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Jay O'Brien 1978
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration from WIU; Juris Doctorate from DePaul University in 1981
Business Information: Partner at O'Brien & Somer Attorneys at Law in Mokena, Illinois
Advice for Freshman: Apply yourself from the start; good grades early make it a lot easier later.
Favorite WIU Memory: There are too many to choose just one; meeting Sue, keggers, football, TC's, lasting friendships with so many salt of the earth people.
Family Information: I met my wife Sue (Puskedra) here and we both graduated in 1978. Our son Tom played football here and graduated in 2007 (LEJA) and our daughter Maggie is in the class of 2011. Whether we realize it or not, all of us alumni are walking and talking examples of what WIU can add to a person's life. Please make sure that your non-WIU friends look at WIU for their children. You'll be doing them a favor.