Dear Alumni & Friends,

It is with great pleasure I share a message from our Vice President for Advancement and Public Services regarding the amazing accomplishments of our students this past spring. I hope you enjoy!

 Amy Spelman Signature
Amy Spelman, MS ‘98, Director of Alumn Programs


Greetings from Western Illinois University!

During my 35 years at Western, I have had the privilege of being a part of an institution that provides opportunities and experiences for students, faculty and staff to achieve greatness. However, in my many years at Western, I have not encountered so much good news generated by our students and faculty in such a short amount of time. 

During the final weeks of the Spring 2018 semester, our students presented some incredible achievements. It is with great pride and honor that we share a few of these noteworthy events in our Western alumni magazine that will be out in July. I think you will also be excited and proud over these recent accomplishments. The links to some of the many stories are below. 

As proud alumni of Western Illinois University, I ask that you share this news with your family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. If you are an educator or school administrator, please share with your students and colleagues. If you own a business, please display the magazine with pride in a prominent place so your customers can see all the great things happening at Western.

Let it be known far and wide that in spite of an incredibly challenging environment for higher education, your alma mater—Western Illinois University—continues to provide outstanding opportunities for students to achieve their goals and dreams.

Thank you and best wishes. Go Leathernecks!

Brad Bainter ‘79 MS ‘83
Vice President, Advancement and Public Services

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