Jamie Anderson ‘16
Hometown: Stillman Valley, IL
Major: Social Work
Future Plans: Earn a master’s degree
When Jamie Anderson came to the University of Illinois Springfield, she never expected to be in the spotlight. However, that all changed when her ability to pay for a college education was threatened by a lack of a state budget. Anderson is one of nearly 700 UIS students for whom the state-supported Monetary Assistance Program (MAP) is essential for access to a college education. Since October 2015, she has spoken at press conferences, attended the governor’s state of the state speech, and testified before a house committee on higher education funding. Following graduation, Anderson plans to earn her master’s degree in social work with a concentration in child welfare.
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Posted on February 24, 2016