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Visionary estate gift will provide emergency funds for Redbirds in need

David DeMarini ’72, M.S. ’74, Ph.D. ’80, enjoyed a 36-year career as a genetic toxicologist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Decades earlier, he was a high school student competing in an annual State of Illinois forensics competition. His win in comedy reading while on Illinois State’s campus inspired his Redbird journey.

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Visionary estate gift will provide emergency funds for Redbirds in need

David DeMarini ’72, M.S. ’74, Ph.D. ’80, enjoyed a 36-year career as a genetic toxicologist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Decades earlier, he was a high school student competing in an annual State of Illinois forensics competition. His win in comedy reading while on Illinois State’s campus inspired his Redbird journey.

Estate gift commitment honors twin sisters’ art legacies

A recent estate gift commitment from Art Professor Emerita Susan Amster will further the study of art at Illinois State University. The gift honors her twin sister, Stephanie Amster, who died at age 80 on February 12, 2021. Both sisters created a legacy of teaching and inspiring as art faculty members at Illinois State.

View of the piano plate depicting the Steinway & Sons logo

Illinois State University School of Music receives All-Steinway School designation

Thanks to funding included in Wonsook Kim’s $12 million transformative gift, Illinois State University has been designated an All-Steinway School with the acquisition of 14 Steinway pianos.

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