Illinois College grad named to Forensic Science Commission


IC alumna Carrie McCrary Ward ’91 was recently appointed to the state's Forensic Science Commission.



By David C.L. Bauer

This article appeared in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Jan. 11, 2022.

An Illinois College graduate has been appointed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker to the state's Forensic Science Commission.

The commission provides guidance on forensic services and reviews the services provided.

Carrie Ward is chief executive officer of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault and works with legislators to improve policies and resources available to sexual assault victims. She also was an adult therapist for the Rape Information and Counseling Services and a case manager for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

She earned her bachelor's degree from Illinois College and a master's degree from Sangamon State University.

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, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. 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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