What is the IHSCDEA Hall of Fame?

A bit of history is in order for some of our members who were not around when we began this Association back in 1952.  The IHSCDEA has a group of distinguished individuals recognized for their commitment and dedication to Illinois Driver Education and Traffic Safety since our inception in 1952.  For a number of years we called this elite group of individuals Honorary Life Members.  The Board of Directors decided a number of years ago to change the name of this group to the IHSCDEA Hall of Fame.
Possible candidates are nominated for their accomplishments and dedication by any current association member at the Fall Workshops throughout the state each year.  A committee of Board Members and current Hall of Fame members evaluate all the candidates submitted to determine if they meet the criteria established by our association. 

A candidate's name and resume must be submitted to the Chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee by February 15 of the year prior to the upcoming Spring Conference.

The Hall of Fame Committee recommends possible candidates to the Board of Directors at the in the spring. The board then votes on the individual for induction at the Annual Conference each spring.

Send nominations to:

The Hall of Fame Committee at this Link.
Hall of Fame Nomination Guidelines maybe helpful in completing this process.

IHSCDEA Hall of Fame Inductees
1952 - Present

Recipient Name
Dr. James Aaron
Southern Illinois University
Earl Anderson
State Board of Education
Wayne Anderson
Secretary of State
David M. Baker
Lyons Township H. S.
Dr. Robert Bates
Eastern Illinois University
Terri Biggs
Neogo H. S.
Dan Bolin
Eastern Illinois University
Harold Boyd
Oak Park River Forest High School
Frank Bridges
Southern Illinois University
Dr. Ronald Budig
Illinois State University
Don Byrom
State Board of Education
Charles Carpentier
Secretary of State
Eugenia Chapman
State Rep. - Arlington Heights
James Churchill
State Board of Education
Sam Clemente
Chicago Public Schools
Harvin Cook
ISBE & Wapella H. S.
Paul Cram
Washington H. S.
Scott Cumming
Downers Grove South H. S.
William Cushman
Dick Eckert
Elk Grove H. S.
Gov. Jim Edgar
State of Illinois
Tom Enright
Melvin Esarey
New Trier H. S.
Debra Fleck
Secretary of State's Office
Dr. A Florio
University of Illinois
Harrison Fuller
Mascoutah H. S
Victor Giovannini
Maine Township H. S.
Patricia Fix-Greene
Keller Convention Center
Dr. Frank Gruber
Northern Illinois University
Mark Gruca
Andrew H. S.
Glen Harjes
Canton High School
Warren Hastings
Bumpa-Tell, Inc.
Charles Hayes
State Rep. - Chicago
Ralph Heinz
Belleville East H.S.
Mike Hionis
Chicago Public Schools
Tom Holsen
Maine Township H.S.
Warren Huffman
University of Illinois
Ed Johnson
Chicago Public Schools
Margaret "Micky" Johnson
Glenbrook North H.S.
Brent Johnston
Hinsdale Central H.S.
Dr. Frank Kenel
Illinois State University
Dr. Norman Key
ADTSEA & Univ. of Central Missouri
Edward Klamm
Allstate Insurance
Dan Klienfeldt
Oak Park River Forest H.S.
Raymond Kracik
Lake Forest H.S.
Dick Lemoine
Morton H.S.
Gordon Linquist
Chicago Motor Club & NHTSA
Allen Lucas
State Representative - Springfield
Carl Magsamen
Maine Township H.S.
George Mathis
John Minerick
Maine Township H.S.
Mason Minnes
Urban H.S.
Dr. Amos Neyhart
Penn State Univesity
Vernon Nichol
State Supt. Of Public Instruction
Edward O'Farrell
Chicago Public Schools
Richard Ovington
Chicago Public Schools
John Papa
Lake Park H.S.
Warren Quensel
Illinois State University
Dr. Harlan Riebe
Eastern Illinois University
Dr. Dale Ritzel
Southern Illinois University
Allen Robinson
Gov. George Ryan
State of Illinois
Charles Saieva
Chicago Public Schools
Steve Scott
Lakes Community H.S.
Dan Shannon
Southern Illinois University
Matthew Sielski
Chicago Motor Club
James Smilgoff
Chicago Public Schools & ISBE
Raymond Smith
Moline H.S.
Dr. S.C. Staley
University of Illinois
Ronald Stopka
Lincolnway H.S.
Janet Strader-Oval
State Board of Education
William Stratton
32nd Governor of Illinois
Debra Twenhafel
Burlington H.S.
Frank Svarc
Chicago Board of Education
Roger Voigt
Elk Grove H.S.
Judy Weber-Jones
Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley H.S.
C.E. Welch
Springfield South East H.S.
SOS - Jesse White
Illinois Secretary of State
Larry Williams
Country Financial
James Witmer
Maine East H.S.