Retired from teaching since 2000, Nadine McIlwain was principal of B.F. Stanton Middle School in Alliance, served as a member of the Canton City Schools Board of Education, and had been a member of the Canton City Council. As a school principal, she implemented a series of character-building seminars held twice a month in the school cafeteria, during which students listened to a teacher or community leader discuss a "character trait of the month." McIlwain also held VISIONS, an annual conference focusing on social and interpersonal issues for middle school children. McIlwain has authored and co-authored several books, including From Ghetto to God, The Incredible Journey of NFL Star Reggie Rucker. McIlwain also published "He Was Always There," a tribute to her father that appeared in the collection, My Soul to His Spirit. Her awards include the 1983 Political Award by the National Black Women's Leadership Caucus, 1985 Woman of the Year by the American Business Women's Association, and the 1989 Liberty Bell Award by the Stark County Chapter of the American Bar Association.
1970 Malone College, B.A.