Dr. Ali Riaz establishes award for exceptional graduate students

(Left to right) David Crumbaugh ‘73, donor of the Thomas E. Eimermann Professorship, Distinguished Professor Ali Riaz, and Professor Emeritus Thomas Eimermann at the inaugural Thomas E. Eimermann Professorship induction ceremony April 25, 2019.

Gifts that support Illinois State University faculty and staff often continue giving beyond the initial investment. Such was the case with the professorship that would later inspire the newly endowed Ali Riaz Graduate Student Award in the Department of Politics and Government, an annual award that will recognize the best student in Comparative Politics and International Relations.