individuals in a parking lot

Holiday Helper program serves local children amid the pandemic

For decades, Illinois State University students, faculty, and staff have provided holiday gifts for local children through the University’s Holiday Helper program. In the midst of the...
Marla Lowenthal

Thanks to You

Marla Lowenthal ’73 has traveled the world, taught U.S. military members living abroad in Europe, and holds four advanced degrees.
Pelletier and Chicago office window.

Prescribed intervention

Mark Pelletier anticipated a rewarding career helping others in health care when he left Mennonite College of Nursing as one of few male graduates in 1981.
President Larry Dietz

Reason to celebrate

Redbirds Rising: The Campaign for Illinois State succeeded in elevating the University, transforming support for its already lofty educational standards into life-changing opportunities.
English scholar students on a Zoom call

Building on the legacy of the English family

It is no secret that technology has become essential in each of our daily lives. From Zoom meetings to virtual classes, we are spending the majority of our waking hours behind the screens of our...
Reggie Redbird, wearing a suit coat and holding a gift box

Introducing Reggie’s Holiday Pick

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your Redbird? Reggie has you covered.
Dr. René Shingles, M.S. ’86, and Mr. Stan Shingles ’82, M.S. ’88

Donors inspire a place to belong

An abiding sense of community has sustained and uplifted Stan ’82, M.S. ’88, and Dr. René Revis Shingles, M.S. ’86, throughout their lives.
Picture of Andrew Anastasia and Tracey Vogelsang

Illinois State alums help Redbirds in need through LGBTQ+ Student Support Fund

The support Andrew Anastasia ’06 received from LGBTQ+ advocates at Illinois State was essential to his success as a student and a professional. Now he is doing his part to give back to students...
The current Instructional Technology and Development Center, where the Multicultural Center is expected to open in summer 2021.

Donors honor immigrant heritage through gift to ISU’s Multicultural Center

Dr. Fariborz (Frank) Naeymi-Rad ’75, an international student to Illinois State from Iran, and Dr. Theresa A. Kepic ’73, a resident of Illinois State's first International House in fall 1970,...
Michael D. Schermer headshot

Better together: Donor’s gift inspires collaboration and community

When veteran Illinois State student affairs professional Michael Schermer was asked if he would consider supporting the University’s new Multicultural Center, the answer was an easy one. “I...