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Scholarships, Grants & Awards Committee

Gretchen Brandt- Peoria, Illinois 

Gretchen graduated from EIU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 1980. She obtained her master’s degree in social work from Illinois State University in 2004.  Following her EIU graduation she was a clerical employee for the Charleston Police Department. In 1985 she began work for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services working with the juvenile court system in the Peoria area primarily as a court liaison and monitor.  The National Association of Social Workers named her Social Worker for the Year for the Peoria District in 2009. She is now retired but does volunteer work for a Peoria grade school and is a member of the Illinois State University of Social Work’s Community Advisory Board.

Gretchen has been an active and supportive EIU alumni. She has raised funds for the EIU Music Department resulting in two endowed student scholarships benefiting student teaching and the thematic department. She has underwritten two EIU wind symphony concerts-a Gershwin concert in 2014 and a Bernstein concert in 2017-both being very successful. This is Gretchen’s first year with the EIU Foundation serving as a volunteer on the Scholarships, Grants, & Awards Committee.


 

 

 

 

 

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