THANK YOU TO CARL MEYER FOR HIS SERVICE TO PARKLAND COLLEGE AND CHAMPAIGN COUNTY
(House of Representatives - June 27, 2013)

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    THANK YOU TO CARL MEYER FOR HIS SERVICE TO PARKLAND COLLEGE AND 
                            CHAMPAIGN COUNTY

  (Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois asked and was given permission to 
address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. RODNEY DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to thank Carl 
Meyer for his years of service to Parkland College and the Champaign 
County community.
  Carl originally moved to Champaign County in 1971 when he came to the 
University of Illinois to work as an assistant football coach. Years 
later, he left to work for the Universities of Arizona and Cincinnati 
before returning to Champaign County in 1992.
  In 1997, Carl was asked by then-Parkland College president Zelema 
Harris to serve as the executive director of the Parkland College 
Foundation. Throughout his 16 years with the Parkland College 
Foundation, Carl oversaw a major gifts campaign, raising more than $14 
million, as well as seeing projects like the Tony Noel Agricultural 
Technology Applications Center and the Parkland Automotive Technology 
Center go from inception to completion. This is in addition to the more 
than 140 scholarships he established and the dozens of partnerships he 
created with businesses and academic departments.
  Words can't express how much Carl means to Parkland College and 
Champaign County. I would like to thank Carl for his commitment to 
Parkland College and its students, and for his leadership in the 
community. Enjoy your retirement, Carl, and know you will be missed. 
You deserve it.

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