Jamie Anderson ‘16

Hometown: Stillman Valley, IL
Major: Social Work
Future Plans: Earn a master’s degree

Jamie Anderson LL

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.

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.

 

Posted on February 24, 2016