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.

First Year Feature allows incoming students to see campus

Preview Guide Raven Grier Bain takes a student and his family on a tour of the Quad.

Approximately 3,200 students participated in this year’s Preview activities. While the mandatory Preview sessions were moved online this year due to COVID-19, students also had the opportunity to attend one of 22 First Year Feature sessions on campus during the month of July for a half-day experience.