CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eleven students from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be featured in an edition of “The College Tour,” a television series that gives admitted and prospective students the opportunity to tour campuses virtually and learn about academic and extracurricular experiences available to undergraduates.
“As a first-generation student, it was really important to me to show that people like myself can reach higher education,” said Kennedy Campbell, a rising junior from Chicago who appears in the episode. “I wanted to share my story to inspire the next generation of students.”
A virtual watch party for the episode’s premier is scheduled for Sunday, May 23, at 7 p.m. CDT. The episode will be available beginning at that time on YouTube at https://go.illinois.edu/thecollegetour, along with additional interviews with the featured students, host Alex Boylan and executive producer Lisa Hennessy, an Illinois alumna in speech communication.