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Alumni spotlight: Steve Sheridan '93

Maj. Steve Sheridan '93 has spent the past decade giving seminars to help thousands of military members and their families overcome financial challenges. As an extension of that work, he has formed a nonprofit organization, Mission Wealthy Warriors.

With his book, "Waging War on Debt," he hopes to give even more military families a strong financial foundation for their future. The book uses military-specific examples and jargon he has been immersed in during his 17 years in the military, which has included service in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. For every book purchased, a copy is donated to a member of the military.

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Alumni Association accepting Board of Directors applications

The board meets quarterly to provide association operational counsel and direction in alumni programming efforts, as well as to assist various university bodies with their respective endeavors. Meetings are held the last Saturday of the month in January, April and July and during Homecoming weekend. Board members are elected to three-year terms with the opportunity to serve up to three terms.

Qualified candidates must have a strong commitment to EIU and share the desire to see our Alumni Association and university reach new heights.

If interested, send a letter of application stating your reasons for serving and a resume to Steve Rich, Executive Director, EIU Alumni Association, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920; fax to 217-581-7260; or email to swrich@eiu.edu. The deadline to apply is April 2.

News briefs from the EIU Alumni Association

• Local alumni are invited to join the campus community for the 10th annual Panther Service Day. In celebration of this double-digit anniversary, this year's festivities will be two days: April 20-21. Friday will feature a 2.5K walk/run to benefit Charleston Teen REACH, and Saturday will include community-service projects throughout Coles County.

• Do you know an EIU graduate doing extraordinary things? Nominate him or her for the 2012 Alumni Awards. To read the criteria for the four awards, as well as brief biographies of past recipients, please visit our awards page.

• This August, the EIU Alumni Services Office will host an all-class reunion for the EIU Lab School. A complete schedule of events and registration forms are now available online on the Lab School All-Class Reunion page.