Nick Zambito came to the University of Illinois Springfield ready to be a leader. As a freshman, he helped start the Habitat for Humanity Club on campus and was recognized for outstanding leadership by the Capital Scholars Honors Program. He currently serves as the external vice president of the Student Government Association and as a mentor for the Leadership for Life Service Program.
University of Illinois Springfield psychology major Danielle Gibbs admits that she’s a “very busy person.” She is a facility lead for UIS Campus Recreation where she supervises shifts and helps plan special events at The Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC). Gibbs is the secretary, historian and a founding member of the Chi Chapter of Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc.
Patricia Mubirigi is using her personal experience to help fellow students make better decisions when choosing classes. At the University of Illinois Springfield, Mubirigi is a peer adviser and intern for the Office of Advising Services, Information, and Support (OASIS).
Jasmin Lisowski has been playing soccer since she was in kindergarten. Now, she’s living her dream playing NCAA Division II women’s soccer at the University of Illinois Springfield, while majoring in social work and psychology. On the team, she has taken on an unofficial leadership role, helping to mentor new players.
For the past three years, University of Illinois Springfield psychology major Hailey Hawkins has spent her spring break volunteering with the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) student organization. In 2017, as president of the organization, she helped to organize the trip. Hawkins and a group of 25 UIS student spent their spring break helping with eco-restoration projects along the Florida Panhandle Gulf Coast.
Hometown: Los Molinos, California Major: Psychology Future Plans: Earn a master’s degree It has always been Ashti Dawson’s goal to earn a bachelor’s degree, but being a member of the Army National Guard and a single mother has always come first. Now, 14 years after she took her first college class, she’s one semester away… Ashti Dawson ‘17 Read More »
Hometown: Wildwood, Mo Major: Psychology Future Plans: Earn a master’s degree in Psychology University of Illinois Springfield volleyball player Ashley Beaton represents NCAA Division II athletes on a national level as the student representative for the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). Beaton applied for the position after being a member of the UIS Student-Athlete Advisory… Ashley Beaton ‘17 Read More »
Hometown: Des Plaines, IL Major: Psychology Future Plans: Career as a Clinical Psychologist Psychology major LeAnna Kehl is co-director of Dance Marathon at the University of Illinois Springfield. She founded the organization to raise funds to help change the lives of children as well as to give UIS an important connection to the community. As… LeAnna Kehl ‘17 Read More »
Hometown: Springfield, IL Major: Psychology Future Plans: Earn her PGA certification and coach golf Rebbecca Ramirez has been playing golf since age 12 when her father bought her a pair of clubs at a garage sale. Now, as a member of the University of Illinois Springfield golf team, she’s played in 11 tournaments and has… Rebbecca Ramirez ‘16 Read More »
Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: Psychology Future Plans: Pursue a career in Clinical Psychology Aretha Hughes helps plan two of the biggest annual events on the University of Illinois Springfield campus. As traditions co-coordinator for the Student Activities Committee, she’s responsible for planning Homecoming and Springfest activities. The psychology major from Chicago is also vice president… Aretha Hughes ’16 Read More »