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Steve and Sandi Adams Legacy Hall of Fame, April 13

Sandi (Platta) ’67 and Steve Adams

Steve and Sandi (Platta) Adams ’67

A marketing pioneer, an advocate for fairness in the marketplace, and an award-winning author are the newest inductees to the Steve and Sandi Adams Legacy Hall of Fame at Illinois State University.

Celebrating alumni with a passion for making a difference and a commitment to excellence, the fifth annual Adams Legacy Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be Friday, April 13, in the Old Main Room of the Bone Student Center. Doors will open at 10 a.m., and the ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.

The event is free, but registration is required. Those wanting to join the celebration can register here.

2018 Inductees

headshot of Craig Gilmore wearing glasses

Craig Gilmore

Craig Gilmore
A 1973 alumnus of Illinois State, Gilmore is a retired zone director of multicultural markets for State Farm Insurance Companies. He has been active on many boards and in non-profit organizations, including 100 Black Men of Chicago, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, Chicago Council on Urban Affairs, National African American Insurance Association, Cook County State’s Attorney African-American Advisory Council, and the DuSable Museum of African American History Capital Campaign Planning Committee.
Read his full bio.


headshot of Rachel-Spangler

Rachel Spangler

Rachel Spangler
A 2005 and 2007 alumna, Spangler is an award-winning author. Her first novel, Learning Curve, won the Golden Crown Literary Award for Debut Author. She also won a Goldie for subsequent novels Trails Merge and Perfect Pairing. She is a two-time Lambda Literary Award finalist and the Alice B. Reader Award winner for 2018. Her 12th novel, In Development, will be released in May of 2018.
Read her full bio.



headshot of Dan Wagner wearing glasses

Dan Wagner

Daniel Wagner
A 1989 and 1994 alumnus, Wagner is senior vice president of government relations for The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies. As a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Wagner has been a significant advocate for the Marketplace Fairness Act. He is a board member for the Civic Federation of Chicago and active in the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, Illinois Manufacturers Association, Illinois Retail Merchants Association and the United States Chamber of Commerce.
Read his full bio.

For additional information, or for special accommodation to attend the event, contact Angell Davis of the Division of Student Affairs.


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