The Illinois State University Alumni Association is honored to announce the newly established Andrew Purnell Jr. Trailblazer Alumni Award as a part of the Alumni Award program.
You can hear the quiet resolve when Loralean Jordan ‘91 talks about Illinois State University attempting to “right a wrong” to the grandmother she never knew.
Read what life has been like for a young alum working as an educator during a pandemic.
As an undergraduate student at Illinois State University, Karyn Aguirre ’86 was already headed for fame.
With the passing of Andrew Purnell Jr. ’57, Redbirds share the impact he made on them and the ISU campus.
Homecoming: Redbirds in Flight, April 5-11, will celebrate with virtual or socially distanced events.
Britni Mitchell ’08 is using her voice as both an educator and a Black woman to create a Black English literature class at her high school for juniors and seniors.
Redbird Kanisha Lites ’07, a Junior Olympic (2003, 2004) baton twirler who recently learned she was the first African American feature baton twirler in the history of the Big Red Marching Machine.
Michelle (Brown) Smith ’90 recently won an international design contest sponsored by Ralph Lauren for the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic relief.
Three alums make up team