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Meet Your Alum Board- Joyce Riskedal

Hi, this is Joyce (Maierhofer) Riskedal (’91).  I am the one you hear from on FB and emails.  I serve as the website/database chair on the
alum board. (Don’t forget to update your profile).

Shortly after I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education,
I married my college sweetheart, Brad (FH, ’91).   I taught kindergarten for 2 years and started
our family.  I like to consider myself as
still being on maternity leave.  Except for
some substitute teaching years ago, I have not returned to the classroom.

We have 2 sons, Darren and Stephen.  Darren (FH, ’16) married Kendall Herren (4-H, ’16) and lives in Lake Mills, WI. He works for Insight FS.  Stephen (FH, ’19) will be starting a job with Grainco FS here in LaSalle County after graduation.

I stay busy helping Brad on our family farm in Leland, IL, keeping
the books for our trucking company, “R” Delivery, helping with Riskedal Beef
while the boys are away, [ ]

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Meet Your Alum Board – Rebecca Ries

Hi! My name is Rebecca (Becki) Ries. I am a member of 4-H House’s 2017 pledge class, but I graduated from U of I in 2016 with a degree in Animal Sciences. I grew up in Waterloo, IL on a small hobby farm. While in 4-H House, I served as the Philanthropy Chair, Brother’s Weekend Chair, and Risk Chair. On campus, I was very active with ACES Council, serving as President my junior/senior year. I was also the President of a club for international students called English Corner for two years. 

After graduation, I received a poultry certification from the
Midwest Poultry Consortium’s Center of Excellence Program hosted at the
University of Wisconsin in Madison. With the poultry certification, I moved to
Kentucky to work in a management training position with Pilgrim’s. From there I
became the Human Resources Supervisor. This past summer, I moved back to the
Champaign-Urbana area and took a job at the [ ]

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Meet Your Alum Board – Kelli Lively

I, Kelli Lively, am a Class of 1996 alumna of 4-H House and graduated UofI with a major in Finance from the College of Business. I grew up in West Salem, IL as part of a proud farming family and was a 10-year member of our local 4-H Club. As an undergraduate, I was an active member of the house mostly serving in offices related to Treasurer, Social, and Pledge guidance. I was proud to represent 4-H House on the University’s Panhellenic Council for two years, and held an elected position in Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) serving as Homecoming Committee Chairperson in my senior year.

After college, I worked in various finance, treasury, and trust
administration roles at Citicorp and Northern Trust in Chicago, IL. At Northern
Trust, Washington University in St. Louis was one of my not-for-profit trust
administration accounts, which led me to pursue a career at WashU when I
married and [ ]

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Distinguished Alumni Award

Take a moment and think about your house sisters. Which one comes to mind when you think about service to the house, the University, her profession, and her community? Please consider nominating her for the Distinguished Alumni Award. The guidelines and application are posted below. This year’s application is due to the Alumni Board by May 1, 2019. Applications can be emailed to membersupport@4hhouse.com or mailed to 4-H House 805 W. Ohio, Urbana, IL 61801 Attn: Anne Hathaway



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2018 Distinguished Alumni Award – Meg Cline


Since 2009, the 4-H House Alumni Association has presented
the 4-H House Distinguished Alumni Award to one of our outstanding alumni to
recognize contributions she has made to her community, her profession, her
sorority and/or her university.  Winners
of this award are an example and a source of pride for all members of the 4-H
House sisterhood.

The 2018 4-H House
Distinguished Alumni Award winner is Meg Webster Cline. 

Meg Cline graduated from the University of Illinois in 1996
with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Consumer Economics from the College of
Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). She received her
Masters in Business Administration from the University in 2009.  Meg is also a Certified Financial Planner and
has been awarded a Chartered Financial Analyst Charter.

Meg lived at 4-H House for 4 years and served as Secretary,
Assistant Secretary and J-Board Chair.  As
an alumnus, she served on the 4-H House Alumni Association Board from
2010-2013, was President 2011-2013 [ ]

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2018 Fall Homefront

2018 Fall Homefront

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2018 Annual Association Meeting

Check out the Annual Meeting/Homecoming Schedule – hope to see you there!

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1960 House Bill

Here is a fun little bit of history!
4-H House 1960

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2017 Summer Homefront

2017 Summer Homefront

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Spring 2016 Homefront

2016 Spring Homefront

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