage Enterprises

Rose Stadel ’01 is a Licensed Practical Nurse and Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. She majored in health education and devoted 40-plus years to health care.

Stadel partnered with Mennonite College of Nursing (MCN) to develop the Joe Warner Teaching Nursing Home Project, for Alzheimer’s residents at Heritage Manor-Normal. Named in honor of her late husband, the project is an MCN and Heritage Enterprises collaboration. She also developed the Children of Aging Parents support group.

Stadel oversees resident care at Heritage Manor nursing homes of Bloomington, Normal, El Paso, and Gibson City; and Adelaide Retirement Apartments and Evergreen senior living communities.

A Certified Health Education Specialist, Stadel has taught First Aid, CPR, and nonviolent crisis intervention classes. She serves on the advisory boards of MCN, Heartland Community College, and the Maitland/Warner Long Term Care Scholarship Board.

Stadel received the Illinois Society for Public Health Educators Donald B. Stone Outstanding Service Award, the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, and was named Cornbelt Health Educators’ Association’s Health Educator of the Year. ISU’s Health Sciences Department presented her the Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship and Distinguished Alumni Award.

The Illinois State University Alumni Association will honor five award recipients during Founders Day celebrations on the 17th of this month, as well as during a dinner program. For video of this year’s awards program, visit