Maura Freeman has two major leadership roles at the University of Illinois Springfield. The senior communication and English major is editor-in-chief of The Journal, the editorially independent student newspaper on campus, and is a resident assistant (RA) for the Department of Residence Life.
Hometown: Decatur, IL Major: English Future Plans: Become a writer Like many other outgoing University of Illinois Springfield students, English major Raven Wilson thrives on leadership. On campus, she works as a tutor at The Learning Hub and sings in the gospel choir. Nothing holds her back, including her blindness. She recently helped start a… Raven Wilson ‘17 Read More »
Hometown: Chatham, IL Major: English M.A. Future Plans: Become a college English professor Courtney Cox loves to express her creativity through the written word. The graduate English major is focusing on digital publishing at the University of Illinois Springfield. Cox is the managing editor of “The Alchemist Review”, the literary journal on campus, and “Uproot”,… Courtney Cox ‘17 Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »