Monmouth College biology professor Eric Engstrom (far right) is overseeing a student crew this summer at the Educational Farm and Garden that includes (from left) Linsey Turner, Jacob Duncan, Luke Mulcrone, and Xavion York. Not pictured is Gabriela Peterson

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (June 3, 2022) — Hosting a large band at Monmouth College this summer could lead to having a large marching band on campus in the fall for years to come.

That's the thinking of first-year Director of Athletic Bands John Eckstine, whose pre-Monmouth experience includes leading marching bands in the Hollywood Christmas Parade in California, the Miracle Mile Holiday Parade in Chicago, and the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (June 1, 2022) — The following students have graduated from Monmouth College:

Hunter De La Rosa of Moline (61265), son of Todd A and Sarah De La Rosa of Moline, Illinois

Karlie Drish of Milan (61264), daughter of Joshua D and Julie R Drish of Milan, Illinois

James Johnson of Andalusia (61232), son of Dana L Johnson of Andalusia, Illinois

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (May 31, 2022) — Sherm Smith ('72) of Irvine, California, and his wife, Diane, have made a $1 million deferred gift commitment to Monmouth College.

Their gift supports the College's Light This Candle Campaign and was the specific gift that pushed the campaign past its $75 million goal, a full eight months ahead of its planned December 31 conclusion.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (May 31, 2022) — Sherm Smith ('72) of Irvine, California, and his wife, Diane, have made a $1 million deferred gift commitment to Monmouth College.

Their gift supports the College's Light This Candle Campaign and was the specific gift that pushed the campaign past its $75 million goal, a full eight months ahead of its planned December 31 conclusion.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (May 25, 2022) — This year's recipient of Monmouth College's Hatch Award for Distinguished Service was honored for work he's done on campus in the past year, but it was also a lifetime achievement award, of sorts.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (May 19, 2022) — The students who made up the headline-grabbing number of siblings in Monmouth College's incoming Class of 2022 racked up a considerable number of accomplishments during their time on campus, and they were still making news on their final weekend at the school.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (May 16, 2022) — Commencement weekend was a homecoming event for two of the featured speakers who helped celebrate Monmouth College's Class of 2022 on May 14-15.

Kunal Kapoor, a 1997 Monmouth graduate and chief executive officer of Morningstar Inc, delivered Sunday's Commencement address to the 172 seniors who gathered on the Wallace Hall Plaza.

CJ Bonifer pictured during the spring semester of his freshman year in 2019 with the poster he completed as an independent research project under communications studies professor Robert Hinck (right)

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (May 13, 2022) — An independent research project that Monmouth College senior CJ Bonifer of Columbia, Kentucky, completed three years ago proved to be an accurate glimpse into the future, although slightly off geographically.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (May 12, 2022) — Monmouth College prides itself as a school where students have plenty of opportunities to participate in undergraduate research.

It also prides itself on producing an annual publication that celebrates such research from around the country and even around the world.

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