Monday, October 11, 2010

Celebrating 40 Years at UIS

It's homecoming week at UIS, and to make things extra special they are celebrating their 40th anniversary. The university has undergone many changes over the years from a new name, to new buildings. One staff member has been there to see it all.

"When I first saw the campus it was literally a pile of mud down in one end and one building," said Lynn Price.

When Price started at the university as a campus nurse she was the only person working for Health Services.

"I've had the opportunity to build this health service, because nobody else knew what Health Services meant, so the physicians and I decided what we were going to do," she said.

40 years later Price is the Director of Health Services at UIS and says she's amazed at what the university has become.

Price was featured by WICS-TV 20 in a October 8, 2010, report.

Watch the story on News Channel 20's website