Redbirds visited Springfield to advocate for higher education.

Thanks to dedicated students and alumni, citizens of the state continue to hear about the need to support higher education in Illinois.

A group of student leaders visited Springfield for a student advocacy day during the spring. They prepared by meeting with alumni, who provided training on how to present with one voice. Participants generated questions and learned lobbying practices.

Michele (Pfeilschifter) Guadalupe ’01, advocacy alliance development director for the Arthritis Foundation and ISU Alumni Association Board of Directors’ member, shared her expertise. She is confident students will impact government relations.

“I give my time to students because I feel that advocacy is of critical importance to them, as well as something they will

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