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Alumni Letters Help Illinois State Recruitment Efforts

Nearly 400 prospective students will receive personal letters from some dedicated alumni encouraging them to consider attending Illinois State. Members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors are using this personal touch with high school seniors with high ACT scores who have been accepted to ISU but have not yet committed to attending. The letters will highlight the quality of the educational experience at Illinois State and include some personal stories from graduates.

Don Shafer ’76, president of the Alumni Association, initiated the collaboration with ISU’s Admissions Office. “For a student who has been accepted to several universities, a personal letter from an alum might be just the extra touch needed to help them choose Illinois State,” said Shafer.

“The Alumni Association Board members are going above and beyond the call of duty by writing these letters,” said Molly (Hirt) Arnold ’83, M.S. ’86, director of Admissions. “These letters will provide a wonderful, personal touch that will help Illinois State stand out.”

For more information on this letter-writing program, please contact Alumni Services director Barbara Todd ’79, M.S. ’84.

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