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First National Bank of Okawville President Receives KC Award

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

The President and CEO of First National Bank of Okawville has been named the Kaskaskia College Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dennis Hesker was presented the award at the college's annual awards and retirement dinner Thursday night.  

"if it hadn't been for Kaskaskia College, I would have never become a college graduate. As someone coming from limited means, it was affordable and good for someone to get acclimated...to life at a bigger college" said Hesker.

Hesker went on to earn a Bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University and has worked in community banking the past 40 years.  Hesker is extremely active in his community and has been a long time supporter of Kaskaskia College.  He's been a Director of the college's Foundation for nearly 20 years and has been instrumental in its ability to raise over $13-million over ten years.  

The college presented Distinguished Service Awards to retired Patoka Superintendent Norma Borgmann and the Reverend Dr. Ed Evans of the Centralia First United Presbyterian Church.  Both were lauded for being loyal supporters of the college as well as their work in the community.   

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