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Show your support for the students of Parkland College by sponsoring or joining us at the following events. Call 217/351-2464 for more information.
Scholarship Reception
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Parkland College Student Union
The Parkland Society
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Harold and Jean Miner Theatre
Entrepreneur of the Year Banquet
Honoring Jeff Hartman, JSM Companies
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
I-Hotel and Conference Center
Jeff Hartman, co-founder of JSM companies, is the Parkland College Foundation 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year.  Jeff along with his brothers, Stephen and Michael collaborated started in the early 1950s after their father, Lyon Hartman, formed his own construction company. Later, as Lyon Hartman began building apartment buildings, his sons started their own companies to do the same. In 1974, the brothers formed JSM Management to manage their increasing portfolio of apartments, office buildings, and retail strip centers.
Hartman will receive the V. Dale Cozad Entrepreneur of the Year Award during Parkland's eighth annual Entrepreneur of the Year Banquet, an annual fundraiser for the Parkland College Entrepreneurial Program.

Hartman attended Southern Illinois University, Parkland College, and the University of Illinois, studying business. Today, JSM's company portfolio includes 386,000 square feet of space leased to 91 businesses, including national chains such as McDonalds, Panera, Panda Express, Urban Outfitters, Subway Sandwiches, Sherwin Williams, Chipotle, Caffe Bene, Federal Express, Starbucks, and the University of Illinois. JSM Apartments, the families' core business, has increased to more than 1,600 campus-area apartments.
Hartman has been active in such not-for-profit organizations as Campustown 2000, the Don Moyers Boys and Girls Club, Mayo Clinic Foundation, and the University of Illinois Foundation. He and wife Sarah have been married for 36 years and have three children and five grandchildren.
Parkland Gala
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Parkland College Student Union


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