When Redbird Jerry Wirth ’88 was inducted into the College of Business Hall of Fame at Illinois State’s 2004 Homecoming, he had no idea the connection he made that weekend with fellow alum Mike Richard ’75 would turn into a project that would help children around the world.
More than 70 Redbirds teamed up to make a difference in Bloomington-Normal—one scoop of cereal, one bag of pasta, and one bookbag of school supplies at a time—during Illinois State University’s fourth #RedbirdImpact Day of Service, Saturday, June 11.
The College of Education and University High School received a transformational $5 million estate gift commitment from an alum who wishes to remain anonymous. The commitment is among the largest planned gifts in university history.
Chris Voelz ’70 joins the Redbird Buzz podcast to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX and to share her experiences as a physical education major, four-sport Redbird student-athlete, and women’s athletics pioneer.