Newton ’10 pays forward donors’ investment

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Neil Styczynski had considered funding a college scholarship someday. But meeting then 17-year-old Dr. Kate (Norcross) Newton ’10 made him think, “If not now, when?” Styczynski and his wife, Joan, decided to establish the Neil and Joan Styczynski Scholarship at Illinois State for transfer students who want to teach and demonstrate a financial need. Newton was the scholarship’s second recipient.

Javier Evelyn: Turning an allergy into Alerje Inc.

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When Javier Evelyn ’06 was a student at Illinois State University, he at times felt left out when dining with fellow students on campus. Still, this adversity would later motivate him to launch Alerje Inc., a Michigan-based food allergy management innovation team.

Alumni spotlight: Amanda Krueger

Amanda Krueger

Amanda Krueger graduated from the Mennonite College of Nursing in 2008 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Read more about Krueger’s journey to become a nurse and how she is making an impact, below.