Master of Social Work (MSW) student Linda Foster, who also happens to be the superintendent of Building Services and Recycling at Illinois State, was honored February 23 with the Roy Wilkins Jr. Award from the Bloomington-Normal chapter of the NAACP.

The award is the NAACP’s highest honor in Illinois and is named after noted Civil Rights director and Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee Roy Wilkins Jr. It recognizes community service and contributions to the NAACP.Linda is a child and family practice concentration MSW student and is the current president of the local NAACP and its staff advisor for the ISU chapter. In addition to her membership in Eastern Star and leadership in Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, she is the chairperson for the Family and Community Resource Center in Bloomington. The Family and Community Resource Center is a well-respected field partner for the School of Social Work and provides valuable field experience for many of our students.

The School of Social work is very proud of Linda and all her hard work and dedication to the community.