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Cheering on our #Leatherneck Women's Golf team and Head Coach Lia Lukkarenen as they go after their first-ever championship trophy at the Summit League Women's Golf Championship! Tournament play begins today! #LeatherneckPride

Western Illinois will tee-off alongside its seven league competitors at the Summit League Women's Golf Championship this weekend.
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The #Leatherneck defense attempted to craft a few late points, but the offense held strong for the 35-34 victory in the 2018 Bruce Craddock Memorial Spring Game. Welcome back to our #LeatherneckFootball alumni, and thank you to the many wonderful people who support #WIU and #LeatherneckAthletics. #WIUPride

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Deb Casady-Roskamp
· November 24, 2017
WIU provided me with an excellent and well-rounded education through the College of Business Honors program, with a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy. The accredited college provides me with opportu...nities to go where I want to go, and the education gave me the ability to do everything I wanted to do. I was successful obtaining a CPA certification and becoming licensed in Illinois now for 32 years. I have never been afraid to try anything new, worked in public accounting, private industry, back in public accounting, and now in a law firm. I stayed in West Central Illinois, married to another WIU graduate who is a successful farmer, and we have been able to make a wonderful life for ourselves and our family here. WIU has continued to be a very important part of our lives, as we have sent a son to Western, graduated in 2012, and become in-laws to a beautfiul daughter-in-law who is also a Western graduate. The University has been supportive of music in our schools, and our three boys have enjoyed performing at Conference and District concerts there over the last 15 years. The Psychology Department has helped us through the loss of our middle son in a tragic accident, and we owe WIU a debt of gratitude for the humanity they have shown us. Western Illinois University is excellent, and provides young people a place to grow and be successful human beings! You will not be a number at WIU, but rather, you will be given the tools to be number one at whatever you do! See More
Stephanie Brown
· October 13, 2017
I knew from the minute I stepped foot on the campus at Western that it was "home" and I had finally found the right choice for me. Even though being born and raised in Iowa I had thought for 18 years ...that I would be a Hawkeye. I learned real fast the day I toured the UofIowa campus that I was only meant for the fan section. But WIU was different. I knew it was for me immediately. I started out majoring in the athletic training program which allowed me the wonderful opportunity to meet, work with, and befriend many of the great student athletes from several different leatherneck teams including football, soccer, basketball, baseball and track & field. I eventually realized that while I truly loved working with the athletes the thought of having their lives at the mercy of my decisions in a game, among other things led me to realize that athletic training wasn't for me, 2 years into my career at Wiu. I got the letter that I would no longer be in the athletic training program 3 or 4 days before the new semester was to start while I was in Brooklyn New York on a mission trip with the Lutheran student fellowship from Wiu when my mom read me the letter from back home. Thankfully I always knew in the back of my mind my true love was broadcasting and communications/journalism. I had been minoring in broadcasting already so I called the advisor the wonderful Mr. Patrick Stout and he was able to create a small miracle and get me a full semester schedule of broadcasting classes. And he got it to where I could complete my bachelor's degree in news performance broadcasting and communication minor in just 2 more years. My experiences at WIU are priceless. All 4 years were truly life changing and I would do it all over again and again. I don't ever regret my decision to go to Western Illinois one bit. I tell anyone who will listen how proud I am of my alma matter. I boast my leatherneck alumni gear proudly! I truly loved each person who had a part in my journey at western and shaping me into who I am today. Especially everyone in the phenomenal broadcasting department. Everyone on sallee 3 from 2007 thru 2009 for sure had a large part of shaping me into me. For that I thank you, and I love you all! And another great thing about the fabulous Wiu broadcasting alumni especially is the support we show each other so to those before me who inspired me so much thanks so much! Once a leatherneck always a leatherneck and a darn proud one too! ������ See More
Beth Stika
· October 23, 2017
I am very PROUD to call myself a WIU Leatherneck - Class of 2013 - Bachelor of Social Work!!
I was most definitely a non-traditional student...I moved my 15 year old son and I across the state to live... on campus (at the time it was Graduate and Family Housing at East Village, 2 bedroom) and finish up my degree. I promised myself that I would graduate with my bachelor degree BEFORE my son graduated from high school. I accomplished that goal and BEAT him by two weeks!!
Some of my best educational and personal lessons learned there. Would love it if they expanded their programs to include a Master of Social Work. Also absolutely LOVED working for Tim Hallinan at the Phonathon -- best boss ever!
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Jared R. Worley
· July 10, 2017
Came to WIU out of the Air Force not knowing if college was for me. I promised myself to give it one year and boy, did WIU prove itself to me. The professors are some of the best in the world, not onl...y at teaching their subject but also just connecting with students and pushing them to be the best they can be. WIU has given me so much more than just a piece of paper. At WIU you're not a number; you're a face, a name, a student that has an entire community and school behind you. Proud to be an alumnus of this absolutely amazing school. See More
Steve Hodges
· July 11, 2017
Although I was a non-traditional student, I believe I got an excellent educational experience for both my undergrad and graduate degrees. The Broadcasting Dept gave me plenty of opportunities to hone ...my skills behind the camera and in the booth. I was also named Dept Scholar for Spring '12 and as one of the old guys this made me proud and gave the younger students a reason to strive for the best. I was also a peer mentor in the Dept. I was very involved on campus as an undergrad with BSA, Cultural Expressions and the Music Business Association. I've forged lasting friendships that only happened because I went to WIU. As a grad student working in the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center, I learned so much from my supervisors (Belinda Carr and Earl Bracey) and they are part of the reason that I have expanded my career field to include working with students and being their advocates. I think my WIU years were some of the best experiences of my life so far. See More
Sean Ingrassia
· July 12, 2017
Going to WIU was a no-brainer for me and I can say with certainty it was the second best decision of my life... behind marrying my wife (WIU alumna) of course. In all honesty, I would not be the perso...n I am today without this great institution. The experiences I had in the Department of Broadcasting & Journalism, as well as athletics, led me to where I'm at in my career. I will forever brag about this amazing school to anyone that will listen, and I will without a doubt forever be a Leatherneck! See More
Derik Lee
· July 10, 2017
I came to WIU alone and lived off campus. It was a challenging effort trying to find my place at WIU pretty much from scratch for 3 years, but i made friends and was never harassed by others. There's ...a fun nightlife scene with some bars and a nightclub for weekends, but not much else people under 21 to do so I'd recommend coming with friends or moving into the dorms. I became the top student in my graduating class w/ 3.72 GPA for Networking Tech in 2015 and was properly recognized for it. I felt the professors were good overall and very accessible and they helped me develop a solid foundation of knowledge in computers. The campus buildings were always clean, albeit a little old but that's okay. Now I've found a good paying job only a year later. The biggest thing that stood out to me about being at WIU was that it is definitely in the middle of nowhere which i found to be more of an inconvenience than a good thing. I felt the off- campus homes/area could definitely be cleaned up, and I'd know because i managed some of the apartments as my side job. Police presence was pretty strong so i never felt uncomfortable walking or biking anywhere at night. See More
Elizabeth Swan
· July 10, 2017
I think that if college seems unattainable or too scary, Western would be a great choice. The staff is very kind, campus is easy to navigate, and there are many programs in place to make attending acc...essible to many people. Counselors are provided for every student, and tutoring is available in almost every building. This school is not immensely expensive, and offers many majors. If I had to sum up my experience at Western, it would be, "I got a good bang for my buck." See More
Caleb Markey
· July 10, 2017
WIU is a top notch institution. I had a great experience here. The faculty are dedicated to teaching and making sure their students succeed in and after school. It has been several years since I gradu...ated, and I still communicate with many of them on a regular basis. The Honors College allows students the opportunity to work directly with faculty on research and expanded curriculum even as an undergrad. The extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities are numerous--giving students a well rounded education. I even met my wife here. Highly recommend! See More
Nick Z Wallace
· October 2, 2017
Well after the shootings around campus over last couple of years I'm starting to feel not safe. Just want to make this point. Years ago we didn't have any shooting issues around campus. What has chang...ed when this happens and the issue is not really addressed or nothing changes to make macomb and the campus safer for everyone. Good Lord See More
Lauren Wallentin
· July 10, 2017
I had an excellent experience at Wiu, especially in the sociology department. It was some of the best years of my life. Campus has changed a lot since I started school, and it continues to get better.... Even with Illinois budget issues, Wiu offers many things and facilities to students at competitive rates. I enjoyed recieving both my undergrad and graduate degrees at Western and would recommend it to most. See More
Megan Nicole
· July 10, 2017
I fell in love with Western the moment I set foot on it to do a college tour. I am forever greatful for all I have learned while being a student there, the opportunities I was able to take advantage o...f and for the life long friendships I've made. If I had the opportunity to go back and do those 4 years over again at WIU, I'd do it again in a heart beat. See More
Eric Robertson
· August 17, 2017
First time I spent a night in Macomb since I graduated from Western in 1994. Stopped at the bookstore drove around town. Grabbed a beer at the Pace and the Ritz. Just a great evening long overdue. ... I will be back soon to play the golf course. See More
Tyler Hintz
· July 11, 2017
Spent the best 4 years of my life here and miss it dearly. Made lifelong friends, got to compete with the T&F team, participate in ROTC, earn a degree and experience Greek Life first hand. WIU molded ...who I am today. I found the busier I was, the more I got out of it. See More
Mary Stover
· September 5, 2017
My Grand Daughter is a junior there and loves it. And it seems like I'm surrounded in my neighborhood by people who went there. And they were fond of it. So I guess I have to give it an Excellent. Ma...ry Stover. See More
Brendan Eley
· March 14, 2018
I’m not going to lie. I’m just rating this 5 stars because they’ve had honestly a pretty solid ad campaign recently.
Ross Newton
· July 10, 2017
Completed undergraduate degree in Ag Science, minor in animal science. First year was a tough adjustment from junior college but soon learned how to succeed. Work hard in class and take sometime out t...o study. Take advantage of the 20 some odd clubs in Ag department. WIU AG Dept. you WILL learn from hands on experience whether you like it or not. Greek life is awesome! I may of been born and currently live in Indiana, but my heart and my friends are in leatherneck nation! See More
Dave Hanson
· September 1, 2017
I served honorably in the UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS. Three deployments to Iraq, and two to Afghanistan. The term "Leatherneck" was given to the infantry Marines in the early 1800's who wore leather c...ollars on their necks to protect them from sword blows. I, as well as my brother Marines are LEATHERNECKS. Some stupid college that calls itself Leatherneck is a disgrace to those of us that EARNED the title MARINE. Oh yeah, and as for the Bulldog mascot ????, the Bulldog is the mascot of the Marines. You people are really something else...... Papa...Oscar.... Sierra. Figure out that acronym.... See More
Rylan Adams
· July 13, 2017
When I first went to Western Illinois I did not want to get involved and it turns out I did in a completely different way then I thought I would. I was asked to go to Hall Government and that is where... my Legacy began at WIU. The place wasn't perfect but what can one expect living in Illinois. Improvements were constantly going on there though. Great Staff, Great Teachers, and numerous clubs. See More
Shaquita McKinney
· July 11, 2017
Graduated with a 3.6 and was The Sociology academic scholar of December 2015 commencement ceremony! Western wasn't my dream school, but I ended up enjoying every part of it!!! I highly recommend this... institution to those who are interested in quality education, and having a good time. The only con that I have of this school is that it is a bit racially segregated as far as extra curricular goes; I would love to see integration in the next few years. See More
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