On a campus our size, you’ll get to know your classmates, and you’ll learn many of them participate in a variety of activities at UIS.
Here are a few of the faces you may see around campus:
John Tienken, Political Science B.A./English B.A.
Hometown: Clarendon Hills, IL
Activities – UIS Student Trustee to the University of Illinois Board of Trustee; founder of UIS Squash Team
Best part of going to college: Freedom. The freedom to pick my own classes and when to take them. The freedom to join or start any club. The freedom to basically do what I want with my day.
Why I chose UIS: Because of the beautiful new campus, the liberal arts focus, and the unlimited potential of students to be involved.
Favorite activities on campus: Competing with the UIS Squash Team.
Most rewarding college memory so far: Winning UIS’ awesome weeklong team competition – Springfest.
Best thing about UIS: There are no limits to what you can do.
Advice for prospective students: When you get to college, open your horizons, and get out of your dorm room!
Future goals and aspirations: I’m hoping to go to either law school or graduate school, and then who knows. I still have some time to decide.
Ryan Bouray, Accountancy, B.A.
Hometown: Pecatonica, IL
Why I Chose UIS: I chose UIS because of its sense of community and its modern facilities.
Best part of going to college: Eating Taco Bell whenever you want. But seriously, getting food whenever you want ! Awesome.
Favorite activities on campus: Springfest! It is a week-long campus-wide competition. You will never experience anything like it anywhere else.
Most Rewarding College Memory so far: Working as an intern at the McDonald’s Coporation over the summer. This experience was rewarding, because it showed me how I can apply what I learn on campus to my future career.
Advice for prospective students: Don’t hesitate to get involved. The faster you get involved, the quicker you meet new people and make your college career more rewarding.
Best Thing About UIS: The massive amount of opportunities for such a small campus.
Future Goals and Aspirations: My future plans are to work at a large accounting firm, then go to graduate school, and eventually work in financial management of a large company. Also, to own a collection of classic cars and a 42-foot sailboat nicknamed the “Aquaholik”.