Browse Alumni SAGE Society Oral Histories - UIS by Issue Date

  • Winkler, Arlene (2008)
    Winkler attended Sangamon State University between 1977 and 1981 to obtain a master’s degree in Gerontology. She took classes with Professors Gari Lesnoff-Caravaglia, Jeff Chesky, and Harry Berman. Winkler was a member ...

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  • Hurwitz, Ralph (2008)
    Hurwitz discusses his experience in the creation of Sangamon State University. He along with other business people and legislators (former Governors Otto Kerner and Richard Ogilvie, former Mayor Nelson Howarth, land owner ...

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  • Dickerman, Barbara D. (2008)
    Dickerman, SSU Recruiter/Admissions staff member and former SSU student discusses her experiences at Sangamon State University, having graduated in 1986. Barbara and Cullom Davis reminisce about the early days of the ...

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  • Troop, Dottie (UIS Alumni SAGE Society Oral History Project, 2008)
    Troop discusses her experiences at Sangamon State University as both a student and faculty member. She graduated in 1972 with a master’s in educational leadership and then taught in the applied study office for over 20 ...

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  • 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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  • Moy, Caryl (2008)
    Moy discusses her experiences as a professor at Sangamon State University in 1972. She helped create the counseling department and develop the Child, Family, and Community Services program. She reminisces about her ...

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  • Lohman, Carol (2008)
    Lohman was a member of the Springfield Committee for Higher Education that began meeting in 1966 to start the new university in the capitol city. The name – Sangamon State University – was selected from nominations by the ...

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  • Adorjan, Richard L. (2008)
    Adorjan, Director of Public Affairs for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 34 years discusses his decision to complete a Management degree in 1988 at Sangamon State University. He describes prior work experience ...

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  • O'Connor, Drinda (2009)
    O’Connor was a stay-at-home mom who decided to take some classes at the newly-opened Sangamon State University to finish a degree in Communication. She participated in the CLEP program and worked with two professors, Gary ...

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  • Wesley, Robert (2009)
    Robert M. Wesley, the current Executive Director for Regional Medical Programs at the SIU School of Medicine, discusses his early life and experiences at SSU from 1970-1975. Wesley received his bachelor’s from the university ...

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  • Croteau, Bob (2009)
    Croteau, Renewable Energy Conservation Manager for Springfield’s City, Water, Light, and Power (CWLP) discusses classes taken at Sangamon State University on renewable energy in pursuing his environmental studies degree. ...

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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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  • 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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  • Strom, Raymond Bruce (2009)
    Strom, a 1977 SSU graduate and former Springfield Alderman, discusses his experiences at Sangamon State University. He obtained a master’s in administration-generic that was one of the choices available as a graduate ...

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  • Davis, Cullom (2009)
    Davis, Emeritus Professor of History at SSU/UIS, retired after 39 years of teaching and at Sangamon State University and its succesor, University of Illinois at Springfield. He was hired in 1970 as a charter member of the ...

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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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  • Logan, Willis (2009)
    Logan enrolled at Sangamon State University in 1970 at the downtown registration center located in the Myers Building. He wanted to go into public service and so decided to attend the new public affairs school opening in ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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