The Division of Student Affairs wrapped up another great semester and we look forward to exciting new opportunities for our alumni, students, and staff this spring!
As we ended 2017, we participated in another phenomenal Giving Tuesday at Illinois State University. We challenged our alumni, friends, students, and staff to support the Division and put on a one-of-a-kind Lip Sync Battle! I am so thankful for over 230 gifts from our generous donors, including current students who used Giving Tuesday as a catalyst to start their legacy of giving before they graduate. Also, in December, we honored this year’s Neal R. Gamsky Quality of Student Life Award recipient, Barb Dallinger. Barb has influenced generations of students during her time at ISU and we congratulate her on this great honor.
As we look forward to 2018, we are excited to see our Redbirds giving back to communities, near and far. Over 50 students recently participated in the MLK Jr. Day of Service in the Bloomington-Normal Community, and we look forward to sending hundreds of students across the country for our 18th year of Alternative Breaks at Illinois State.
We have numerous opportunities for students and alumni to get involved on campus and are excited for many upcoming programs this semester, as well as the continued progress made towards the Bone Student Center revitalization. I hope you stay up–to-date with what is happening on campus and at alumni events in your area by visiting News.IllinoisState.edu, following our social media pages, and reading this quarterly newsletter.
Levester “LJ” Johnson, Vice President for Student Affairs