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Food Science alumna finds her way back to academia

Junior year of high school, Lia sat in chemistry class, listening intently to Mr. Ahring describe the building blocks of proteins. A few hours later, she experienced this same lesson in her food science class. The connection between foods and chemistry? Amino acids. This epiphany and a sit-down pep talk with her chemistry teacher ignited a flame that would catalyze her journey to food science. 

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Meteorologist Jacob Dickey, a non-traditional teacher

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Gibson City native, WCIA meteorologist and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign alum Jacob Dickey is bringing to life his childhood dreams and using his public platform to share more than just weather.  <

Women, Money & Power online course open to public

A course at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign designed to empower women both financially and in the workforce is now being offered to the public.

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Legislative trailblazer Bradley Fritts followed an unexpected path

Representative Bradley Fritts (R-Dixon), the youngest elected member of the Illinois General Assembly, is shaping a distinctive path in his early political career.

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Sweet Success: FSHN alum turns passion into full-time cookie business

In honor of National Cookie Day, Alyssa Deolitsis reflects on kickstarting her own business with help from her degree.

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The Road to the Red Carpet

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“Ann, Ann, Ann, look over here!” In front of the spotlights and flashing cameras, Ann felt like Madonna walking down the red carpet surrounded by fellow Hollywood stars. She highlighted the experience saying, “It was like I was a celebrity. Very briefly.” 

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