Two Illinois State students recently took part in Student Veterans Leadership Day in Springfield.

The student veteran leaders were sophomore political science major Chris Aguayo and senior recreation management major Ethan Blumhorst. At the event February 25, they were able to meet State Representative Linda Chapa LaVia and James Applegate, executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education, among other officials.

Blumhorst also served on one of the event’s panels, focusing on leadership opportunities available to student veterans on college campuses and how to create more of them.

Students in attendance also heard from Karen Anderson, executive director of the Illinois Community College Board, and Acting Director Erica Jeffries of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs.

Learn more about Student Veterans Leadership Day.