Mail to the Illinois State magazine editor for February 2013:


The November Illinois State is another great issue! I particularly appreciated the article regarding elder care reform (“Aged to Perfection”).

As a student who studied communication and aging while at Illinois State and someone who works in the healthcare sector, I think educating alumni about important topics like these is critical. It is a testament to ISU’s commitment to lifelong learning and the exploration of deeper, more difficult subject matter.

Steve R. Smith ’89, M.S. ’93


This is an awesome hire (“Rules of the Game,” November 2012). You couldn’t ask for a better guy (Dan Muller ’98) to coach Redbird basketball for the long run!

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Steve Klokkenga ’97


Sad news for the University (Bowman retiring), however, health and family come first. I will miss you, President Bowman. You’ve been the best president we could ask for in these tough times. Always so positive and helpful!

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Becky Mentzer ’93, M.S. ’96

“Al Bowman has done more to elevate Illinois State University than anyone in recent memory. He has correctly assessed ISU can compete with any state university in Illinois. …Thank you, President Bowman, for adding value to my degree and for changing the landscape of Illinois State University forever. Enjoy retirement and speaking as a former student leader, I am grateful to know you. All the best.”

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Brian Bernardoni ’91

Great president, even greater man. ISU is a better institution of higher education because of his tireless determination, dedication and Redbird spirit. Go you Redbirds!

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Jeff Charnogorsky ’85