Every Homecoming, the Division of Student Affairs recognizes young alumni who live the values of Student Affairs. Individuals receiving the Redbird Proud Young Alumni award remain connected to staff and faculty across campus, many of whom took the time to nominate these outstanding alumni.
The College of Education at Illinois State University will induct three alumni into its Hall of Fame on Friday, October 25, during the University's 2019 Homecoming celebration. Two Outstanding Young Alumni will also be recognized during this event.
Peace Corps volunteers serve communities worldwide in six different sectors, or kinds of jobs. The largest sector is education, which has given Illinois State graduates Max Plonczynski and Alejandra Villalobos the perfect setting to put their teaching skills to the test.
Jeffrey Waple is the vice chancellor for student affairs at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has expanded the recreation center, built new turf fields for intramurals, and created the first-ever center for diversity and inclusion.