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Alex Martinez

April 30, 2019


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Alex Martinez is from DePue, Illinois, and graduated from DePue High School in ‘11. While attending IVCC, he intends on pursuing an associates in arts. Alex participates in the study and research of astrology. He plans to pursue a career in law by attending university of Chicago Law School. 

Josh Woodward

April 30, 2019


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Josh Woodward is currently a student at IVCC pursing a Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and now currently resides in the Illinois Valley. He was in the United States Marine Corps for four and a half years as a Landing Support Specialist. Josh plans to move...

Ryan O’Rourke

April 30, 2019


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Ryan O'Rourke is a sophomore at IVCC. He is a journalism major who graduated from Fieldcrest High School in Minonk, Illinois. He has a deep interest in baseball, politcs, and the arts and was formerly a studio art major. He is also the secretary of the IVCC College Democrats.

Jeny Cooper

Jeny Cooper

September 6, 2018


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Jeny is a 2nd year student working on her Associates in General Studies. Originally from La Salle, she has lived in Tonica for the past 3 years. Jeny spent 10 years living in Las Vegas NV, doing work as an armed security officer, before moving back to Illinois in 2005. She has six children & one of...

Elle Bottom

September 6, 2018


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Elle Bottom is a sophomore at Illinois Valley Community College. She is majoring in communications and wants to transfer to the University of Kentucky after she graduates with her Associates degree. Elle is a host for the TV show “The Review” and is also an associate producer at Chicago Productions in Peru,...

Emma Lieser

September 6, 2018


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Emma is a first-year at IVCC, who is undecided on her major. She graduated from Ottawa Township High School where she was involved in the concert choir and varsity bowling team. In her spare time she loves to hang out with friends and family, bowl, and binge-watch shows on Netflix. She is c...

Payton Erricson

September 6, 2018


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Payton is a sophomore at IVCC. She is graduating in the spring, and then hoping to go into some part of communications. Which field she will choose is still up for debate. Payton hopes to transfer up to UIC because she needs the constant busy life that comes with living in the city. She also enjoys cooking,...

Sydney Johnson

September 6, 2018


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Sydney Johnson is a freshman at IVCC. She graduated from Ottawa Township High School where she enjoyed being in band, theatre, and poetry club. Sydney works part-time as a page at the Reddick Library. While she is not quite sure about her major, she is very interested in the English and Communications...

Matthew Klein

Matthew Klein

September 6, 2018


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Matthew Klein graduated from LaSalle-Peru Township High School in 2018 and is a freshman at Illinois Valley Community College. Although Matthew is undecided for a major, he is currently interested in business and communication related fields. Matthew is the founder of Matthew Klein Films and the Director of Online Medi...

Kaitlyn Ruppert

September 6, 2018


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Katie is a freshman at IVCC. She plans on majoring in Communications and transferring to DePaul University. She graduated from Saint Bede Academy and enjoyed participating in volleyball and softball. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family. 

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