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Kellen Blum ’22 came to Illinois College to continue his baseball career and study psychology.
From feelings of self-doubt to acceptance at three top veterinary medicine programs, Radricka Kelly-Olden ’22 found what she needed to grow and succeed at Illinois College.
At Illinois College, Emily Bone ’23 found the resources and experiences she needed to reach her goals.
All of my advisors and faculty mentors have had a huge impact on me during my time at Illinois College.
Marjori Russo ’23 said her research experience with Associate Professor of Biology Paul Hamilton ’09 was “the greatest experience” she had at Illinois College and helped prepare her for a job offer working in cell biology research at Washington University in St. Louis.
A first-generation student, Payton Spann ’23 said IC made her college experience one she will never forget.
When Emma Green ‘23 was looking for colleges near her hometown, Illinois College and its professors stood out.
“My internships helped me get hands-on experience, as well as a job after graduation.”
The minute she first stepped on campus, Katelyn Scott ’22 knew IC was the right place for her to pursue a degree in psychology.
For Patrick Combs ’22, his Illinois College experience was all about the connections he made with professors and the hands-on learning he gained in and out of the classroom.
Allyson Huffman ’22 wants to make a difference in the classroom and beyond.
“I chose IC because of the environment that I experienced when I first visited campus. Everyone was really friendly and made me feel comfortable. It didn't seem like I was going somewhere new, but rather it felt like I had already been there before.”

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