What started as a road trip ended in a decision to attend Illinois State University.

Donald Johnson ’13 stopped for gas at a Main Street convenience store and noticed the Ropp Agricultural Building across the street. He dropped in and was able to get a tour from Rob Rhykerd, chair of the Department of Agriculture. Rhykerd encouraged Johnson, a community college student at the time, to keep his grades up and apply to Illinois State University.

Johnson graduated with a degree in agriculture from the College of Applied Science and Technology on May 11. Read the full story about Johnson’s journey as an Illinois State student in The Pantagraph.