Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs

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Photo and article provided by Alison McGaughey,
Public Information Specialist, University Relations. 

Katie Storm, graduate student in
Community and Economic Development

If I told you that I went to the French Pastry School Program in Chicago and that I used to work for a Parisian pastry chef, would you believe me when I say that I found a way to connect those experiences with what I have learned from work with the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs (IIRA)?

I first became interested in the Community and Economic Development (CED) program at WIU-QC after speaking with Chris Merrett, IIRA director. The program resonated with me--as a person who is interested in helping others. Read more...

Originally published in Western Magazine, Summer 2018