Category: Accountancy

Ahja Howard ‘21

As president of the Student Activities Committee (SAC), Ahja Howard is responsible for planning two of the biggest and longest-running student life events at the University of Illinois Springfield each year. She also spends her time mentoring elementary school students in Springfield as a volunteer for the 4-H Mentoring Program.

Da Zhane’ Sinclair ‘19

Da Zhane’ Sinclair says the University of Illinois Springfield “feels like home” and the friends she’s made on campus are like family. Sinclair, an accountancy major, is a resident assistant (RA) on campus and mentors fellow first-generation college students as part of the Necessary Steps Program.

Yu Shao ‘18

Music has been a part of Yu Shao’s life since she was six-years-old. That’s when she first started playing the Guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument with thousands of years of history. Shao says it was her love of music that brought her to the University of Illinois Springfield where she is a Camerata Music Scholar.

Zach Steinberg ‘19

Hometown: Wildwood, Missouri Major: Accountancy Future Plans: Play basketball and become an accountant University of Illinois Springfield men’s basketball player Zach Steinberg says he’s learned that leadership is not about age, but how you overcome adversity. He’s faced many challenges not only on the basketball court, but at home. Now he’s living his dream of… Zach Steinberg ‘19 Read More »

Eli Cook ‘18

Hometown: Rochester, IL Major: Accountancy Future Plans: Become a Financial Representative Eli Cook has always wanted to attend the University of Illinois Springfield. However, it wasn’t until the school added a cross country program that he decided to transfer. The accountancy major recently won the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon in Springfield, which helped to spotlight… Eli Cook ‘18 Read More »

Grant Weber ‘17

Hometown: Silvis, IL Major: Accountancy / Economics Future Plans: Work at a CPA firm Grant Weber is president of the Student Accounting Society and the men’s club volleyball team at the University of Illinois Springfield. He is also treasurer and a founding member of the Zeta Zeta Chapter of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. He… Grant Weber ‘17 Read More »

Shannon Manfre ‘16

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL Major: Accountancy Future Plans: Become a Certified Fraud Examiner Shannon Manfre chose the University of Illinois Springfield because of its personalized feel. At UIS, she’s connected and part of the community. Shannon is a student worker for the ECCE Speaker Series and Undergraduate Education, a Capital Scholars Honors Program (CAP) mentor,… Shannon Manfre ‘16 Read More »

Caitlyn Clausen ’13

Major: Accountancy Career Plans: Works for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) University of Illinois Springfield accountancy graduate Caitlyn Clausen now works full-time as a staff accountant at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). She credits her UIS education and internship opportunities for helping her land the job. While at UIS, Clausen regularly tutored and mentored students in the… Caitlyn Clausen ’13 Read More »