Alumni Reflections

Our alumni have accomplished some amazing things and continue to improve themselves and their communities around them. Read some of their inspirational stories!

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Alecia McClain

For painters, poets, and musicians in search of inspiration, no place in the world is as sought after as Paris, France. This ancient city is the home of such well known landmarks as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Moulin Rouge, and the Louvre Museum. The Louvre itself has showcased the works of some of […]

Tabatha Dragonberry

Like most people, I once found myself to be in the proverbial “fork in the road” in my career path.  I was raised in Florida and graduated with a degree in film and video production. I proceeded to move to New York City, where I worked at a major editing company in Times Square. Like […]

Christopher S. McCall

I attended Illinois Central College, (ICC) because I was fortunate enough to receive a two year scholarship in middle school.  I accepted the scholarship with mild reservations, although I was extremely grateful.  Like other students, I was hopeful of the prospects of attending a four year college away from home.  My reservations increased as I […]

Amanda Williams-Pyle

After 19 years in the restaurant industry, I have finally decided to indulge my passion for cooking by starting my own personal chef service. My love for food became clear to me with my first job at age 16 at McDonald’s in Bartonville, Illinois. It was early on that I found that I had rhythm […]