Category: Communication

Miranda Swope ‘17

Hometown: Edinburg, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Career in Human Resources Miranda Swope transferred to the University of Illinois Springfield from her local community college in order to continue her postsecondary education. At UIS, she’s earning her bachelor’s degree in communication while working as a student ambassador for the Admissions Office. In that role, she… Miranda Swope ‘17 Read More »

Kylah Foster-Griffin ‘18

Hometown: Richton Park, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Work in higher education administration Kylah Foster-Griffin fell in love with the University of Illinois Springfield during a campus tour in high school. Now, the communication major is helping other students discover all that UIS has to offer as a student orientation coordinator. She and her staff… Kylah Foster-Griffin ‘18 Read More »

Carter Staley ‘16

Hometown: Springfield, IL Major: Communications Future Plans: Career in media relations Carter Staley is a communication major in the Capital Scholars Honors Program at the University of Illinois Springfield. He has worked for St. John’s Hospital in Springfield as a marketing and public relations intern as well as the UIS Office of Electronic Media as… Carter Staley ‘16 Read More »

Moyo Adeolu ‘16

Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Broadcast journalist Chicago native Moyo Adeolu says being active and involved have made her a leader at University of Illinois Springfield. On campus, she has served as the marketing student worker for WUIS, student worker for the Office of Electronic Media, and currently works at the UIS Women’s… Moyo Adeolu ‘16 Read More »

Kayla Ross ’15

Hometown: Dolton, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Career in TV broadcasting Communication and theatre major Kayla Ross is a busy undergrad at UIS. She spent time as a cheerleader and is now the captain of the UIS Dancing Stars. She also worked backstage in the UIS production of Awake and Sing. Ross was the Princess… Kayla Ross ’15 Read More »

Vanessa Pratt ‘17

Hometown: Quincy, Illinois Majors: Legal Studies & Communication Future Plans: Attend Law School As a freshman, Vanessa Pratt started the Mock Trial team at the University of Illinois Springfield. The team now competes against other universities throughout the state. On campus, Pratt is a member of the Capital Scholars Honors Program, Pre-Law Society, Model Illinois… Vanessa Pratt ‘17 Read More »

Carly Wesolowski ’17

Hometown: Naperville, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Work in Public Relations As a volleyball player at the University of Illinois Springfield, Carly Wesolowski has learned a lot about leadership on and off the court. The communication major chose UIS because of the personalized academic programs and the chance to play volleyball at an NCAA Division… Carly Wesolowski ’17 Read More »

Dominique Wilson ‘16

Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Become an educator Growing up in Chicago, Dominique Wilson never expected to travel half way around the world, let alone leave a lasting impact on a school in West Africa. In summer 2014, he traveled to The Gambia, Africa with a group of UIS students. He collected enough… Dominique Wilson ‘16 Read More »

Robyn Crutchfield ‘16

Hometown: Matteson, IL Major: Communication SUAA Chapter of the State Annuitants Association Scholarship Recipient Robyn Crutchfield wanted to make sure she was far enough away from home, but not too far when she chose the University of Illinois Springfield. “I enjoy the small school feel of UIS and the feeling of support I get here,”… Robyn Crutchfield ‘16 Read More »

Katherine Voyles ‘16

Hometown: Woodstock, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Become an event coordinator Katherine Voyles didn’t know which major to choose when she came to the University of Illinois Springfield, but thanks to her adviser and opportunities on campus she found the perfect fit. She’s now a communication major and hopes to one day work as an… Katherine Voyles ‘16 Read More »

Alicia Woodman ‘17

Majors: Legal Studies and Communication Future Plans: Become a paralegal Friends of UIS Scholarships for Students with Disabilities recipient Alicia Woodman always has a smile on her face! “I’m in a wheelchair, but that doesn’t stop me from being involved,” she says. Alicia is secretary of the Student Organization Funding Association (SOFA), a senator on… Alicia Woodman ‘17 Read More »

Natalie To ‘15

Major: Communication Hometown: Bloomington, IL Future Plans: Attend law school or obtain a job in the marketing field Natalie To has made it her mission to boost school spirit at the University of Illinois Springfield. The communication major started the Spirit Team to encourage more students to attend UIS Athletics events. She’s also involved with… Natalie To ‘15 Read More »

Brittany Henderson ’14

Major: Communication Hometown: Richton Park, IL Her effervescent personality makes her a natural as a Student Ambassador and talented student photographer interning at a Springfield advertising firm. She is also making her mark as the president of Kinky and Curly, a student organization that empowers young women of color and promotes pride in their natural… Brittany Henderson ’14 Read More »