Cooperative Sorority & Alumni

Prospective Members


Congratulations to the following girls on receiving scholarships

  • Patricia Ann Borelli – Audrey Hoene
  • Nedra Wesson – Emily Bloemer
  • Jennifer and Jackie Esworthy Memorial Scholarship – Kelsey Litchfield
  • Debbie Steck Steele – Kelsey Litchfield
  • Mom T Service Award – Audrey Hoene
  • Mom T Scholarship – Faith Wendte & Danielle Cooney

Also congratulations go out to these girls on GPA achievements!

Most Improved GPA

  • Sophomore – Taylor Hardy +1.07
  • Junior- Kaylee Salm +1.08
  • Senior – Nicole Nelson +.61

GPA’s above Panhel Average


  • Emily Bloemer
  • Hannah Hedinger
  • Audrey Hoene
  • Sarah Kramer
  • Krista Temple
  • Renee Tillman
  • Charlee Walker
  • Faith Wendte
  • Loralee Wilson
  • Olivia Wilson


  • Carol Baumann
  • Tessa Coswer
  • Erin Kettlekamp
  • Abby Marten
  • Hannah Teske


  • Megan Bloemer
  • Katherine Johnson
  • Kaylee Salm
  • Rachel Tillman


  • Erica Navis
  • Nicole Nelson
  • Kelsi Ubbenga
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Krista Temple

Hey! I’m Krista Temple, a freshman majoring in Agricultural Communications. I grew up on a family farm near Fulton, IL. I was involved in 4-H for 10 years and many other extra curricular activities in high school. Coming to the University of Illinois and living at 4-H House were the dreams of my 4-year-old self coming true. I have eight relatives that have lived at the house and now it’s finally my turn!

I had a fantastic first semester at the University of Illinois and here at 4-H House! I had opportunities to research many topics that were interesting and relevant to me. One of these research projects was working with a professor on GMO news articles in Ghana, which was very interesting.

I also started a blog at kdtemple.wordpress.com, which has been a great experience!

I love living at 4-H House and the wonderful friends it has provided me with. Having upperclassman to guide me in my first semester was a HUGE blessing!

This semester, I have the privilege of serving as Chaplain and Public Relations Chair (so I get to post these wonderful blogs and all the things you see on Facebook and Twitter.)

College has been a great adventure so far and I can’t wait to see what the next few years have in store!


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Nicole Chance

Hello my name is Nicole Chance and I am a freshman majoring in agricultural communications at the University of Illinois. I grew up on a two-thousand acre grain farm and farrow-to-finish hog operation in Lebanon, Indiana. As an out of state student, coming to U of I was a completely different change. I knew absolutely no one coming here and for me it was an intimidating but exciting feeling. Living at 4-H house has given me a family that I never would have dreamed of. I am so proud to be apart of a sisterhood of girls that are always there for each other and support one another on a day-to-day basis.

Along with living in the house, I also had the opportunity to intern at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) held in Louisville, Kentucky, this past fall. I worked with a team of four girls and we wrote press releases available for immediate release and pitched those stories to other news outlets across the country. You can surprise yourself with how much you can learn in just one week!

Being an advocate for the agriculture industry has been a dream comes true, and I know that at 4-H House; I am surrounded by aspiring young women that feel the exact same way I do!

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Renee Tillman

My name is Renee Tillman and I am a freshman studying speech and hearing science. I grew up in Altamont, IL. Something unique about my 4-H House experience is that I have the pleasure of living in the house with my older sister, Rachel. But even more unique is the fact that I am not in the College of ACES, I am in AHS, or applied health sciences.

Last semester I had two classes with girls from the house who are also in the College of AHS. It was really nice to sit in a lecture of 600 students and know at least one friendly face. This semester I am blessed to be in a class with five other 4-H girls. Since I am the only 4-H House girl In many of my classes, I have the opportunity to share what the house is like and meet a lot of new people. I am able to have a supportive group of girls that I can come home to, but also get to meet a lot of neat people that have majors similar to mine.

Overall, living at 4-H House has given me the confidence to meet new people. I don’t know how I would have ever been able to adjust to this campus life without the support of the 4-H House girls. Currently I am the House’s historian and assistant secretary. On campus I am a part of the National Student Speech Hearing Language Association and a Bailey scholar.


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Emily Bloemer

Hi! My name is Emily Bloemer, and I am a freshman majoring in Agri-Accounting. I am from the lovely town of Heyworth, Illinois. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family, friends, and the outdoors. From the moment I interviewed to be part of 4-H House, I fell in love with the environment that this cooperative lifestyle encourages. I had girls that were willing to show me the tips and tricks of surviving freshman year, and the house truly became and still is a home away from home. While not participating in 4-H House events, I am actively involved with ACES Council as a freshmen ambassador, ACE Club, and Accounting Club. I was also elected as this year’s 4-H House Treasurer. One of the proudest moments so far in my college experience was becoming a JBT scholar. I highly recommend any incoming College of ACES students to apply for this wonderful opportunity! Truly, I love being a College of ACES student, 4-H House member, and Illini fan. Go Illini!

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Faith Wendte

My name is Faith Wendte, and I am from Altamont, IL. I am a junior majoring in Agribusiness, Markets & Management and minoring in Crop and Soil Management. After graduation I plan to attend graduate school at the University of Illinois and receive a Master’s in Agricultural Economics. So far my experience at the University of Illinois has been wonderful. I have gotten to meet many new people such as students from other countries, professors, and business men and women from the community. I am a member of the James Scholar Honors Program and have had the opportunity to work closely with my professors and will perform undergraduate research during my senior year. I enjoy being in the College of ACES because there is always a familiar face when you’re walking down the hallway of a building or when you’re in the classroom looking for a seat. Besides the academic part of school, I’ve enjoyed attending football games and tailgates and just having fun as a college student. Being a part of 4-H House has helped prepare me for the professional world that awaits me upon graduation. Being involved on campus is very important and is a good way to meet other people and see what opportunities are out there waiting. The U of I and 4-H House are great places to grow as an individual and develop into a young professional that will someday make a huge difference in this ever-changing world.

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2014 Fall Homefront

Click here for the 2014 Fall Homefront

We are loving the new look of the Homefront – thanks to the committee that put it together.

Check it out for the latest news on the 80th Celebration along with the scholastic achievements of the house girls.

Online ordering will be available soon for shirts, scarves, and cookbooks.

The alum board and your sisters are looking forward to seeing you in September!


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2014 Spring Homefront

Click here to read the latest edition: 2014 Spring Homefront

The Homefront has been redesigned!!

With a team effort of 4-H House Actives and Alumni Board Members, the Homefront has a new look! A huge thank you goes out to Debbie Rudin, the Alumni Relations Chair for having the time, energy, and vision to drive this new design to fruition!

80th Celebration Information and Registration

This edition of the Homefront contains an insert with details and registration forms for the 80th Celebration.

IMPORTANTWe encourage alumni and current house members to review the 80th Celebration information, print, complete and mail in your registration today!

An online version will also be available soon! Stay tuned for updates on how to register online!


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2013 Fall Homefront

2013 Fall Homefront-final


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