Honors & Awards

 “My daughter is a mentor for the program and now her best friends are from the Penguin Project, both artists and mentors. She no longer sees the disabilities and realizes that everyone has their own talents.”

 

The Penguin Project is honored to have been recognized by many wonderful institutions throughout the United States.

We thank everyone who has helped out in any capacity along the way.

 

July 15, 2016
Best Theater Production for 2016 by Peoria Magazines to The Penguin Project’s production of “Singin’ In The Rain, Jr”

June 8, 2016
Ray A Neumann Citizen of the Year for 2015, presented to Dr. Andy Morgan for his work with The Penguin Project

February 3, 2016
The Dr. Samuel Robinson Award for Leadership, Commitment, and Service Toward Equity and Opportunity in Education to Playhouse in the Park (Murray, KY) from the Kentucky Department of Education for The Penguin Project

November 5, 2015
Karen Willis Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre for Social Justice/Community Change from The Kentucky Theatre Association to Playhouse in the Park for The Penguin Project

June 18, 2015
Mayor’s Arts Award for the Outstanding Event of 2014 in Lincoln, NE to Lincoln Community Playhouse for their Penguin Production of  “Annie,Jr”

September 22, 2013
2013 Award for Excellence in Children’s Theatre from the Illinois Theatre Association, presented to The Penguin Project

October 2, 2012
Community Health Award to Dr. Andy Morgan from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria for his work with The Penguin Project

May 2, 2012
2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award finalist from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts

April 28, 2012 
Hometown Hero Award to Dr. Andy and Kathy Morgan from the American Red Cross for their work with The Penguin Project

April 9, 2011
LincolnLand Legend Award to Dr. Andy Morgan from Illinois Dollars for Scholars Program for his work with The Penguin Project

June 7, 2008
Bill Houlihan Professional Award for Community Advocacy to Dr. Andy Morgan from The Children’s Hospital of Illinois for his work with The Penguin Project

August 5, 2008
Henry Hollings Award to Dr. Andy Morgan for community outreach from CHOICES program, Peoria Park District for his work with The Penguin Project

April 30, 2007
Lou Lowenkron Award for Innovative Programming to The Penguin Project for the most innovative program for individuals with disabilities in the country, from National Easter Seals

March 31, 2006
Paul Harris Fellow Award to Dr. Andy Morgan for community service from Rotary Foundation of Rotary International for his work with The Penguin Project

January 11, 2005
Award of Excellence to The Penguin Project from Music Theatre International