Tag: 2016

Aerie Nguyen ’16

Hometown: Nha Trang, Vietnam Major: Masters in Business Administration (MBA) When Aerie Nguyen took the 30 hour flight from Vietnam to the United States she didn’t know what to expect. However, when she arrived at the University of Illinois Springfield she found a warm and welcoming environment.

Aretha Hughes ’16

Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: Psychology Future Plans: Pursue a career in Clinical Psychology Aretha Hughes helps plan two of the biggest annual events on the University of Illinois Springfield campus. As traditions co-coordinator for the Student Activities Committee, she’s responsible for planning Homecoming and Springfest activities. The psychology major from Chicago is also vice president… Aretha Hughes ’16 Read More »

Dominique Wilson ‘16

Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Become an educator Growing up in Chicago, Dominique Wilson never expected to travel half way around the world, let alone leave a lasting impact on a school in West Africa. In summer 2014, he traveled to The Gambia, Africa with a group of UIS students. He collected enough… Dominique Wilson ‘16 Read More »

Robyn Crutchfield ‘16

Hometown: Matteson, IL Major: Communication SUAA Chapter of the State Annuitants Association Scholarship Recipient Robyn Crutchfield wanted to make sure she was far enough away from home, but not too far when she chose the University of Illinois Springfield. “I enjoy the small school feel of UIS and the feeling of support I get here,”… Robyn Crutchfield ‘16 Read More »

Paige Polonus ‘16

Hometown: Plainfield, IL Major: Biology Future Plans: Become a physical therapist As a goalie for the UIS women’s soccer team, Paige Polonus has learned a lot about determination. In 2013, she broke her leg during the homecoming soccer game. Determined to overcome her injury, she began physical therapy. It took her 3 months before she… Paige Polonus ‘16 Read More »

Shannon Manfre ‘16

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL Major: Accountancy Future Plans: Become a Certified Fraud Examiner Shannon Manfre chose the University of Illinois Springfield because of its personalized feel. At UIS, she’s connected and part of the community. Shannon is a student worker for the ECCE Speaker Series and Undergraduate Education, a Capital Scholars Honors Program (CAP) mentor,… Shannon Manfre ‘16 Read More »

Katherine Voyles ‘16

Hometown: Woodstock, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Become an event coordinator Katherine Voyles didn’t know which major to choose when she came to the University of Illinois Springfield, but thanks to her adviser and opportunities on campus she found the perfect fit. She’s now a communication major and hopes to one day work as an… Katherine Voyles ‘16 Read More »

Ashley Bowers ’16

Hometown: Elgin, IL Major: Chemistry Future Plans: Attend medical or graduate school Ashley loves to volunteer! At the University of Illinois Springfield, she’s a member of the Leadership for Life service organization, which gives back to the Springfield community. She’s also the Chemistry Club Treasurer, and a math lab tutor. She recently spent a summer… Ashley Bowers ’16 Read More »