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The Department of Politics and Government hosted distinguished alumni and their guests on Alumni Day, October 20, to celebrate Illinois State’s 2017 Homecoming.

Claudia Chavez ’05, David Forlow ’12, Joe Landgrebe ’04, David Nelson (’92), and Hugh Williams ’97, M.S. ’99, met with department faculty members. They then attended “Coffee with the Dean,” hosted by College of Arts and Sciences Dean Gregory Simpson, and later joined other distinguished alumni at a special university-sponsored lunch. In addition, Forlow spoke to students enrolled in a legal studies class and a political science class.

Chavez serves as deputy director for the Mayor’s Office of Legislative Council and Government Affairs team (LCGA) for the City of Chicago. Forlow is a first vice president in the Lake Forest office of Wells Fargo Advisors. Landgrebe is a real estate broker in the Chicago area. Nelson works as a marketing associate for an ecological services company and a substitute teacher in the McHenry/Lake County area teaching grades K–12. Williams is an attorney in Carbondale.

Several alumni visited the College of Arts and Sciences’ tailgating tent on October 21.