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We applaud these Illinois State alumni featured in the November 2018 issue.

Redbird legacy: Five sisters forge decades-long bond with ISU

The Hynd sisters include, from left, Mary Schrock ’82, Eileen Saksa ’84, Patricia Scott ’86, Karen Fitzgerald ’88, and Janet Gibson ’91. Seated is Patricia’s son, Alex, beginning his sophomore year. Not included are Cliff Schrock ’81 and Christopher Saksa ’16.

Mary (Hynd) Schrock ’82 grew up in Moline with five sisters. Four of them followed her to Illinois State, creating a strong family legacy that deepened further when two of their children also chose to attend the University. Accepted at two Iowa universities, Mary ultimately decided to study in Illinois. ISU rose to the top,