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LRS makes substantial gift to Illinois College
Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc. (LRS) recently awarded Illinois College $50,000 to establish two endowments that will provide long-term support for the computer science department.

Illinois College President Axel D. Steuer said, “We are grateful for this generous gift from LRS that will provide additional opportunities for our computer science students and faculty members. These new funds will also help with the college’s ongoing fundraising efforts. Any alumnus or friend of the college can donate to the two new endowments LRS has established.”

Steuer said the annual proceeds of the Information Technology Fund will be used in support of computer science faculty teaching, travel and research; laboratory equipment and software; and student activities.

The second endowment, the Student Scholarship Fund, will make a new annual scholarship available for computer science majors who meet certain academic guidelines. Director of Financial Aid Kate Taylor said her office will guide the selection of the scholarship recipients.

Based in Springfield, LRS is an international provider of innovative IT solutions with offices around the globe.

“LRS currently employs a significant number of Illinois College alumni who hold key roles in our firm. We are glad to establish an important relationship with future computer science majors,” said LRS President Dick Levi. He continued, “In addition, I feel a special bond with Illinois College because my brother is an alumnus and my father attended the college.” 
 

About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Visit www.ic.edu or call 217-245-3149 for more information.

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