Where are Our Graduates?

Sherry Grable
MBA, 2017

Sherry Grable has been named a Forty Under 40 by the Springfield Business Journal.  In the July 2019 issue of the SBJ, forty leaders in Springfield and neighboring business communities are selected based on their contributions to the local business community.  This information about Sherry was published by the SBJ.

Age:  39
Occupation:  Controller and CPA at Crawford, Murphy and Tilly, Inc. (CMT)
Email:  sgrable@cmtengr.com
Education:  MBA, University of Illinois Springfield
Family: Husband Sean, parents Patty and (the late) Mike Stinson and siblings Christy Toland and Matt Stinson and their families
Affiliations/Community Activities:  Treasurer of the Springfield Old Capitol Art Fair, treasurer of my hometown church, member of my local American Legion Women’s Auxiliary , member of the Sangamon-Menard Chapter of the Well Armed Woman
What’s your guiding principle in life?  “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” I don’t know for sure if Walt Disney really said that, but I believe it is true.  We often talk too much about what we need to do or how something needs to be done instead of just digging in and getting it done.
Why did you choose your current career? After several years of working in public accounting and assisting clients with their business needs, I decided it was time to move to the other side of the desk and be a part of the private sector. At CMT, I am able to use my experience from various industries and past situations to assist with the ever-changing-ways of the business world.
What’s your greatest hope for Springfield?  That it continues to grow and thrive while retaining the feel of a small community. I would like Springfield and the surrounding communities to once again become the face of Illinois and remind outlying areas that we have a voice.

Ian Tobereman
MBA, 2011

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville University Honors Director Eric W. Ruckh, PhD, has named Ian Toberman as University Honors Program assistant director.  “As the honors program has grown, the needs of the program have developed,” said Ruckh. “This position is a response to those changing needs and challenges. The assistant director will work to diversify the program and more intentionally integrate the curricular and co-curricular aspects of the program we have built.”

“As a farm kid from a small town, I was lucky to have an honors experience that changed me and ultimately helped me find who I was–as a scholar, as a family member and as a member of a community,” Ian said. “In this new role, I hope to provide those same opportunities for students–a chance to not only critically engage their own experiences and affirm their lived experience, but also to challenge them to think beyond what is comfortable.”

Ian is a Nokomis native and graduated from the honors program at Millikin University with a bachelor’s in political science.  He earned a master’s in higher education from Miami (Ohio) University and then an MBA from UIS.  In addition to this new position, Ian will begin a term in July as president of the University Staff Senate for the 2019-20 academic year.