Mark Jackson ’87 has made a career of the unexpected; in fact, he’s made two. After graduating from Illinois State University’s College of Business with a degree in finance, Jackson had no plans for a career in the military or law enforcement, but both professions turned out to be prominent in his life story.
Illinois State University will hold its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 11, at noon in the Prairie Rooms of the Bone Student Center.
Take a moment to applaud these outstanding Illinois State University alumni.
Nick Hensley is confident that Illinois State University provides the right environment for him to make the transition from U.S. Air Force medic to nursing student this fall.
Nontraditional student. Definitions of that term vary, but most interpretations include factors like age, work and family commitments, among others. Illinois State University even offers orientation days tailored for those who fit the category. Maybe the real defining characteristic is that nontraditional students have multiple, interesting layers that add to campus life. That could be said of Walter Reeves, who is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice sciences at the age of 48.
Illinois State University Women’s Golf Coach Breanne Hall goes to a lot of golf tournaments with her Redbird team. During her recent travels a particular style of golf bag kept catching her eye, so much so that she made it her mission to learn more about it.
Ashley Marku’s years of service in the armed forces gave her a unique skill set that made her a natural choice to serve as Redbird Esports Varsity Overwatch team’s first student coach.
Brett Gillan ’02, MBA ’08 talks about his experience at Illinois State and how it formed a unique path for his future.
Five Illinois State University students, staff members, and alums share what being a service member means to them on a day dedicated to reflecting and remembering the sacrifices so many have made.
Meet some of the Redbird Legacy families who live in Central Illinois and hear why they chose to attend Illinois State University.