Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Paul Duarte-Noe of Pana awarded two University of Illinois Springfield scholarships

Paul Duarte-Noe, a resident of Pana and global studies major at the University of Illinois Springfield, has been awarded the Martha Schiebel Harrison and James L. Lundquist Memorial Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Duarte-Noe said he has always had a passion for exploring different cultures and studying new languages.

As a high school student, he served as a student ambassador to Ashikaga, Japan. He began studying Japanese in community college and continued that path at UIS. He is currently studying abroad in Saitama, Japan.

“I am enrolled in Saitama’s renowned intensive language program, at the end of which, I plan to be certified to work in Japan,” said Duarte-Noe. “I am also volunteering for a non-profit organization called Ashinaga, which provides educational support and emotional care for orphans in Japan who have lost one or more parents due to disaster, illness or suicide.” He hopes to intern with the organization, early next year.

On the UIS campus, Duarte-Noe is involved with the International Student Association and the Asian Student Organization and works with immigration specialists as a student worker for the Office of International Student Services.

“My goal for my career is to work for the U.S. consulate in Japan,” he said.

Martha Schiebel Harrison, a UIS alumnae, and former deputy director for the Office of Public Affairs at the Illinois Department of Transportation, established a scholarship to help young people who dream of a better education. Harrison immigrated to the United States from Germany, in order to obtain a high school education.

The James L. Lundquist Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Mr. Lundquist, a long-time supporter of UIS, and former vice president of investments for A.G. Edwards.

For more information on scholarships, contact the UIS Office of Financial Assistance at 217/206-6724 or finaid@uis.edu. For a full list of scholarship opportunities visit www.uis.edu/financialaid/scholarships/. The deadline to apply for institutional scholarships is February 15, 2019.

If you are interested in creating a scholarship, please contact the UIS Office of Advancement at 217/206-6058 or giftinfo@uis.edu.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Brittany Liggins of Chicago admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Brittany Liggins of Chicago, a senior at Perspectives Leadership Academy, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. She plans to major in psychology at UIS.

At Perspectives Leadership Academy, she is part of the debate team. She says she chose UIS because of the “educational advantages.”

Following graduation, she plans to become a psychologist.

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 www.uis.edu/admissions.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Britney Law of Litchfield admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield

Britney Law of Litchfield, a senior at Litchfield Senior High School, has been admitted to the University of Illinois Springfield for Fall Semester 2019 classes. She plans to major in elementary education at UIS.

At Litchfield High, she has been involved in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) for three years and was vice president for two years. She also was a member of FFA for two years and Pop Culture Club for one year. She played on the softball team for a year.

“I decided to go to UIS because it was close to my family and gave me all the classes and opportunities I would need to become a Kindergarten teacher,” she said.

Following graduation, she plans to travel and explore the country before starting her teaching career.

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 www.uis.edu/admissions.