Shane Graham ‘17

Current Location: Lincoln, IL
Major: Communication
Future Goals: Work in public relations or advertising


Shane Graham is not your typical college student. At 25, the U.S. Army veteran has found a passion for acting at the University of Illinois Springfield. The communication major plays three roles in UIS Theatre’s spring production of “Almost, Maine”. While Graham did some acting in high school, this is the first time he’s ever had to memorize lines as part of a major theatrical production. Graham, who served as an infantry solider for four years and completed a combat tour in southern Afghanistan, finds acting to be therapeutic. The father and husband commutes to UIS several times a week for classes and play practice. Following graduation from UIS, Graham said he would like to find a job in the public relations or advertising field.

Leadership is lived at UIS. Every day.

 

Posted on April 11, 2017