Oakton Community College President Margaret B. Lee is one of the newest members of the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Hall of Fame.
Lee, a Wilmette resident, was inducted during a ceremony held at College of Lake County on June 9. The ISCC Hall of Fame honors administrators, athletes, coaches, community supporters, faculty, staff and teams associated with the conference.
“President Lee has been, and is, a strong advocate of intercollegiate athletics, and involves herself both personally and professionally with our program,” said Oakton Athletics Director Bruce Oates. “In a time when many collegiate institutions have maintained the status quo or even dropped sports, Oakton has expanded its athletic program to include 19 intercollegiate sports under her tenure. In addition, (Lee) invests her personal time to serve as a mentor for several of our men’s basketball players.”
Lee, also an English professor, was appointed president of Oakton in 1995. Previously, she served as vice-president for curriculum and instruction at Oakton from 1985-95. Lee holds a doctorate and master of arts degree in English and literature from the University of Chicago.
Oakton graduate Ann Tuzson (Evanston Township) was inducted to the Hall of Fame for her accomplishments in women’s marathon and cross country.
As a Raider, Tuzson was a national marathon champion in 1995, and finished third in a national cross country meet in ’94. Tuzson also was honored as an All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association. Tuzson was simultaneously inducted into the NJCAA Region IV Hall of Fame.
Tuzson, who holds a doctorate from the University of Virginia, is a physical therapist clinician at the University of Virginia Health Science Center.
Winnetka resident Carol Davis was enshrined as a Friend of Athletics. A former vice-president at Oakton, Davis began working at the college in 1972 as a member of the student development faculty. For the last 10 years, she’s served as a part-time academic advisor for Oakton student-athletes.
“Carol is a rock of stability,” Oates said. “She is tremendously committed to the success of our student-athletes.”
Hoops signees: On the heels of a school-record, 21-win season, Oakton’s women’s basketball team welcomed three new recruits: Angelique Patterson (George Washington High School), Tara Busby (Steinmetz) and Amber Patterson-Moss (Thornton Fractional North).
Patterson, a 5-foot-10 guard, averaged 17 points as a senior en route to earning team MVP honors. Busby, a 5-11 guard, led Steinmetz in scoring last season (15.5 ppg) and also was named team MVP. Patterson-Moss, a 5-6 guard, averaged 11.5 points and a team-high 4.2 assists in 2010-11.