Category: History

Richard Prebil ’14

Hometown: Naperville, IL Majors: History and Legal Studies Future Plans: Attend law school Richard Prebil wanted to attend a university where he’d be more than a number. He found that at the University of Illinois Springfield where his professors know his name. Richard is heavily involved on campus. He’s chairman of the UIS Student Activities… Richard Prebil ’14 Read More »

Bill Lear ’14

Major: History Hometown: Moline, Illinois Future Plans: Work as a museum curator Bill Lear has many titles. During the week he’s the curator of the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield, at night he’s a graduate student studying public history at the University of Illinois Springfield, and one weekend a month he’s a citizen soldier… Bill Lear ’14 Read More »

Jay Vlahon ’12

Major: History Hometown: Springfield, Illinois Career Plans: Working for the Papers of Abraham Lincoln Jay Vlahon’s passion for history helped him land a graduate assistantship with the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, located as the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. As a graduate student at the University of Illinois Springfield, Vlahon gained valuable experience handling and… Jay Vlahon ’12 Read More »