Greg Belizaire, of Montgomery, a senior at Yorkville High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2017 term.
At Yorkville High School, he is involved as a basketball manager and played football. He enjoys writing and had an original piece of poetry nominated for the Literary Festival.
Belizaire said he chose UIS because of its location. “It’s in the capitol and his home to many government jobs. I plan on becoming a federal agent so the opportunities and potential internships are amazing.”
He plans to seek a degree in criminology and criminal justice and hopes to become a federal agent.
The University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the world-class University of Illinois. More than 5,000 students enroll each year at UIS seeking a U of I degree in the friendly learning environment of a smaller university.
Located in the state capital, UIS has a special mission in public affairs and has produced thousands of leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
For more information on the University of Illinois, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at www.uis.edu/admissions.