Tag: 2018

Benita Ekwonwa ‘18

Hometown: Hoffman Estates, IL Major: Liberal Studies Future Plans: Become a family doctor As a resident assistant (RA) at the University of Illinois Springfield, Benita Ekwonwa has learned many lessons about leadership. Every day she successfully juggles a full academic schedule and her duties as an RA. She is often on call 24 hours a… Benita Ekwonwa ‘18 Read More »

Destiny Ramsey ‘18

Hometown: Bloomington, IL Major: Business Administration Future Plans: Undecided Destiny Ramsey never dreamed she would be a role model, but as a NCAA Division II basketball player at the University of Illinois Springfield she is for many children in central Illinois. As a student-athlete, she regularly visits elementary and junior high schools where she speaks… Destiny Ramsey ‘18 Read More »

Miranda Swope ‘18

Hometown: Edinburg, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Career in Human Resources Miranda Swope transferred to the University of Illinois Springfield from her local community college in order to continue her postsecondary education. At UIS, she’s earning her bachelor’s degree in communication while working as a student ambassador for the Admissions Office. In that role, she… Miranda Swope ‘18 Read More »

Anthony Boyd ‘18

Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: Business Administration Future Plans: Work in business or become a Chicago firefighter Anthony Boyd serves as a role model for many first-generation college students at the University of Illinois Springfield. The Chicago native and business administration major is the first person in his family to attend college. Now, he mentors two… Anthony Boyd ‘18 Read More »

Taylor Vazquez ‘18

Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: English Future Plans: Become a librarian Even as a little girl, Taylor Vazquez knew she wanted to become a librarian. Now, the English major is getting an early start on her career goal by working as a student manager at Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield. Vazquez is a… Taylor Vazquez ‘18 Read More »

Kylah Foster-Griffin ‘18

Hometown: Richton Park, IL Major: Communication Future Plans: Work in higher education administration Kylah Foster-Griffin fell in love with the University of Illinois Springfield during a campus tour in high school. Now, the communication major is helping other students discover all that UIS has to offer as a student orientation coordinator. She and her staff… Kylah Foster-Griffin ‘18 Read More »

Rebecca Stein ‘18

Hometown: Lincoln, IL Major: Legal Studies Future Plans: Become an international lawyer with a focus in human rights Legal Studies major Rebecca Stein brings spirit to the University of Illinois Springfield as a member of the cheerleading team. She is also a member of the Asian Student Organization and the Leadership for Life service organization…. Rebecca Stein ‘18 Read More »

Eli Cook ‘18

Hometown: Rochester, IL Major: Accountancy Future Plans: Become a Financial Representative Eli Cook has always wanted to attend the University of Illinois Springfield. However, it wasn’t until the school added a cross country program that he decided to transfer. The accountancy major recently won the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon in Springfield, which helped to spotlight… Eli Cook ‘18 Read More »