Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Colton Smith of Matherville admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Colton Smith of Matherville, a senior at Sherrard High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for the fall 2018 term.

At Sherrard High School, he is part of the student government, Drama Club and the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). He plans to major in political science at UIS.

“I’m choosing UIS because of the political opportunity, and the change that I want to see and make in the world,” he said.

Following graduation from UIS, he plans to run for political office.

The University of Illinois Springfield is proud to be one of three universities in the world-class University of Illinois System. Nearly 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 Springfield, contact the Office of Admissions at 888/977-4847 or go online at

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