Redbird legacy: 3 generations of ISU ties

Redbird legacy family poses on Quad

Alan Meyer ’56 has two Illinois State legacies. One is scoring 50 points in a basketball game, creating a record broken by Doug Collins ’73. The other? He is patriarch of three generations with ISU ties.

Redbird legacy: The Taylor sisters

Taylor sisters posed at ISU

Growing up in the small Illinois community of Bartlett, the Taylor sisters wanted a warm campus where they could easily transition to college life. All three found that and so much more at ISU.

Redbird legacy: Making mom and grandma proud

Redbird Legacy mom and daughter at commencement

While Anna Riederer chose to attend the school because the University had the program she was looking for, she also knew that her mother and grandmother were proud to have another Redbird in the family.

Redbird legacy: A fourth generation of Redbirds

Redbird Legacy family Nov 2013

It’s fair to say the members of the Sampson and Stephens families swelled with pride when Andrew Sampson graduated from Illinois State in 2013, as he represents the fourth generation of Redbirds.