Oct 03, 2017
Andrew Tecson accepts Alumni Achievement Medal Award from Riverside Brookfield Township High School
Each year Riverside Brookfield Township High School (RBHS) chooses a select group of alumni to honor with an Alumni Achievement Medal Award. This year, Andrew Tecson, president of Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., is part of that group.
Recipients are alumni recognized for their high level of contribution in a professional, athletic, governmental, civic or fine arts field; have demonstrated an act of heroism or bravery; or for their involvement in community service endeavors. In addition, they must have consistently demonstrated that they have the highest moral and ethical standards.
A graduate of the class of 1973, Tecson went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor degree from University of Chicago Law School. After successfully establishing his law practice, Tecson was among 11 attorneys—his father Joseph Tecson included—to found the law firm Chuhak & Tecson, now in its 30th year. Tecson has been president for a decade and is also the practice group leader for two of the firm’s 12 practice groups—Healthcare and Not for Profit & Mission-Based Organizations.
A dedicated philanthropist, Tecson has served on numerous boards and has been instrumental in raising funds for organizations he is passionate about. Additionally, he and his wife Nancy Hagen founded glenhagen farm retreat near Princeton, Illinois, which provides a rustic camping experience to youth groups and people of all ages in support of the stewardship of God’s creation.
Tecson’s passions extend to the arts, too, as he is an accomplished composer and jazz musician who plays tenor, alto and soprano sax, with five CDs to his credit. His love of a things jazz led him to found ChurchJazz where today he is the principal composer and bandleader of the ensemble that brings jazz to worship services—300 and counting—locally, throughout the country and in Germany and Slovakia in 2017. ChurchJazz ministry brings jazz to congregations, which are part of a wide range of denominations, and has made numerous radio and television appearances.
The Alumni Achievement Medal Award is the highest honor the RBHS community can bestow upon a graduate, as the recipients serve as role models to current students. Each honoree is added to the Alumni Achievement Medal wall where plaques with their pictures and biographies are placed. It is an iconic part of the school that allows students to learn the achievements of those who walked the halls before them.
Tecson joins four other alumni as the Alumni Achievement Medal Award honorees for 2017. All were recognized at a banquet held at RBHS on Thursday, Sept. 21. To read more about the award and RBHS, click here.