Every Homecoming, the Division of Student Affairs recognizes young alumni who live the values of Student Affairs. Individuals receiving the Redbird Proud Young Alumni award remain connected to staff and faculty across campus, many of whom took the time to nominate these outstanding alumni.

The 2019 Redbird Proud recipients include:

Aaron Von Qualen ’12, Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts, music, liberal arts, ’14 College of Education, college student personnel administration

Alana McGinty ’10, College of Arts and Sciences, political science and sociology

Brandon Thornton ’11, College of Arts and Sciences, Mathematics Teacher Education, ’16, College of Education, special education

Sarah Myers ’09, College of Arts and Sciences, communication sciences and disorders

Tyler Clark ’09, College of Arts and Sciences, history and political science

This year’s recipients have a profound appreciation for Illinois State and continue to spread Redbird spirit wherever they go. The collective is admired by others for their commitment to maintaining relationships with the people they meet and help in both their professional and volunteer work. Find out more about the recipients and their Student Affairs connections.