In 1970 three women met at Pi Beta Coop as undergraduate education students, beginning a friendship that has now spanned 40 years.

Marriages, careers, children, and miles later, the women still see each other annually—despite the fact one lives abroad. They remain grateful for the friendship built at Illinois State.

Their most recent reunion was held in late 2010 in Chicago.

They are, from left, Joy (Vandoske) Croker ’73 of Australia; and Kathy (Winke) Drews ’72 and Rosemary (Bak) Troxel ’72, both  of Chicago suburbs. Joy’s daughter, Nikki, also attended.