Pair of Redbirds beat the Olympic odds

Aisha Praught Leer and Jada Stinson.

The odds of becoming an Olympian, according to past president and co-founder of the International Society of Olympic Historians Bill Mallon, is roughly 1 in 500,000.

Class Notes: Summer 2021

State Farm Hall of Business

Keep up with what fellow alumni are doing by reading our class notes for the summer 2021 alumni magazine issue.

Where are they now? Kate Del Fava ’20

Kate Del Fava

Former Bone Scholar Kate Del Fava ’20 may attend veterinary school someday, just as she intended to do after graduating in May 2020 as a pre-veterinarian medicine and animal sciences double major. But the new Kansas City team of the National Women’s Soccer League is glad those plans are on hold for now.

Love for nature, research leads to apprenticeship at Yew Dell Botanical Garden

Allison Morgan, left, leads guided tours through the gardens' pollinator meadow at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens.

Illinois State alum Allison Morgan ’21 has always loved science. Morgan has been apprenticing at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens near Louisville, Kentucky, since graduating in May with a degree in biology with a conservation biology sequence from Illinois State’s School of Biological Sciences. She had transferred to the University as a junior.