Jon Pankhurst
  • Information Security & Risk Management
  • Class of 2015
  • Joliet, IL

Jon Pankhurst of Joliet was honored for excellence

2013 Nov 18

Lewis University students interested in information technology were among those recognized by the technology community for being exceptional standouts at their school. Over 200 people gathered Nov. 12 at the Chicago Cultural Center to celebrate the Illinois Technology Foundation’s 2013 Fifty for the Future® awards.

Jon Pankhurst of Joliet, Ill. was among those honored.

Fifty college students representing 15 different colleges/universities and 10 high school students representing six different high schools received the awards. In addition to receiving a recognition plaque, each student and their nominating faculty received a $1,000 training scholarship from Directions Training.

Honored Lewis University students include Jessica Dreher, Ryan Jessen, Ryan O'Keefe, Jon Pankhurst, Christopher Pelech, David Tennant, Juan Vasquez Jr. and Ian Ziarko.

The Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF) is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the development of the technology pipeline in the State of Illinois. ITF is a grassroots organization with volunteers focused on developing and retaining the best IT talent and leadership in Illinois by bringing real-world career opportunities to the classroom.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.