Arnold, Wilkinson to join Rock County Hall of Fame
The county board Thursday night voted to induct Eva Arnold of Turtle Township and Rob Wilkinson of Janesville into the honor hall. A ceremony is planned at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, in the Kirk Denmark Theatre in the Wells Cultural Center at UW-Rock County, 2909 Kellogg Ave., Janesville.
Here is information about the honorees from their nomination papers.
Arnold taught for 17 years at Beloit Memorial High School and taught adult education at Blackhawk Technical College as a volunteer and an employee of the college.
She has been a member of the Beloit Memorial Hospital Board, the hospital’s foundation fundraising committee and the emergency room steering committee.
At a young age, Arnold worked on her family’s farm and was the first female to show swine at the Wisconsin State Fair. She has been a participant and then an active adult volunteer with 4-H programs in Rock County and volunteered for the town of Turtle and St. Stephens Catholic Church in Clinton.
She has been a member of the Rock County Board since 1998.
State, national and local agencies have recognized Wilkinson for his dedication to community service.
Wilkinson, who is retired from the Janesville Police Department, has given his time to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, ECHO and the Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. He also has been involved with Janesville’s Labor Fest Committee, the Rock County Diversity Action Team and the Homelessness Intervention Task Force.
He has volunteered with the American Association of Retired Persons and United Way’s First Call for Help program.