Above: Caitlin Crane (’13 CBM, MS ’15 LIS Urbana) at work in Archives and Rare Books at the Bernard Becker Medical Library.
Sometimes a mother just knows…
Sitting in a car one day with her mother, just before her first year at UIS, Caitlin Crane wondered aloud about a career.
“You should be a librarian,” her mother said.
“Ummm….” Caitlin took a moment to soften her response. “That doesn’t quite sound like me.” Continue reading
When Beverly Shannon graduated from high school, she could have chosen a simple, straightforward future: a degree from UCLA followed by a safe and satisfying career.
Instead, Beverly chose dancing, and as Robert Frost said in a famous poem about two roads diverging in a wood—choosing that less-traveled path made all the difference. Continue reading
When Mike Baracani of Oglesby, Illinois, began classes at UIS, he probably didn’t realize quite how much of a challenge it would be for him to juggle a fulltime job, commute two hours a day, be a good dad to his kids and husband to his wife, all while taking online business classes at UIS.
But he’s managed to do it all, and he’s done so with a great cause—to help people get where they want to be financially. Continue reading
LaNita Cox and her family (Photo credit: Hesed Family Photography, Kelsi Strawn)
LaNita Cox has a passion for helping others, a passion born not from joyful exploration or a compelling hobby, but born of grief and sustained by additional tragedy.
But first came raising a family and running her own business, and then a decision to enroll at UIS. Continue reading