Tag: 2013

Blake Johnson ‘13

Hometown: Springfield, Illinois Future Plans: Become a teacher Blake Johnson, who recently graduated from the University of Illinois Springfield with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Anthropology, has always wanted to become a teacher. Thanks to UIS’ Project Midstate Student Support for Teaching he’ll get that opportunity. Outside of the classroom, Johnson was the Student Government Association… Blake Johnson ‘13 Read More »

Vicente Valtierra ’13

Major: Computer Science Hometown: Gary, Indiana Career Plans: Start a technology business Vicente Valtierra has a passion for helping other people. It’s that passion which led him to bring a national Hispanic Grassroots Leadership Development Program to UIS. The program is designed to bridge the gap between citizens and elected officials. His efforts have resulted… Vicente Valtierra ’13 Read More »

Ashley McClelland ’13

Major: Business Administration Business administration graduate Ashley McClelland was looking to get involved when she transferred to the University of Illinois Springfield. A friend introduced her to the UIS Alpha Phi Omega (APO) chapter, a national coed service fraternity that promotes leadership, fellowship, and service. During her senior year at UIS, she served as Fellowship… Ashley McClelland ’13 Read More »

Caitlyn Clausen ’13

Major: Accountancy Career Plans: Works for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) University of Illinois Springfield accountancy graduate Caitlyn Clausen now works full-time as a staff accountant at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). She credits her UIS education and internship opportunities for helping her land the job. While at UIS, Clausen regularly tutored and mentored students in the… Caitlyn Clausen ’13 Read More »

Dan Garcia ’13

Major: Political Science Hometown: Joliet, IL Career Plans: Work in Higher Education/Student Affairs Administration University of Illinois Springfield graduate Dan Garcia learned a lot about leadership during his four years on campus. As a student ambassador in the Admissions Office, he was one of the first faces future UIS students met. Garcia was amazed by… Dan Garcia ’13 Read More »

Haesun Chang ’13

Major: Biology Hometown: Morton Grove, IL Future Plans: Attend graduate school at UIS Haesun Chang became an expert in time management at the University of Illinois Springfield. The recent biology graduate juggled her studies with working as a resident assistant (RA) in campus housing. Her job required her to work 4 hours a week at… Haesun Chang ’13 Read More »

Jinger Sanders ’13

Major: Biology Career Plans: Attend Medical School Jinger Sanders, a recent biology graduate, never imagined the leadership opportunities she’d be offered at the University of Illinois Springfield. For the past three years, Sanders volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois. She also served as the UIS student representative to the University of Illinois… Jinger Sanders ’13 Read More »

John Tienken ’13

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 »