1997 Honorary Alumni Award

Cathy Early

CathyCathy E. Early was appointed to the Western Illinois Board of Trustees on March 15, 2012. She received her B.S. from Illinois State University. She has been an insurance agent for State Farm for over 25 years.

Cathy has served on the President's National Advisory Council, the WIU Foundation Board of Directors, Performing Arts Society, Athletic Advisory Board, and the College of Arts and Sciences Advancement Board. In the community, she has served on the Macomb Chamber of Commerce, the Friends Advisory Board of Tri States Public Radio, the McDonough District Hospital Development Council, and the Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation (MAEDCO) Board of Directors. Cathy has endowed a scholarship in her name that is awarded to an outstanding female student-athlete each year.