The Athletics program lost its most devoted volunteer and fundraiser earlier this year. Jack “Jumbo” Currin ’71 of Bloomington died of pancreatic cancer in January, leaving a legacy as the all-time leading volunteer fundraiser in program history.
Currin served on the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund Advisory Board for more than 15 years and was a season-ticket holder to Redbird athletic events for more than 25 years. He was the 2012 recipient of the Joseph F. Warner Golden Redbird Award, which is the highest honor ISU Athletics bestows on a non-athlete.
A commercial underwriter at State Farm Insurance Companies for 42 years, Currin coached at the grade school and high school level. He mentored ISU student-athletes and advanced Athletics by helping to launch the Spread the Red marketing campaign in 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Christine, two daughters and five grandchildren.
The family appreciates memorials made to the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund. Make a donation online, email lelyons@IllinoisState.edu, or call (309) 438-5626.