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Publications Unit Alumni Showcase featuring Anya Malley ’17

Anya Malley ’17 is an alum of Illinois State University’s Department of English who received their Bachelor of Arts through the publishing studies program. During their time at the University, they gained hands-on experience at the Publications Unit, and now they are an associate editor at Learning for Justice.

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Publications Unit Alumni Showcase featuring Anya Malley ’17

Anya Malley ’17 is an alum of Illinois State University’s Department of English who received their Bachelor of Arts through the publishing studies program. During their time at the University, they gained hands-on experience at the Publications Unit, and now they are an associate editor at Learning for Justice.

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‘You can do this’: University College offers students a fresh start

When Amaya Sessom found herself in an academic struggle during her freshman year, the easiest path would have been to ignore the seriousness of the situation and quit. But, instead of quitting, she asked for help.

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The Richard A. Manahan Family Teaching Excellence Recognition Award rewards teaching excellence

The Richard A. Manahan Family Teaching Excellence Recognition Award was created by Dr. Richard A. Manahan and family in 1984. The award is given to a full-time Department of Educational Administration and Foundations (EAF) faculty member to recognize significant teaching quality. The recipient’s quality to, “inspire students to achieve their full learning potential both in and outside of the classroom” is a desired requirement.

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How a Black student graduation celebration broke norms and created unity at Illinois State

It was 2012. Dr. Pam Hoff, a professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations (EAF) felt discouraged. Her research was being done in isolation from others at the University, but she knew there was potential for extensive collaboration.

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Kudos To Professor Cassie Herbert

Illinois State University Philosophy Professor Dr. Cassie Herbert was recently a guest on the NPR podcast Invisibilia on the episode Friends with Benefits.

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The Edward J. Fyfe Scholarship turns first generation into family legacy

David Dhermy had been working with the Springfield Department of Rehabilitation Services in order to pay for college. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were many delays in employment that caused Dhermy to experience financial hardship.

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