Beatrice Bonner ‘18

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Communication
Future Plans: Broadcast journalist

Beatrice Bonner loves to talk and inform people. Ever since working at a radio station in high school, she’s wanted to become a TV news reporter. Bonner is a communication major and a member of the Capital Scholars Honors Program at the University of Illinois Springfield. This semester, she’s taking a visual storytelling class where she’s learning what it takes to put together a story. Outside of the classroom, Bonner is the vice president and a founding member of the Alpha Phi Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She also serves as membership intake coordinator where she helps recruit and prepare new members of the sorority. Bonner says she feels well prepared for her future thanks to her UIS education. “UIS has taught me in order to be a leader you have to go and get it,” she said. “Nobody is going to sit and baby you. You have to work for it.”

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.


Posted on April 26, 2017