Tag: 2015

Nick Nasuta ‘15

Hometown: Romeoville, IL Major: Social Work Future Plans: Work in a school setting Senior social work major Nick Nasuta has learned what it means to be involved on the UIS campus. For the past 3 years, Nick has been the captain of the cheerleading team. His sophomore year, Nick was the Vice President of Alternative… Nick Nasuta ‘15 Read More »

Kayla Ross ’15

Hometown: Dolton, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Career in TV broadcasting Communication and theatre major Kayla Ross is a busy undergrad at UIS. She spent time as a cheerleader and is now the captain of the UIS Dancing Stars. She also worked backstage in the UIS production of Awake and Sing. Ross was the Princess… Kayla Ross ’15 Read More »

Michael Rosenberger ‘15

Hometown: Pecatonica, IL Major: Chemistry Future Plans: Career in Public Health University of Illinois senior Michael Rosenberger honed his leadership skills gained through many campus activities and his work as a medical scribe for Scribe America at surrounding central Illinois hospitals. While at UIS, Rosenberger was the founding Vice President of the UIS Men’s Club… Michael Rosenberger ‘15 Read More »

Emma Norris ’15

Hometown: Coal City, IL Major: Biology Future Plans: Become a librarian Emma Norris never envisioned herself in a leadership position, but that changed when she came to the University of Illinois Springfield. She now works as an instruction assistant at Brookens Library and was recently elected secretary of the Biology Club. “Our school provides so… Emma Norris ’15 Read More »

Afua Amoabin ‘15

Hometown: Bolingbrook, IL Major: Biology Future Plans: Become a doctor The University of Illinois Springfield is preparing Afua Amoabin for her future by strengthening her leadership skills. The biology major is president of the African Student Association, secretary of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at UIS, and a member of the International Student Association and… Afua Amoabin ‘15 Read More »

Tyler Gansky ‘15

Hometown: Springfield, IL Major: Business Administration Future Plans: Grow his business Tyler Gansky knew there was a demand for a food delivery service in Springfield, so he took matters into his own hands. The University of Illinois Springfield business administration major started his own business called Abe’s Takeout. He hired his own employees and contracted… Tyler Gansky ‘15 Read More »

Kerry Portillo-Lopez ‘15

Hometown: Aurora, IL Majors: Business Administration & Management Future Plans: Work in the business field Kerry Portillo-Lopez is president of the Organization of Latin American Students at the University of Illinois Springfield. The group encourages leadership among Latin American students and raises awareness of their history and culture. Each year, Kerry volunteers her time to… Kerry Portillo-Lopez ‘15 Read More »

Riley Quinlan ‘15

Hometown: Algonquin, IL Majors: Political Science & Global Studies Future Plans: Pursue a master’s degree and work for the U.S. State Department Riley Quinlan loves politics! At the University of Illinois Springfield, he’s been given the opportunity to learn hands-on in the state capital. He’s involved with the Student Government Association, Model Illinois Government, Model… Riley Quinlan ‘15 Read More »

Marc Reiter ‘15

Hometown: Minonk, IL Future Plans: Obtain a master’s degree in political science Marc Reiter has always had a passion for politics. The political science major at the University of Illinois Springfield is now president of the College Democrats on campus. He’s also president of the Amnesty International group, a senator on the Student Government Association,… Marc Reiter ‘15 Read More »

Natalie To ‘15

Major: Communication Hometown: Bloomington, IL Future Plans: Attend law school or obtain a job in the marketing field Natalie To has made it her mission to boost school spirit at the University of Illinois Springfield. The communication major started the Spirit Team to encourage more students to attend UIS Athletics events. She’s also involved with… Natalie To ‘15 Read More »

Maddy Barnes ’15

Major: Human Services Hometown: Quincy, Illinois Future Plans: Manage a hospital or certify daycare programs Maddy Barnes has learned many lessons about life and leadership while attending the University of Illinois Springfield. She chose UIS because of the personal attention provided by faculty and the NCAA Division II athletics program. Living on campus, she joined… Maddy Barnes ’15 Read More »

Zehra Özkan Shahidi ’15

Hometown: Istanbul, Turkey Major: Liberal and Integrative Studies Graduate student Zehra Özkan Shahidi is working to bring an international perspective to the University of Illinois Springfield. She a graduate assistant for the UIS Office of International Student Services, president of International Student Association, president of Global Sisterhood, vice president of the Association of Graduate Employees,… Zehra Özkan Shahidi ’15 Read More »