72 Sally Pancrazio Sally Pancrazio (and her sons, James and Joseph, as well as many former students, colleagues, friends and other family members)
When Dr. Jim Pancrazio retired from UIS in 1998, he left behind many grateful students who gained immeasurably from his wisdom, compassion, and empathy–and his extensive knowledge and experience in counseling. His wife, Dr. Sally Pancrazio, and their sons have been funding an endowed scholarship in Jim’s memory, with help from many others who want to honor Jim.
Lou and Polly Myers
Paula (Polly) and Lou Myers
It took Paula (Polly) Myers nineteen years to finish her undergraduate degree. Now she and her husband, Lou, have created an Access Illinois Scholarship to help deserving students complete their degree. The couple gives to many causes, and its an honor to have them choose UIS as one of those causes.
Elizabeth and Herb Denniss
Herb and Elizabeth Denniss
Elizabeth Denniss lived in Japan until she was eight. While there she gained a fierce commitment to education, a commitment she and her husband Herb are honoring through a gift in their will to UIS. They hope their gift will help students who want to study in Japan.
In 2005, Margaret Wepner left an unrestricted estate gift to UIS. By doing so, she was supporting her husband’s efforts on behalf of the university: Wilbur Wepner, who served on the Committee for Higher Education, helped to found UIS (then Sangamon State University) in 1969. At right: Margaret Wepner.