Hello Student Affairs Alumni and Friends

As we enter the Holiday Season the Division of Student Affairs is thankful for you, our alumni and friends. We continue to broaden our reach through this quarterly newsletter and hearing from you is one of our favorite parts. We are planning for 2017 and want to know what types of events you would attend. Please take a couple minutes to answer these few important questions (https://forms.illinoisstate.edu/forms/student_affairs_alumni_event_survey) so we can plan a great lineup of events for next year! This quarter was full of exciting news. We announced our Redbird Proud Young Alumni Recipients, hosted a Homecoming tailgate, and heard from students who received scholarships through Student Affairs, just to name a few. We hope these stories inspire you to reflect on your involvement as a student and how influential those opportunities were for you as well as share those memories with us through our Reconnect Form (http://alumni.illinoisstate.edu/survey/studentaffairs/index.php). As we head into the Holiday Season we approach a special day for Illinois State University, Tuesday November 29th. (Can you guess what this day is?) I hope you will check out my social media accounts (https://www.facebook.com/VPlevesterjohnson) that morning to hear just how exciting this day will be! I promise we will have some special surprises in store that day to spread Redbird Pride across the country. Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season and new year! LJ Dr. Levester “LJ” Johnson Vice President for Student Affairs
Levester Johnson poses with award-winners

The Division of Student Affairs is excited to recognize two outstanding young alumni as the recipients of the Redbird Proud Young Alumni Award.

Jenna Cusumano poses at a concert

The Dean of Students Office is proud to highlight our first alumni spotlight, Jenna Cusumano.

Scholarship Winners

Seniors Karli Bonges and Danielle Hall received the John Green Scholarship through Campus Dining Services.

Alumni team

A group of students—Paul Petricca ’80, Mike Schneider ’80, David Gross ’80, George T. Ralph ’81, and George R. Wundsam ’80—developed deep friendships over the love of sport and the intramural experience.