Prof Stan Chu Ilo, a research professor at the Centre for Catholicism and Inter Cultural Theology at De Paul University in Chicago, USA has been selected to receive the 2021 Excellence in Public Service Award of the University.
A letter to the Nigerian/Canadian Professor, signed by Daniela S. Raicu, PhD, Associate Provost for Research says “I am very pleased to inform you that, upon the recommendation of your College and of the Public Service Council, you have been selected to receive the 2021 Excellence in Public Service Award.
“This prestigious award is a reflection of your outstanding achievement as a scholar and researcher, and of the high regard in which you are held by your colleagues”.
The award comes with a plaque at the fall convocation of the University and a token cash stipend.
Ilo who originally hailed from Achi in Oji River LGA of Enugu State, Nigeria is a Priest of the Catholic Church.
He has won many academic laurels and is the author of many books including “A Poor and Merciful Church: The Illuminative Ecclesiology of Pope Francis”
In addition to teaching at DePaul, Ilo is also a visiting professor at Tangaza University College’s Institute of Social Ministry and Mission in Nairobi, and the founder of the Canadian Samaritans for Africa, a nonprofit that works directly with African women to help them alleviate poverty.
He is also the editor of the African Christian Studies Series for Pickwick Publications, a commentator on Africa, religion, and politics for Canada Television (CTV) and Al-Jazeera; a columnist for CNN African Voices, Catholic Register and Premium Times; and a blogger for Huffington Post’s World Affairs, Religion, and Black Voices sections.