December 2018 | Alumni Newsletter

Happy Holidays from UISHappy Holidays from UIS!

Chancellor Susan Koch takes us on a magical adventure showing the many reasons we have to celebrate. Watch this special holiday greeting.


Dr. Betsy GouletMeet Three-Time Alumna Betsy Goulet

Dr. Betsy Goulet ’83 EHS, MA ’92 EHS, DPA ’14 PAA has fought for child protection and welfare for over 30 years. Before joining UIS Public Adminstration Faculty, Betsy was the founding director of the Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center, and worked on legislation with then State Senator Barack Obama. She started the CAST certification program, which led to the creation of a Residential Simulation Lab and the mock courtroom on campus to teach students how to better protect at-risk children and families.

Mary BeaumontReaching Stellar Campaign

Reaching Stellar: The Campaign for the University of Illinois Springfield seeks to raise money from friends and alumni to add to the excellence of UIS programs for students and our wider community. This month we celebrate alumna Mary Beaumont, who has left a gift in her will for scholarships. Read Mary’s Top 5 Reasons for Supporting Scholarships.


Cap Scholars ClassNew Program Allows Students to Attend UIS Tuition-Free

This fall more high-achieving students will be able to attend UIS tuition-free thanks to a new program that will provide more than $1 million in additional scholarship funds for first-year and transfer students. Illinois’ AIM HIGH grant pilot program is designed to keep students in Illinois for their college education, increase overall Illinois college student enrollment and retention, improve Illinois college affordability and reduce student loan debt.

Chancellor Susan J. KochUIS Perspectives: Reaching Stellar Through Donor Giving

Chancellor Susan J. Koch shares what giving means to UIS donors in her recent State Journal-Register column. Speaking at the annual UIS Scholarship Luncheon a few weeks ago, Dennis Sedlak expressed the personal satisfaction he’s gained from meeting his scholarship recipients. “Whenever we give, whatever we give,” he said, “it always comes back.”

Upcoming Events Calendar

RENT Pre-Show Dinner & Conversation – Wednesday, January 30

Houston, Texas Meet & Eat Luncheon – Thursday, February 14

Dallas, Texas Meet & Eat Luncheon – Friday, February 15

Alumni Gala – Friday, February 22

Naples, Florida Network & Learn – Wednesday, March 20

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