Tuesday, July 9, 2013

UIS grads well represented in "Forty Under 40"

Last night UIS hosted the annual Forty Under 40 reception co-sponsored by the UIS College of Business and Management, the Springfield Business Journal and Security Bank. "Forty Under 40" is a group of young Springfield professionals, selected each year because they are among our community’s best and brightest. The impressive list of honorees included 13 UIS alums and three current members of our UIS community - Dr. Nathan Steele, associate professor of Management, Dr. Ashley Kirzinger, director of the Survey Research Office in the Center for State Policy and Leadership and Sheleda Doss, who is an adjunct professor at UIS in addition to being a deputy director at the Illinois Department of  Transportation. Each of these 40 individuals has made and will continue to make contributions to our local community and I couldn’t help but have a sense of pride knowing that 16 of this year's "Forty Under 40" class have such close ties to the University of Illinois Springfield. Congratulations to all the honorees!