Professor Laura Vazquez, Northern Illinois University Department of Communication media instructor, has worked with HEAR US for 7 years on documentaries. She received NAEHCY's Distinguished Service and Leadership Award for her extraordinary efforts.
Then, in November back in Naperville, IL, Diane's work was honored by The Education Center. She received the Kids' Best Friend award, their top honor. She's pictured here with HEAR US board members Rita Sullivan, Helen Jilek OSB, and (seated) Pat Van Doren.