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Notable Alumni

Illinois State University’s alumni are accomplishing great things all over the globe. The accomplishments are more than just winning an Academy Award, starring in a major motion picture or becoming a professional athlete. There are notable alumni right in your very own neighborhood.

Illinois State University alumni have changed the lives of students in their own local school district, developed new forms of technology that have transformed the everyday living, and founded or helped with programs that have bettered the world. 

Alum Mike Zimmer tackles role as NFL’s Vikings coach article thumbnail
Alum Mike Zimmer tackles role as NFL’s Vikings coachMike Zimmer reached the coaching summit last year when he was named head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, making him the first Redbird to become a head coach in the NFL.
Video: Meet Adam Kinzinger, the only Redbird in Congress article thumbnail
Video: Meet Adam Kinzinger, the only Redbird in CongressMeet Congressman Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois State University alum who was first elected to public office while still in college.
Another Broadway run for Illinois State theatre grad article thumbnail
Another Broadway run for Illinois State theatre gradIan Barford certainly picked the right place to fall into acting. Flash-forward 30 years, and now it's Barford who's considered one of the School of Theatre and Dance's most successful graduates.
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