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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...
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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...
Emmi Chambers in graduation gown

Graduating Redbirds: Presidential Scholar finds purpose in preserving the planet

In every field—be it medicine, business, sports, the arts, etc.—someone has to lead the way. Emmi Chambers, while proud of a Redbird lineage that dates back three generations, has charted her...
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Career assistance available for graduating Redbirds and alumni

Career Services provides a variety of support to assist Redbirds in their job search and careers.
Student in graduation regalia

Career assistance available for graduating Redbirds and alumni

Career Services provides support to assist Redbirds with their job search and careers.

Career assistance available for graduating Redbirds and alumni

Career Services provides support to assist Redbirds in their job search and careers.
Taylor Denby using Hire-A-Redbird to find jobs

Graduating Redbird reflects on career journey

Taylor Denby '21 shares how making the most of every opportunity led to her career success.
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