Pause for applause

Brandon Thornton in his classroom

Pause to applaud these accomplished Illinois State University alumni.

Alumni royalty each other’s biggest Redbird fan

Couple in a sash and crown

A first date at the downtown Bloomington theatre led to a 68-year marriage filled with dream jobs, love, and family the Homecoming: Redbirds in Flight alumni king and queen, Frank ’51, M.S. ’59, and Jean (Strauss) ’51 Chiodo.