My Gift Matters Cheryl Carmack

My Gift Matters: Daughter overcomes the odds with mom’s help, then leaves amazing gift

Della Mae Burns never went to college, or even high school. But what she taught her daughter about the value of education will resonate for generations of Illinois State students.
Cheryl and Della Mae

MCN grad honors mom with Della Mae Burns Scholarship

The Della Mae Burns Scholarship was established in 2013 by Cheryl Carmack in honor of her mother, who always enjoyed learning but never had the opportunity to attend college, or even high school.