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Leadership lived: Vanessa PrattAs a freshman, Vanessa Pratt started the Mock Trial team at the University of Illinois Springfield. The team now competes against other universities throughout the state. On campus, Pratt is a member of the Capital Scholars Honors Program, Pre-Law Society, Model Illinois Government, the Christian...Featured Video: Leadership lived: Vanessa PrattLeadership lived: Peyton BernotAt 21-years-old, University of Illinois Springfield political science major Peyton Bernot is already applying what he has learned in the classroom as an elected official in his hometown of Benld, Illinois. Thats where he is a city alderman and chairs the finance committee. Hes also a Gillespie...Featured Video: Leadership lived: Peyton Bernot

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Aretha Hughes

Aretha Hughes helps plan two of the biggest annual events on the University of Illinois Springfield campus. As traditions co-coordinator for the Student Activities Committee, she’s responsible for planning Homecoming and Springfest activities. The psychology major from Chicago is also vice president of the Spirit Team and a member of the Black Student Union.  Read more »