Quad Cities Campus

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Leatherneck Success Stories

Success Story 1

Francis Ndolo '10

Rev. Francis Ndolo, a WIU Alumnus and native Kenyan, had a purpose when he arrived in the U.S. His goal was to raise money for The Catholic Diocese of Kitui and orphans in Kenya.

Program of Study: Counselor Education

Success Story 5

Kasi DeFrieze '15

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Alumnus Kasi DeFrieze graduated in May 2015 and is a grant writer for the development team of The Girl Scouts of America in Davenport, Iowa.

Program of Study: English; Minor in Sociology

Success Story 4

Maura Warner '15

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Alumnus Maura Warner graduated in May 2015 and is the Communications Coordinator with The Girl Scouts of America in Davenport, Iowa.

Program of Study: Communication; Minor in English

Success Story 2

Jasmine Babers

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Sophomore Jasmine Babers has been named one of five Peace First Prize winners.

Program of Study: Marketing


Success Story 3

Brittany Briggs '12

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities Alumnus Brittany Briggs graduated in May 2012 with a degree in elementary education.

Program of Study: Elementary Education


Success Story 5

Todd DeDekker '12

Todd DeDekker is a WIU-QC Alumni who has a heart for history. He began his career teaching social studies at the junior and high school levels. He taught for fifteen years, but decided that it was time for a career change.

Program of Study: Museum Studies

Success Story 7

Rachel Farber '16

Rachel graduated from the Graphic Communication program last spring with a Graphic Design minor, summa cum laude.

Program of Study: Graphic Communication