Browse Archives & Special Collections - UIS by Subject "Sangamon State University"

  • Dunn, Helen (2008)
    Dunn discusses her experiences attending Sangamon State University. She was a member of the first graduating class in 1972 with a major in Psychology to help her in the education field to move from being a teacher to a ...

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  • Newman, Jackie L. (2010)
    Newman, currently the Executive Director of the Springfield Housing Authority, is working on a doctorate in Public Administration at UIS. She graduated from Sangamon State University in 1991 with an undergraduate degree ...

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  • Kennedy, Jason (2010)
    Kennedy attended University of Springfield in 2001 as part of the first class of Capital Scholars. Question classes were the foundation of the Cap Scholars multidisciplinary team-taught curriculum that included “What do ...

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  • Farrington, Jess Douglas (2009)
    Farrington discusses his experiences attending classes in accountancy at Sangamon State University, graduating in 1990. He worked at Pillsbury Mills, a local manufacturing plant, that paid part of his tuition. He recalls ...

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  • Takeuchi, John M. (UIS Alumni SAGE Society Oral History Project, 2010)
    John Takeuchi, Sangamon State University’s first architect, reminisces about overseeing the physical development of the University from 1970-1976. Takeuchi remembers individuals including SSU President Robert C. Spencer, ...

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  • Nardulli, Joyce (2010)
    Nardulli, currently Vice-President for Government Relations for the Illinois Banker’s Association, discusses her Sangamon State experiences. She graduated in 1984 with an undergraduate degree in communication and went to ...

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  • Everson, Judy (2010)
    Everson discusses her experience at Sangamon State University as an English professor for over 30 years and as an administrator serving on committees to create the university infrastructure in the early years. She came ...

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  • Hasara, Karen (2009)
    Hasara, former state legislator and Mayor of Springfield, was the second person to register for classes at the newly created Sangamon State University in 1970, working for a Psychology degree and a teaching certificate to ...

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  • Millburg, Larry E. (2010)
    Millburg, currently working at Ameren in St. Louis, discusses his experiences at Sangamon State University earning an undergraduate accounting degree in 1981 after graduating from Lincoln Land Community College. Milburg ...

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  • Shiner, Larry (2009)
    Dr. Larry Shiner is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, History, and Visual Arts at the University of Illinois Springfield. From Shiner’s birth in Topeka, Kansas this oral history interview is a personal account of his ...

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  • Jordan, Leroy (2010)
    Jordan discusses his experiences at Sangamon State University both as a student as an administrator in the Innovative and Experimental Studies office as well as the Applied Studies Office. He was President of the Springfield ...

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  • Ezell, Lin (2010)
    Ezell, currently the Director of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, attended Sangamon State University in 1974 and earned a master’s degree in literature but had almost as many credits in history, citing experiences ...

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  • Farrington, Lorrie (2009)
    Farrington discusses her participation in the undergraduate interdisciplinary program in Environments & People, obtaining a teaching certificate and graduating in the first class from SSU. She returned for a Master’s in ...

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  • Price, Lynne (2010)
    Price, current director of Campus Health Services, discusses her forty year involvement, as both student and employee, with Sangamon State University and the University of Illinois at Springfield. Price discusses the ...

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  • Chapin, Nancy (2010)
    Chapin discusses attending Sangamon State University in the very beginning when grades were pass/fail or students awarded their own grades, when classes were held at the Leland Hotel in downtown Springfield, and how she ...

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  • Lynn, Naomi (2010)
    Dr. Naomi Lynn was President of Sangamon State University and Chancellor of University of Illinois Springfield from 1991 to 2001. She also served as Interim President of Lincoln Land Community College. Lynn played a ...

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  • Harris, Nina (2010)
    Harris discusses her experiences at Sangamon State University, earning her undergraduate degree in 1988 and completing a master’s in public administration when it became the University of Illinois Springfield. She recalls ...

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  • Bradley, Phil (2009)
    Bradley received a degree in Political Studies from Sangamon State in 1972, was the first student elected as University Assembly speaker, and was then hired as SSU alumni director. He recalls the first classes, held at ...

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  • Zeni, Phil (2010)
    Zeni, who worked as a senior assistant in the administration of former Illinois Governor Richard Ogilvie, discusses his educational experience at Sangamon State University in the very early years. He first attended SSU ...

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  • Blackman, Ralph (2010)
    Blackman attended at Sangamon State University in 1975 at the downtown campus in the Leland Building. He received his Masters in the Public Administration program, and participated in the Graduate Public Service Internship ...

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