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    Video: Scholarship supports student’s passion for teaching

    Kelli Sanders is among more than 600 recipients of education scholarships in the past five years at Illinois State. Last year alone, there was nearly $400,000 in scholarships awarded to 129 future educators.

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    Video: Special finals week delivery from Reggie Redbird

    When you're studying for finals week, a little coffee can go a long way. That's why Illinois State's Forever Redbirds teamed up with Reggie Redbird for some special deliveries during finals week this year.

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    Video: Scholarship helps ISU student with cancer inspire others

    Textbooks are expensive, and many students work part-time jobs to pay for them. Illinois State sophomore Adebosola Akinborho can’t do that. That’s because she has cancer, and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

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    Alum’s investment will shape College of Business

    Gary Gemberling spent his career creating. He launched his own companies and used his expertise to help other businesses build their own success. Now Gemberling is turning back to his alma mater for his next creation.

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    Homeless teen is educator because of donors’ dollars

    Dakota Pawlicki would later graduate from Illinois State debt-free thanks to scholarships. Today he's an educator. "ISU felt so much like home to me because it was like the community that got me there," he says.

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University Advancement again teamed with a Redbird to gather Illinois State alumni at a reception at Discover's headquarters in Riverwoods. [Read the rest]

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Illinois State alumnus Gene Jontry pays attention to details. His meticulous form at the free throw line sealed a 94 percent free throw average, a Redbird record that still stands.  [Read the rest]

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Kelli Sanders is among more than 600 recipients of education scholarships in the past five years at Illinois State. Last year alone, there was nearly $400,000 in scholarships awarded to 129 future educators. [Read the rest]

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