Perkins, former standout Redbird golfer, taking his best shot

David Perkins swinging a golf club

Ray Kralis ’90, longtime head coach of the Illinois State University men’s golf team, is a teacher, a nurturer, and an evaluator of talent. When he recruited David Perkins ’21 out of East Peoria Community High School, he had some inkling of his potential, but Perkins exceeded his coach’s and his own expectations.

Winter Commencement 2021 recap: Your best photos, tweets, posts

A photo of the commencement stage.

Illinois State University conferred approximately 956 baccalaureate degrees and 240 graduate degrees at the Winter 2021 Commencement. This year, the University allowed Redbirds to celebrate an in-person commencement ceremony and a personalized Redbird Stage Crossing. Redbirds shared their winter commencement experiences throughout social media all weekend long. Check out this year’s round-up of some of the best tweets, Instagram posts, and photos to see why Illinois State is #RedbirdProud of our newest alums.