Kept a secret till the end of Honors Convocation May 18, President Wilde announced Sunbir Gill as the Outstanding Senior Man.
“Sunny” has been a familiar face and respected leader on campus since his freshman year. He served as president of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) his senior year and his strong work ethic and hands-on approach to leading have been instrumental in opening the SIFE store and leading his team to the national championships for two years. A psychology major and Chinese minor, he has presented at the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research and Rall Symposium and was invited by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester to be part of its summer internship program.
His compassion for others and dedicated volunteerism has taken him to the streets of Chicago and around the world. He spent four years shepherding a SIFE project that involves working with junior high students in the Jenner Elementary Academy of the Arts in Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood to prepare them to move into high school. He developed a program that was endorsed by the school’s faculty to show students the importance of education to lifelong success.
He’s been actively involved in The Uncommon Life Movement and every Thursday he drives the school’s van loaded with students who are involved the Reading Club, a World Relief program in Aurora to help refugee students with homework and reading skills. He has taken service trips to needy areas of the world, including Guatemala, Haiti and Colombia, and found time to run the Chicago marathon and was voted Mr. NCC by his fellow students in 2009.