Illinois State is published four times annually for donors and members of the Illinois State University Alumni Association at Alumni Center, 1101 N. Main Street, Normal, Illinois 61790-3100. Periodicals postage paid at Normal, Illinois, and at additional mailing offices.

Magazine editorial offices are located at 1101 N. Main Street, Normal, Illinois 61790-3100; telephone (309) 438-2586; facsimile (309) 438-8057; email Alumni@IllinoisState.edu. Postmaster: Send address changes to Illinois State, Illinois State University, Campus
Box 8000, Normal, IL 61790-8000.

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Magazine 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 editor
Kevin Bersett, MBA ’17

Photographers
Michelle Hassel
Lyndsie Schlink ’04

Production coordinator
Tracy Widergren ’08, M.S. ’15

Writers
Kate Arthur
Nick Erickson
John Moody