ISU female trio makes student government history

Left to right: Jada Turner, Samiat Solebo, Hannah Woody

Illinois State students Samiat Solebo, Jada Turner, and Hannah Woody made history last semester by becoming the first all-female executive ticket elected to the Student Government Association (SGA).

A Redbird’s road through adversity leads to fulfillment and success

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Corey J. Parker ’02 is one of two administrative directors for Barrow Neurological Institute Academics. Overseeing 100 people and multiple departments while managing relationships with top medical centers in the country can have its twist and turns, but Parker’s road prepared him for that.

Business alumna breaks barriers

Progressive Insurance CEO Tricia Griffith

Tricia (Thomas) Griffith’s accomplishments as chief executive officer of The Progressive Corporation are so impressive that she is the first woman named Fortune Magazine’s Businessperson of the Year.

Illinois State takes 2019 National Collegiate Sales Competition

Competitors at National Sales Competition

Looking back at a conversation they had at the beginning of spring semester, Associate Professor Duleep Delpechitre and student Andrew Grant cannot help but laugh. They had just finished a role-play sales call for a class assignment when the associate professor of marketing and professional sales asked the graduating senior if he planned to pursue a

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We applaud these Illinois State alumni featured in the March 2019 issue.