Illinois State magazine

Illinois State is published quarterly for members of the Illinois State University Alumni Association.

Your feedback is appreciated. Send comments or suggestions, Class Notes, How We Met and Legacy stories, as well as Where Are They Now and Reggie Reads submissions, to Susan Blystone at, or mail to Campus Box 3420, Normal, IL 61790.

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Material may be reprinted with prior approval, provided no commercial endorsement is implied and credit is given to the author, to Illinois State University, and to Illinois State.

Illinois State staff

  • Editor-in-chief
    Susan Marquardt Blystone ’84, M.S. ’03
  • Alumni editor
    Rachel Kobus ’09, M.S. ’11
  • Lead designers
    Dave Jorgensen, M.S. ’03
    Michael Mahle
  • Designers
    Jeff Higgerson ’92
    Sean Thornton ’00, M.S. ’17
    Evan Walles ’06
  • Web editors
    Kevin Bersett, MBA ’17
    Amanda Layne
  • Photographer
    Michelle Hassel
    Lyndsie Schlink ’04
  • Production coordinator
    Tracy Widergren ’03, M.S. ’15
  • Writers
    Kate Arthur
    Nick Erickson

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