Allyse Barnowski photo in her graduation gown

Graduating Redbirds: Redbird Legacy student strives to make a difference in the fight against climate change

Graduating senior Allyse Barnowski had several schools to choose from when she graduated high school, but the Redbird experience of someone close to her led her to Illinois State.
three students posed on campus

Graduating Redbirds: Celebrating friendship to the power of three

Transfer Day means new everything, from school to living arrangements to peers, which all equates to a certain level of stress.
Portrait of Mauricio Serrato

Graduating Redbirds: Aspiring therapist’s desire to impact lives opens new doors

Graduating senior Mauricio Serrato chose to attend Illinois State because it was affordable, close to home, and a place he had heard great things about. What he didn’t know was that he would be...
Rachel Smith standing next to Dr. Erin Mikulec

Graduating Redbirds: Congratulations, ’Dr. Sis’

Graduating doctoral students will be honored during Illinois State’s inaugural doctoral hooding ceremony Friday, December 10, in the Prairie Room of the Bone Student Center.
Students lounging on the concourse in the Bone Student Center.

Career assistance available for graduating Redbirds and alumni

Career Services provides support to assist Redbirds in their job search and careers.
student in cap and gown

Graduating Redbirds: Veteran and family man maintained perfect GPA at age 48

Nontraditional student. Definitions of that term vary, but most interpretations include factors like age, work and family commitments, among others. Illinois State University even offers...
A photo of Michelle Wexler

Graduating Redbirds: Future business leader was never alone in her college journey

Graduating senior Michelle Wexler's father died from cancer when she was 10 years old. He passed away on May 8, which falls during commencement weekend this year.
Isaac Faamoe on campus in his graduation regalia

Graduating Redbirds: Redbirds’ son finds path at ISU by lifting up peers

Bloomington-Normal native and Redbird legacy Isaac Faamoe was glad he stayed in his hometown to study exercise science at Illinois State University.
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Graduating Redbirds: Special education major embraced grief in pursuit of goals

Josie Sales' investment in herself allowed her to once again invest in others
Ikechukwu (IK) Ude

Graduating Redbirds: Aspiring nurse pursues his passion for helping others

As Illinois State senior Ikechukwu (IK) Ude prepares to move his mortarboard tassel from right to left this spring, he took a moment to look back at his time at Illinois State University and...
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