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WIU: Who We Are, What We Do: Carle, Horrell & Smith

March 7, 2016

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Behind the bricks and mortar, there are the people of Western Illinois University and the Macomb community.



Who I Am: Margie Carle. A resident of Macomb most of my life, I married my high school sweetheart. We raised three children and now have three beautiful grandchildren. I'm a cheerleader for things I'm passionate about, dedicated and energetic.

What I Do: I've been a member of the support staff for the College of Business and Technology Dean's Office for 27 years. Among other things, I help with the MBA, act as liaison between Stipes Hall and Facilities Management, and schedule the classrooms in Stipes Hall.

Why I Love WIU: I love the beautiful campus and the wonderful community of faculty, staff, and other support groups. I also love our students because most of them are here for an education, yet volunteer many hours to help out the Macomb community and other charities.




Who I Am: Steve Horrell. I am a graduate with a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees. I am the father of three children who are WIU alumni.

What I Do: I am the assistant principal at Lincoln School in Macomb.

Why I Love WIU: Western Illinois University has provided employment opportunities for my family before me and educational opportunities for myself, my brother, and our children.




Who I Am: Brenna Smith. I'm from Evergreen Park, Illinois. I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, a leader, a scholar. I am hard-working, determined, compassionate, and fun-loving.

What I Do: I am a student at WIU, double majoring in communication and economics, and minoring in computer-mediated communication. I am the president of my sorority, Sigma Sigma Sigma; the chief of staff for the Student Government Association; the vice president of Rho Lambda Honor Society; and a First Year Experience peer mentor and committee member.

Why I Love WIU: I love Western because it has provided me with more opportunities for personal and professional growth than I could have ever imagined. I've been challenged academically and encouraged to strive to reach my full potential. I've encountered amazing faculty and staff who are always willing to support me and who genuinely care about the person that I am and the person I want to become. I love Western because of the amazing legacy I have joined.


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