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In the news: 179th Illinois College Commencement


In his 10th and final commencement at Illinois College, retiring President Axel Steuer on Sunday offered four guideposts to help this year’s 205 graduating seniors lead fulfilling lives.

“Think of me today as a scout who has traveled quite a few years in front of you,” he said. “I have been over the road that lies ahead to wherever your careers may take you. And here, in short, are the guideposts I offer:

“1. Never compromise integrity and you will have a life worth living; 2. Persist in following your dreams and your dreams have a good chance of being fulfilled; 3. Commit yourself firmly to justice and the world will be better because of you; and 4. Serve the needs of others, and your life as well as theirs will be enriched.”

Steuer addressed the class of 2013 during the commencement ceremony Sunday afternoon on the college’s historic upper quadrangle.
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 about 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.

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