I-LEAP Celebrates 10 Years

I-Leap scholars and staff

Former and current I-LEAP Scholars joined senior program coordinator April Carter (far right) and academic skills specialist Elizabeth Mason (far left) for a Homecoming reunion and tent party at Memorial Stadium.

The Mannie L. Jackson Illinois Academic Enrichment and Leadership Program (I-LEAP) hosted at 10 Year Celebration and Alumni Reunion during Homecoming weekend. The celebration included a networking night in Huff Hall and tailgate party at State Farm Center. 
During the networking event, alumni shared stories of their career journeys. Current I-LEAP scholars were able to network and make meaningful connections with alumni that will help them as they pursue their career goals. Everyone in attendance participated in a community service initiative that entailed writing letters of encouragement to individuals living in the Heartland Health Care Center. The tailgate at State Farm Center brought together more than 60 I-LEAP students, alumni, family, and friends, and included a tour of the Mannie L. Jackson Basketball Hall of Fame in State Farm Center.