Ed McGlynn & His Wife Jeanne, Support Alma Mater

KZG’s Ed McGlynn and his wife Jeanne were recently featured in the “Donor Spotlight” of McKendree University’s Bi-Annual Alumni Magazine for their support of the school.

McKendree University, a private liberal arts university located in Lebanon, Illinois, is where the couple met in 1967. Ed, a 1968 graduate, was studying history and Jeanne, a member of the 1970 graduating class, was working on her elementary education degree. After a year of courting, they were married in June of 1968. They’ve been loyal supporters of the school for almost 50 years!

Ed and Jeanne, spoke about the impact McKendree University has had on their lives, “We would not be together if it wasn’t for McKendree. I am from New Jersey and Jeanne is from Virden, Illinois. When we came here, this was a very small college, so to watch it grow over the years and be able to be a part of that growth, I am very proud. We love coming back.

McKendree, the oldest college in the state, has grown significantly over the years and now enrolls approximately 2,300 undergraduates and nearly 700 graduate students. It confers degrees from four colleges and schools, offering over 50 undergraduate majors, 45 minors, and master’s degrees in four areas, business administration, criminal justice, education, and nursing/clinical mental health counseling.

Ed, a member of McKendree’s Board of Trustees and Chair of the Resource Development Committee, also spoke about the importance of supporting the university, “College is all about the students. It is not necessarily just the classroom; it is about the experience you have on campus. Jeanne and I want to make that experience as pleasing as possible for the students. The idea of giving and the idea of helping a student who is now at the University is very satisfying.”

Jeanne added, “You do not have to say too much to either one of us for us to say ‘Let’s give, let’s help the school.’ We get an awful lot of pleasure in coming here and seeing new things all the time.”

To read the entire interview, please click here.

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