Tag: 2016

Daniell Bennett ‘16

Hometown: Pekin, IL Major: Chemistry Future Plans: Medical school The University of Illinois Springfield was a top choice for Daniell Bennett. Between the location, small class sizes, and opportunities for involvement and networking, she says she knew it would provide everything necessary to prepare her for medical school. Chemistry plays a large role in her… Daniell Bennett ‘16 Read More »

Liz Rupel ‘16

Hometown: Chatham, IL Major: Environmental Studies Liz Rupel is part of the student leadership team that helped to create a community garden at the University of Illinois Springfield. The garden will provide locally grown food to the campus community. Rupel is also a member of the Tau Sigma Honor Society on campus. Following graduation, she… Liz Rupel ‘16 Read More »

Moyo Adeolu ‘16

Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Broadcast journalist Chicago native Moyo Adeolu says being active and involved have made her a leader at University of Illinois Springfield. On campus, she has served as the marketing student worker for WUIS, student worker for the Office of Electronic Media, and currently works at the UIS Women’s… Moyo Adeolu ‘16 Read More »

Chetan Naik ‘16

Hometown: Goa, India Major: Management Information Systems Future Plans: Work in Supply Chain Management Chetan Naik traveled more than 8,000 miles to attend the University of Illinois Springfield. However, it wasn’t until he arrived that he found a passion for volunteer work. Naik is a graduate student majoring in Management Information Systems.

Jennifer Hickey ‘16

Major: Social Work Hometown: Dixon, IL Future Plans: Become a school social worker Jennifer Hickey has always enjoyed helping people. The University of Illinois Springfield senior is co-director of the Leadership for Life service organization and entertainment chair for Dance Marathon, an organization that raises money for the Children’s Miracle Network. She also has participated… Jennifer Hickey ‘16 Read More »

Grace Latimore ‘16

Hometown: New Orleans, LA Major: English Future Plans: Work in Media Relations Grace Latimore has learned being a leader is not always easy and that it often requires time and effort. However, the University of Illinois Springfield English major says she’s up for the challenge. Latimore is president of the UIS Black Student Union, which… Grace Latimore ‘16 Read More »

David Seidel ‘16

Hometown: Altamont, IL Major: Biology Future Plans: Become a restoration ecologist David Seidel has watched himself grow as a leader during his four years at the University of Illinois Springfield. At the same time, his passion for a career in conservation has been growing thanks to the opportunities UIS has afforded him. He is president… David Seidel ‘16 Read More »

Jamie Anderson ‘16

Hometown: Stillman Valley, IL Major: Social Work Future Plans: Earn a master’s degree When Jamie Anderson came to the University of Illinois Springfield, she never expected to be in the spotlight. However, that all changed when her ability to pay for a college education was threatened by a lack of a state budget. Anderson is… Jamie Anderson ‘16 Read More »

Asad Sohail ‘16

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan / Springfield, IL Major: Public Health Future Plans: Pursue a doctorate in podiatry medicine Asad earned his bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois Springfield and is now completing his master’s degree in public health. On campus, he is president of the Muslim Student Organization, which recently led a drive to collect clothing… Asad Sohail ‘16 Read More »

Rebbecca Ramirez ‘16

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 »

Breanna Hunt ‘16

Hometown: Chatham, IL Majors: English & Legal Studies Future Plans: Become a Lawyer Breanna Hunt has always loved music. She started singing when she was 2 years old and now leads the A Capella Choir at the University of Illinois Springfield. As the choir leader, she picks musical selections and helps mentor fellow students. She… Breanna Hunt ‘16 Read More »

Josh Lawson ‘16

Hometown: Springfield, IL Major: Legal Studies Future Plans: Attend Law School Josh Lawson wants to be a lawyer and possibly run for political office one day. At the University of Illinois Springfield, the legal studies major is getting a taste of political life as the President of the Student Government Association (SGA). Lawson is also… Josh Lawson ‘16 Read More »

Nathan Piper ’16

Hometown: Springfield, IL Major: Political Science Future Plans: Work in State Government Nathan Piper transferred to the University of Illinois Springfield his junior year to pursue a bachelor’s degree in political science. Now, as a graduate political science major, he’s serving in several leadership roles on campus. He’s the traditions co-coordinator for the Student Activities… Nathan Piper ’16 Read More »

Faith Hook ’16

Major: Sociology & Anthropology Hometown: Effingham, IL Future Plans: Attend law school Faith Hook has been playing tennis since she was 13-years-old. Her love of the game brought her to the University of Illinois Springfield to play for the Prairie Stars. Off the court, she is a member of the Mock Trial team and volunteers… Faith Hook ’16 Read More »

Hannah Cave ‘16

Hometown: Rochelle, IL Major: Global Studies Future Plans: Become an educator Global Studies major Hannah Cave was elected Student Representative to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees in April 2014. As the University of Illinois Springfield Student Trustee, Cave served as an advocate for students making sure their voices were heard when it came… Hannah Cave ‘16 Read More »

Janell Mathus ‘16

Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: Biology Future Plans: Become a medical researcher Janell Mathus is thankful for the mentors she had growing up. Now, the biology major is giving back at the University of Illinois Springfield. She volunteers several hours each week mentoring middle school students through the 4H program. She also mentors fellow college students… Janell Mathus ‘16 Read More »