Category: English

Taylor Vazquez ‘18

Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: English Future Plans: Become a librarian Even as a little girl, Taylor Vazquez knew she wanted to become a librarian. Now, the English major is getting an early start on her career goal by working as a student manager at Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield. Vazquez is a… Taylor Vazquez ‘18 Read More »

Erica Peak-Nordstrom ‘17

Hometown: Rochester, IL Major: English Future Plans: Write for a non-profit agency Erica Peak-Nordstrom helped to create a community garden at the University of Illinois Springfield after coming up with the idea in an Introduction to Sustainability class. The garden will provide locally grown food to the campus community. Peak-Nordstrom led the effort to fundraise… Erica Peak-Nordstrom ‘17 Read More »

Grace Latimore ‘16

Hometown: New Orleans, LA Major: English Future Plans: Work in Media Relations Grace Latimore has learned being a leader is not always easy and that it often requires time and effort. However, the University of Illinois Springfield English major says she’s up for the challenge. Latimore is president of the UIS Black Student Union, which… Grace Latimore ‘16 Read More »

Breanna Hunt ‘16

Hometown: Chatham, IL Majors: English & Legal Studies Future Plans: Become a Lawyer Breanna Hunt has always loved music. She started singing when she was 2 years old and now leads the A Capella Choir at the University of Illinois Springfield. As the choir leader, she picks musical selections and helps mentor fellow students. She… Breanna Hunt ‘16 Read More »

John Tienken ’13

Double major: Political Science; English Hometown: Clarendon Hills Career Plans: Law school or graduate school John Tienken served two years as the student representative to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and was the only student representative with voting power. He was the co-founder of the UIS Squash Team sport club, a group that… John Tienken ’13 Read More »