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Alum Brett Gillan uses music to help heal veterans.

Volume 21 • Number 2 • Fall 2020

Artist's representation of Brett Gillan in front of Nashville skyline.

Healing on a high note

Brett Gillan ’02, MBA ’08 talks about his experience at Illinois State and how it formed a unique path for his future.

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Fulfilling a dream

When Sandra Torres ’06 was 13 and spoke no English, her family packed up their life in their native Colombia and immigrated to the Chicago area for new opportunities.

Pelletier and Chicago office window.

Prescribed intervention

Mark Pelletier anticipated a rewarding career helping others in health care when he left Mennonite College of Nursing as one of few male graduates in 1981.

Former provost Jan Murphy and provost Aondover Tarhule.

Power of the provost

The academic component of the University experience is the most essential as it leads to graduation, yet it is rarely contemplated beyond the micro level.

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