Cremin to receive Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award

Dr. Dennis Cremin to receive Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award

Published: November 2, 2015.

Dr. Dennis Cremin, professor of history and director of the Lewis University History Center, will receive the 2015 Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award Nov. 21 from the Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN) during the Huether Conference.

“Dennis is being honored as a representative of the Midwest District of the Christian Brothers. He is to be commended for his impressive work with the History Center and involvement of our students in research and historical exhibits, as well as his generous contributions to the community as a lecturer on various topics, including many on Chicago history,” Brother James Gaffney, FSC, president of Lewis University, stated.

Cremin received Lewis University’s Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award in 2014. The Naperville resident was recognized for his engagement with students, his discipleship and his impact on his students’ educational experience.

His book “Grant Park: The Evolution of Chicago’s Front Yard” earned the 2014 Russell P. Strange Book of the Year Award from the Illinois State Historical Society.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 7,000 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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