Almost immediately upon my start here at Harold Washington College, I was asked to welcome Secretary of State Jesse White to our college. I asked who had arranged the visit of this illustrious guest and was told Professor Caroline Shoenberger. Shortly after that, I was asked to welcome Marc Schulman, CEO of Eli’s Cheesecake, to campus as a guest lecturer. The professor who arranged this? Professor Shoenberger.
I was beginning to think she was everywhere. Then I received this notice:
“City Colleges of Chicago proudly announces the recipients of 2011 CCC Star Award, bestowed in recognition of their efforts to enrich the student experience at CCC and make their colleges and communities better places to live and work.”
You can probably guess the first Harold Washington College recipient of the CCC Star Award – Professor Shoenberger.
Caroline sets a high bar as our first college recipient. I am in awe of what she does for us and for the community.
She runs the Immigration Project at Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc., which was founded in 1981 by two new lawyers, Executive Director Ed Grossman and Board President, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki. There are seven locations throughout Chicago, including Harold Washington College.
She has taught Business Law, Business Ethics, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, International Business and Introduction to Business courses at Harold Washington College.
Caroline is also involved in many outside activities, including:
- Co-chair of the Media Committee for the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association;
- Advisory Board Member for the Schiller, DuCanto and Fleck Family Law Center at DePaul University College of Law;
- Advisory Board Member of the Advocacy Committee of the American Heart Association;
- Member of the Catholic Committee for Immigration Reform;
- Member of the French-American Chamber of Commerce;
- Member of the Paris Sister City Committee for the City of Chicago.
In her spare time, Caroline works with Kids-in-Danger and A Silverlining Foundation on various fund-raising activities. Additionally, she participates as a Lecturer each Christmas in the Inns of Court Program in London with Loyola Law School. Her lectures usually involve a legal/business issue, such as Comparative Data Protection laws and their Impact on Marketing.
Congratulations to Professor Caroline Shoenberger. She is a role model for all of us and a most deserving recipient of this award.