During the 2017 season, Michael Rothmund set several UIS and NCAA records for homeruns. He led the entire NCAA (Division I, II and II) in home runs at 24 and broke the Division II single season homerun record averaging almost one home run per every two games played. He was also named the UIS Athletics Male Athlete of the Year and 1st-Team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference.
As Vince Walker puts it, first and foremost “I love basketball!” The University of Illinois Springfield junior communication major is helping lead the UIS Prairie Stars men’s basketball team during a successful start to the season. On campus, Walker is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the University Bible Fellowship and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
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.
Shane Graham is not your typical college student. At 25, the U.S. Army veteran has found a passion for acting at the University of Illinois Springfield. The communication major plays three roles in UIS Theatre’s spring production of “Almost, Maine”.
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 ‘18 Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »