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Van Vleet Joins Alumni Programs

September 6, 2013

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MACOMB, IL - Carrie Van Vleet has joined the staff of Western Illinois University's Alumni Programs as the new assistant director, effective Aug. 26, according to Alumni Programs Director Amy Spelman.

Van Vleet, a 2003 graduate of Western Illinois University, most recently worked as an office support specialist in the WIU Department of Management and Marketing. She also previously had been a legal assistant with the law office of March, McMillan, DeJoode & Duvall, P.C. in Macomb and served as recreation supervisor at Godfrey Parks and Recreation in Godfrey, IL.

"We're pleased that Carrie has joined our staff," said Spelman. "She is well-known throughout the Macomb community, has a great deal of experience and has been very involved in the Alumni Association, as well as her alma mater, for many years."

As assistant director of alumni programs at Western, Van Vleet will coordinate, develop and plan various alumni-related events and activities, including reunions and other special programs throughout the year. In addition, she will assist in advising the Student Alumni Leadership Council and coordination of social media efforts, along with assisting with marketing efforts for the 120,000-member Alumni Association.

"I am extremely excited about joining the Alumni Programs staff here at my alma mater," said Van Vleet. "I've been involved with WIU for most of my life and look forward to helping foster lifelong relationships between the University, alumni and students."

Van Vleet has a masters degree in public administration from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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