Jon Welton ‘20
Hometown: Decatur, IL
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Future Plans: Become a police officer
University of Illinois Springfield student Jon Welton enjoys helping people. The Criminology and Criminal Justice major is a member of the Leadership for Life Service Organization on campus and is a private first class in the Illinois Army National Guard. Welton recently traveled to Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a group of 25 other UIS students to help clean up homes that were damaged by flooding. The students helped strip homes down to the studs, so they could dry out, and removed personal belongings damaged by the flood. Following graduation, Welton plans to become a police officer. He says his experiences at UIS are helping to prepare him for the job.
Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.
Posted on October 25, 2016