North Central College - Naperville, IL

William Grahame Wilkin III '07

William Grahame Wilkin III is an art teacher at Aurora Christian High School. He is also recognized nationwide as an artist. Most notably, he created the original design for the POW/MIA flag, which is an American flag designed as a symbol of citizen concern about U.S. military personnel who are either prisoners of war or missing in action. He has also been an art tutor for students with severe autism, a book illustrator, newspaper cartoonist, graphic designer for major Fortune 500 companies, art director in charge of a staff of art designers, and a muralist, including five 50- by 30-foot backdrop paintings for the Paramount Theater in Aurora, IL.

He is also a member of several national art and education associations, as well as the Association of Christian Schools International Community Champions, and he serves as an instructor at the Neighborhood Art Center in Aurora, teaching art to students with disabilities.