Nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Awards are Officially Open!

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Nominate now and shine a spotlight on outstanding alumni whose achievements inspire and enrich our community! Don't miss this opportunity to nominate deserving candidates and be part of an unforgettable celebration of excellence. Submit your nomination today!

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Cristy Gallegos, Regional Director, Business Development at Advocate Health, and GovState Alumna

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Introducing Cristy Gallegos, an outstanding alumna of Governors State University (GovState) making waves in the healthcare industry. As the Regional Director of Business Development at Advocate Health, Cristy plays a pivotal role in serving the Chicago Southland market at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate South Suburban Hospital, and Advocate Trinity Hospital.

Cristy's journey to success began at GovState, where she eared both her bachelor's degree in 2015 and master's degree in health administration in 2018. Since 2023, she has demonstrated her commitment to her alma mater by serving as co-chair of the alumni association board. In 2020, Cristy also shared her expertise as an adjunct professor in the College of Health and Human Services.

Cristy's unwavering commitment to healthcare excellence and her alma mater exemplifies the spirit of GovState's alumni community.

We are proud to celebrate Cristy's story, a testament to the transformative power of education and determination.

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Interdisciplinary Studies Alumni Event


INLD 10 Year Celebration of Alumni, Faculty and Students

In celebration of its 10th year of creating educational and non-profit leaders, the Interdisciplinary Leadership Doctorate (INLD) Program at GovState hosted a 3-day event on March 3-5, 2022. During the three days, they held a research symposium to support graduate students, hosted an alumni, student, and faculty networking event where the GovState community was able to meet connect and engage with the full INLD community, and organized a program meeting where alumni offered professional and academic insight to current students, and faculty provided additional support and guidance to current students as they matriculate through the program.



Jeremy Joyce

Jeremy Joyce, College of Business alumnus and founder of the popular Black People Eats, was named among this year's Fortune 40 under 40. Read the article and join us in congratulating Jeremy!

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