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10 Things to Know about Barbara Cass, Online Coordinator
Barbara Cass 

Here are a few interesting things to know about Barbara Cass: She started college in her 40s. She calls herself a "business/English mutt" (???) and she's a self-proclaimed "Faulkner nerd." Most of all, she's a great example of how much online coordinators at UIS care about their students. Spend some time getting to know Barbara...

From high school dropout to valued professional
 John McMillan

John McMillan dropped out of high school when he was 15. What he has accomplished since then is a reason to celebrate what a fellow UIS online student has achieved and how online classes have helped. Read more of John's story...

My UIS Story--with a special suggestion for YOU
by Joye Williams, Online master's student, Legal Studies
Wilverlyn Joye Williams 

Here's a special post from a guest author! Joye Williams thought she had it all and then "poof!--it was gone." Her story has surprises, rare opportunities (one involving then State Senator Barack Obama) and unexpected obstacles, but as you read, you'll see how her positive outlook and humor helped her achieve so much. And she has a special suggestion for you. Read Joye's story....

Could you use some financial help to achieve your degree?
 Student at commencement

Many online students paying their own way through school don't realize they qualify for UIS scholarships. These institutional scholarships are privately funded by donors who want to invest in UIS students, and that certainly includes online students. The application deadline is 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2017. For more information and a link to the application...

Do you know what makes UIS online so special?
person speaking on a phone 

Maybe a friend asks, a neighbor or a colleague: someone who needs to fit a college degree into his or her busy life and can’t stop out to take classes on a college campus. Knowing YOU earned a degree online, this person asks—What sets UIS apart? Here's how you can answer this question...

Alumni News (Do you have any to share?)

Here are two stories of UIS online alumni that have recently appeared in the news:

Send us your own update--we'd love to hear from you.


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UIS Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service (COLRS)
by the UIS Office of Advancement,
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