When Kevin Stevens CRPC® Private Wealth Advisor graduated in 1994 with a degree in finance, financial planning wasn’t a well-known career. However, the career appealed to Stevens. With 24 years of experience in financial planning, Stevens is now focused on giving back. The scholarship Kevin Stevens funded will provide five, $5,000 scholarships for Illinois State University students interested in the profession.
Three named professorships were established as part of a $12 million donation made by artist and Illinois State alum Wonsook Kim ’75, M.A. ’76, M.F.A. ’78, honorary doctorate of arts ’19, and her husband, Thomas Clement.
Thank-A-Donor Days is a Redbird tradition that began in 2017 inviting scholarship recipients to write thank you letters to their donors.
For the second year, Milner Library is pleased to offer the Dr. Thomas D. Wilson Student Assistant Scholarship to library student employees.
Illinois State University raised more than $25.1 million in private support during the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2021. It was the third highest private support total in university history.
Private support from the Owen Foundation and joyce gillie gossom ’78 accelerates opportunity across the College of Education.
Tony Nicolalde has to pause a Zoom meeting to help his mom make an appointment. That’s because he is hearing and his parents, both immigrants from Ecuador, are Deaf. Nicolalde is a pro at straddling dual identities. He is hearing and Child of a Deaf Adult (CODA). A first-generation American of Latino heritage, he is fluent in Spanish, English, and American Sign Language (ASL).
Kirsten Hany ’03, M.S. ’14, is like many Illinois State students as she juggles work, family, and courses in the midst of a pandemic. Hany is a full-time teacher at University High School in the Social Science Department, a part-time professor for the College of Education, and mom to Grace (age 14) and Phillip (age 12). Hany’s desire to create a welcoming and inclusive classroom for her students pushed her to pursue a doctoral degree focused on trauma informed practices in secondary classrooms. She employs an intersectional framework, meaning she seeks to understand how the intersection of students’ most salient identities influences how they experience and process trauma.
Charlotte Roberts ensured that the legacy of her brother, Politics and Government Professor Dr. Fred Roberts, lives on at Illinois State following his death on February 26, 2019.
Gifts to the Illinois Shakespeare Festival Back on the Boards project will ensure that ISF continues to produce energetic new interpretations of theatrical works with the Shakespeare canon as our inspiration.