Reggie’s Holiday Pick 2021

Student standing in wintery snow scene wearing winter hat with ISU Reggie head logo

This holiday season, Reggie is excited to share a gift idea for you to treat yourself or your favorite Redbird. No, it’s not socks.

Rebuild the Red and White

Illinois State University Quad in the fall

To ensure that the University is prepared to continue to support students facing unexpected financial obstacles, University Advancement is encouraging all Redbird alumni and friends to help Rebuild the Red and White.

University donors mentor class of 2019 students at Greet our Grads

Front row (left to right): Judy Glaser, Bob Glaser ’58, MS. ’63, Gene Jontry ’58, Diane Jontry ’66 Back row (left to right): President Emeriti David Strand, agriculture communications and leadership major Madison Ballard, President Larry Dietz, computer science and mathematics major Basheer Becerra

“We do not get the chance, often enough, to meet with the donors who give back to the institution that gave them so much. Tonight, we are able to meet some of the men and women who did so and continue to provide today’s students with an enhanced education,” said President Larry Dietz during Greet Our Grads, a dinner for donors and class of 2019 students on Monday, April 22 in the Bone Student Center’s Old Main Room.

Preparing leaders to combat oppression

Ed Manley smiling in Alumni Center, in front of the ISU seal

When Ed Manley reached out to give back to the University, he was focused on supporting efforts to combat the oppression of any group. He found a perfect fit, supporting the College Student Personnel Administration program.

Too committed to fail

Richard Greenfield at Illinois State University

He almost failed the third grade. By the seventh grade, his teacher had given up on him, predicting he’d be lucky to make it through middle school. But Richard Greenfield, born with lead poisoning, never gave up on himself. On Saturday, he’ll graduate with a bachelor’s degree in politics and government. And this time, a