The Department of Politics and Government hosted three distinguished alumni and their guests at Alumni Day on October 12 to celebrate Illinois State University’s Homecoming 2018. The honorees were Jennifer Alexander ’09, Julie Jones ’90, and Patrick Theisen ’83. They participated in different activities throughout the day and joined other distinguished alumni at a special university-sponsored lunch. In addition, Jones spoke to students enrolled in a political science class.

Alexander is the associate director of residence life at North Central College. Jones is principal attorney at the Julie Annette Jones P.C. firm and is a member of the ISU Board of Trustees. Theisen is president of KMCStrategies, which develops strategic government affairs and public policy solutions for clients in Springfield, Chicago, and Cook County.