Take a moment and think about your house sisters. Which one comes to mind when you think about service to the house, the University, her profession, and her community? Please consider nominating her for the Distinguished Alumni Award. The guidelines and application are posted below. This year’s application is due to the Alumni Board by May 1, 2019. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 4-H House 805 W. Ohio, Urbana, IL 61801 Attn: Anne Hathaway
Since 2009, the 4-H House Alumni Association has presented
the 4-H House Distinguished Alumni Award to one of our outstanding alumni to
recognize contributions she has made to her community, her profession, her
sorority and/or her university. Winners
of this award are an example and a source of pride for all members of the 4-H
The 2018 4-H House
Distinguished Alumni Award winner is Meg Webster Cline.
Meg Cline graduated from the University of Illinois in 1996
with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Consumer Economics from the College of
Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). She received her
Masters in Business Administration from the University in 2009. Meg is also a Certified Financial Planner and
has been awarded a Chartered Financial Analyst Charter.
Meg lived at 4-H House for 4 years and served as Secretary,
Assistant Secretary and J-Board Chair. As
an alumnus, she served on the 4-H House Alumni Association Board from
2010-2013, was President 2011-2013 and a member of the Renovations Committee
2012-2014. Her leadership was
instrumental in expanding and redefining the qualifications to reside at 4-H
House and for setting in motion the 4-H House renovation. Meg’s determination to see 4-H House thrive
led to the kitchen remodel in 2013 and the long-term strategic plan to maintain
the house infrastructure.
Meg has been a lifetime member of the University of Illinois
Alumni Association since 1996 and a member of the Presidents Council since
is Vice President of Gift Planning and Trust Services for the University of
Illinois Foundation. Previously she was
Associate Dean for Advancement in the of College of ACES, Director of Principal
Gifts and Gift Planning Advisor as well as Executive Assistant to the President
for Development/Director of Principal Gifts at the University of Illinois
Meg has been deeply involved in her community. She is a member of P.E.O International
Sisterhood where she has served on the State Member Development Committee and
has been President – twice! Vice President, Fundraising Chair, Budget Chair,
and Treasurer. She is on the Board of the Crisis Nursery. Meg is a member and has been President, Vice
President Secretary and Treasurer of the Eastern Illinois Estate Planning
Council, a Regent and General Trustee for the Lincoln Academy of Illinois, and
a member of the Financial Planning Association and National Association for
Charitable Gift Planners.
Meg has been recipient of many awards and honors. While at the University of Illinois she was a
member of Ma-Wan-Da, Atius-Sachem. In 2002 she was named Outstanding Young
Alumni for the College of ACES. She received the MBA Class of 2009 Dean’s Award
for Highest GPA as well as the MBA Class of 2009 “Best Teammate” Award.
Meg resides in Champaign with her husband, Scott Cline and
their daughter, Anna Kate.