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The 2017 Pullman Scholar Symposium Keynote Speaker is Pamela Bloomquist 05.04.17 Posted in: Events, Pullman Scholar Community, Pullman Scholar Symposium - We are excited to announce Pullman Scholar Alumna Pamela Bloomquist, Rockford College, 1974, as our Fourth Annual Pullman Scholar Symposium Read More
Remembering Tom Meagher 04.24.17 Posted in: Foundation News, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - It is with great sadness that we share the news of a beloved Pullman Scholar Alumnus’s passing, Thomas Meagher. Thomas, Read More
Math Organizations 03.31.17 Posted in: Scholar News - Today is the last day of Pullman Women in Math and our Pullman Foundation Women in STEM campaign. Thank you to Read More
A Female Pullman Scholar Who Loves Math 03.29.17 Posted in: Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Community - Pullman Scholar Sarah Dickey, Elmhurst College, '20, shares her absolute love of her major, Math! Math classes were my favorite Read More
Passion for Math: Teaching Future Mathematicians 03.28.17 Posted in: Alumni Stories, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - Pullman Scholar Alumna Kristen Schreck, Illinois Institute of Technology, '87,  shares her experience in Math and how she's teaching future Read More
Pullman Foundation Women in Math 03.27.17 Posted in: Scholar News - Math, the last part of STEM, and the base to a lot of the aforementioned fields is another field with Read More
Engineering Organizations 03.24.17 Posted in: Scholar News - We hope our Women in Engineering podcast series inspired you! Engineering is a field that will take you to many Read More
What it Takes to be a Success 03.23.17 Posted in: Podcast, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - Pullman Scholar Julissa Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, Class of 2018, interviews Pullman Scholar Alumna Valarie King-Bailey, University of Read More
A Real Account of Being a Female Engineer 03.22.17 Posted in: Podcast, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - Pullman Scholar Julissa Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, Class of 2018, interviews Pullman Scholar Alumna Valarie King-Bailey, University of Read More
An Intro into a Profession With Great Impact 03.21.17 Posted in: Scholar News - Pullman Scholar Julissa Garcia, University of Illinois at Chicago, '18, interviews Pullman Scholar Alumna Valarie King-Bailey, University of Wisconsin- Madison, Read More
Pullman Foundation Women in Engineering 03.20.17 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - Pullman Scholar Alumna Valarie King-Bailey, University of Wisconsin - Madison, '82, summed up the importance of engineers perfectly, “look around Read More
Technology Organizations 03.17.17 Posted in: Pullman Scholar Community - Thank you, Jeanne and Pullman Scholars who helped us highlight women in tech! As you can see, being a woman Read More
Learning from Pullman Alumna Jeanne Hultquist 03.16.17 Posted in: Alumni Stories, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community, Video - Jeanne Hultquist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, '82, has a unique career path that ended in the technology field. Four Read More
The Key to More Women in Technology (TEDx Video) 03.15.17 Posted in: Video - As we stated in our first Pullman Women in Technology post, the numbers of Pullman Women who majored in tech Read More
DARE TO TAKE RISKS – Switching from the E in STEM to the T 03.14.17 Posted in: Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - “You better do something that will get you a good job,” Jeanne Hultquist’s parents told her. She narrowed her career Read More
Pullman Foundation Women in Technology 03.13.17 Posted in: Pullman Scholar Community - It is safe to say people love their technology; computers, tablets, cell phones, apps, etc. And maybe a little too Read More
Science Organizations 03.10.17 Posted in: Scholar News - We hope you were inspired by our Women in Science! We only featured three of our amazing 30 female scholars Read More
Life as a Biology Major 03.09.17 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Community - Sofia Ali, a first-year biology major at Loyola University Chicago shares her experiences as a new college student. My first year Read More
Life as a Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience and Psychology Major 03.08.17 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Community - Amel Baker, a junior at Loyola University Chicago studying psychology and cellular/molecular neuroscience, shares her affinity for science and how Read More
Life as a Biochemistry Major 03.07.17 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Community - Jennifer Munoz, a sophomore at Case Western Reserve University, shares her love of science as a biochemistry major and nutrition minor. Read More
Pullman Foundation Women in Science 03.06.17 Posted in: Pullman Scholar Community - Even though studies show both genders have the same abilities in science, a 2016 study from Colorado State University says Read More
The Pullman Foundation Women in STEM 03.02.17 Posted in: Alumni Stories, College Life, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community, Scholar News - In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Foundation will be focusing on one “letter” of STEM each week of March. Read More
A Letter to Pullman Scholars 02.16.17 Posted in: College Life, Foundation News, Pullman Scholar Community - Dear Pullman Scholars, In recent months, we have witnessed an uptick of divisive activities on the college campuses where many Read More
Immersed in the Abroad Experience 01.23.17 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar - Casey Morgan Luc, ‘17, The George Washington University, shares his experience of studying and working in Paris, France during his Read More
One Word, Every Day, All Year – A New Kind of Resolution 01.06.17 Posted in: Foundation News, Pullman Scholar Community - New Year’s is often a time of increased optimism. With each passing year, resolutions come and go, -- some accomplished Read More
Why Apply? The Foundation Helps You Succeed 12.28.16 Posted in: Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - While our application is open, we’ve asked our current scholars and alumni to share why they’re happy they filled out Read More
Happy Holidays From the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation 12.23.16 Posted in: Pullman Scholar Community -   We wish you all a fantastic holiday season and joyous new year! Reach out to us in the new Read More
Why Apply? We Invest In You 11.30.16 Posted in: Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Community - While our application is open, we’ve asked our current scholars and alumni to share why they’re happy they filled out Read More
Thirty Area Students Receive Funding 11.28.16 Posted in: Foundation News, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Community - Robin Redmond, the Foundation's executive director, was interviewed by Safiyyah P. Muhammad for the Chicago Citizen. Read the article about Read More
Why Apply? We’re An Organization for Your Lifetime 11.22.16 Posted in: Foundation News, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Community - While our application is open, we've asked our current scholars and alumni to share why they're happy they filled out Read More
2015-2016 George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Annual Report 11.21.16 Posted in: Foundation News, Pullman Scholar Community - The 2015-2016 George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Annual Report is live on our website! Click here to read what we Read More
Opening the Door to the Outdoors 11.14.16 Posted in: Pullman Scholar - Dejah Powell, Cornell University, ‘18, creates an environmental program for students who live on the south side of Chicago. After Read More
Pullman Foundation Scholarship Application is Open! 11.07.16 Posted in: Foundation News - Do you know future Pullman Scholars? They seize opportunities, create their own futures and are persistent in the pursuit of Read More
Pullman Foundation Welcomes Scholar Alumni to the Foundation’s Leadership 10.26.16 Posted in: Foundation News, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - The Foundation is excited to add Susie H. Turk and Patrick T. Murphy to our leadership.   A scholar alumna Read More
George M. Pullman Educational Foundation Announces $1 Million in College Scholarships for New Class of 30 Pullman Scholars 10.25.16 Posted in: Foundation News, Scholar News - Pullman Foundation Celebrates 67th Annual Scholar Class by Making College Dreams a Reality; 2017 Application Opens Early November. Nearly 40 Read More
2017-2018 FAFSA Changes 10.04.16 Posted in: College Life, Higher Education - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an online form that college students fill out annually to identify Read More
First Lady Michelle Obama Creates Text Campaign for First-Generation Students 09.09.16 Posted in: College Life, Higher Education - First Lady Michelle Obama helped launch Up Next, a free text messaging system that gives students free guidance on all things Read More
Advice For College Students From College Students 08.17.16 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar - It's almost time to be on your college campus. Whether it be your first year or last year,  you probably Read More
Work & Volunteer Opportunities for College Students 101 (Pt. 2) 08.10.16 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar - Now that you know what kind of opportunities are available to college students from Part 1 of this series, our scholars Read More
Work & Volunteer Opportunities For College Students 101 (Pt. 1) 08.03.16 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar - The more career and real-life experience you add to your resume while attending college, the better. Employers will appreciate your work Read More
TRUST WHAT OTHERS SEE IN YOU: A Pullman Scholar Alumni Feature – Bob Dahl 07.27.16 Posted in: Alumni Stories, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - “The Pullman Foundation saw something in me that I did not see in myself at the time,” says Bob Dahl, Read More
Fred Marcon, Pullman Scholar Alumnus Featured in Huffington Post 06.23.16 Posted in: Alumni Stories, Foundation News - “Work absolutely as hard as you can in whatever environment you’ve chosen, and make sure you deliver. When you deliver, Read More
2016 Pullman Scholar Symposium: More Scholar Interaction & Learning 06.21.16 Posted in: Events, Foundation News, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community, Pullman Scholar Symposium, Video - Current Pullman Scholars and all 31 of the new scholar cohort attended our third annual Pullman Scholar Symposium on May Read More
First Scholar Keynote: Corie Wilkins 05.13.16 Posted in: College Life, Events, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Symposium - Corie Wilkins is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri, where he received a Bachelors of Journalism in broadcast Read More
Third Annual Pullman Scholar Symposium Keynote Speaker: Patrick T. Murphy, MS 05.03.16 Posted in: Events, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Symposium - We are pleased to announce Patrick T. Murphy, MS as our keynote speaker for the Third Annual Pullman Scholar Symposium. Read More
Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Jasmeen Wellere, ’16 04.21.16 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar - Get to know one of the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation's graduating seniors, Jasmeen Wellere. Wellere attended Southern Illinois University Read More
Jasmeen Wellere’s ScholarCon Journey 09.14.15 Posted in: College Life, Events, Pullman Scholar - By Jasmeen Wellere, Pullman Scholar. “ScholarCon was one of the best experiences I have ever had!” This is what my Read More
Pullman Scholar Alumni Enjoys Linking Experience to Need 09.09.15 Posted in: Alumni Stories, Giving Back, Pullman Scholar Alumni - The George M. Pullman Educational Foundation helped Tom Meagher attend college. Now he’s giving back. At age 70, Tom Meagher Read More
It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: Sabrina Kendrick’s Educational Journey 09.02.15 Posted in: Alumni Stories, Pullman Scholar Alumni - The handwriting is neat and legible, the tone modest but confident. The message is of an ambitious high school senior Read More
Bucking the Trend: Bethsaida Arroyo Forges Her Own Path 08.26.15 Posted in: Alumni Stories, Pullman Scholar Alumni - Pullman Scholar Alumna Bethsaida Arroyo Forges Her Own Path. All things considered, it would have been easy for Bethsaida Arroyo Read More
Dare. Dream. Discover: Asia Muhammad’s ScholarCon Experience 08.18.15 Posted in: College Life, Events, Pullman Scholar - By Asia Muhammad, Pullman Scholar. ScholarCon is a place where you can dare, dream, and discover. If you are unfamiliar Read More
How Education & A Helping Hand Changed Nadia Horb’s Life 08.13.15 Posted in: Alumni Stories, Pullman Scholar Alumni - An immigrant's tale Nadia Horb learned early how to think on her feet. She was born in 1946 in a Read More
Preparation Plus Opportunity Equals Sustained Success 08.03.15 Posted in: Alumni Stories, Giving Back, Pullman Scholar Alumni - There was no doubt that Marcus Woods would go to college. And thrive there. His mother, Sheila, pretty much required Read More
2015 Pullman Scholar Symposium Keynote Speech 05.25.15 Posted in: Events, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Symposium, Video - We were honored to have Valarie King-Bailey, Pullman Scholar Alumna, '82, and CEO of OnShore Technology Group, as our keynote speaker Read More
The Importance of Giving Back 05.18.15 Posted in: Giving Back, Pullman Scholar Alumni - Pam Bloomquist recently experienced a moment of Pullman Scholar serendipity. She is assistant dean of law admissions and financial assistance Read More
What It’s Really Like to be in the Pullman Community 05.15.15 Posted in: Events, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Community, Pullman Scholar Symposium - Billy Leung, Pullman Scholar, University of Michigan, '16 In my senior year of high school, I remember being constantly stressed Read More
The Importance of Building Connections 05.14.15 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar Community, Pullman Scholar Symposium - By Robin Redmond, Executive Director. The last few months have been busy and exciting for the Foundation. With roughly 550 Read More
A Desire to Serve the Community Through Education 05.13.15 Posted in: College Life, Events, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Symposium - Daniel Jackson is dedicated to supporting his community and contributing to a brighter future. While attending Jones College Prep, he Read More
A New Spring Tradition: The Pullman Scholar Symposium 05.11.15 Posted in: Events, Foundation News, Pullman Scholar Symposium, Video - In 2014, current Pullman Scholars and Alumni gathered at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center to learn, network and celebrate Read More
College Advice from a Pullman Scholar 05.04.15 Posted in: College Life, Events, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Symposium - My name is Xiomara Contreras and I am a sophomore studying Communication Studies and Latina/o Studies at Northwestern University. I Read More
See the Foundation on NBC 5 Chicago News 04.09.15 Posted in: Foundation News, Video - The Foundation was featured on NBC 5 Chicago's Making a Difference segment with LeeAnn Trotter.
Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Juan Velazquez, ’17 03.20.15 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar - Pullman Scholar Juan Velazquez, '17, shares his exciting experiences and accomplishments while attending Notre Dame University as an aerospace engineering major. Read More
Barbara Miller, Pullman Foundation Board President Featured in Chicago Tribune 03.01.15 Posted in: Foundation News, Higher Education - Bonnie Miller, the Foundation's board president, was featured as March 2015's Remarkable Woman in the Chicago Tribune. Read the full Read More
Pullman Scholar Alumni Testaments to the Pullman Legacy 02.19.15 Posted in: Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - Five Pullman Scholar Alumni share how the Pullman Foundation impacted their lives. "I am a graduate of Wendell Phillips High Read More
Pullman Foundation in the Chicago Sun-Times 02.18.15 Posted in: Foundation News, Pullman Scholar Community - On February 19, 2015,  President Barack Obama travelled to Chicago to designate the community of Pullman as a national monument. Read More
Get Organized and Make the Most of Your Semester 02.04.15 Posted in: College Life - By Izzy Rubin, Intern. Know Thyself The best way to get on track for the semester is by knowing your Read More
How to Graduate College With Minimal Debt 01.30.15 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - By Shawn J. Mayberry, Guest Blogger, Pullman Scholar Alumnus. In 2011, I graduated from Loyola University Chicago with my communications Read More
Pullman Scholar Alumna Q&A: Lafakeria Vaughn 12.16.14 Posted in: Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - Interview by Brianna Smitko. Brianna graduated from Columbia College, Chicago in 2009 with a degree in Marketing and Communications. She currently Read More
Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Helene Bansley, ’14 11.19.14 Posted in: Pullman Scholar - Get to know how our Pullman Scholar Helene Bansley, '15, plans to give back to the community with her psychology degree. Read More
How to Manage Stress in College 11.19.14 Posted in: College Life - Take Deep Breaths and Move Forward. Between exams, essays, friends, family, extracurriculars, finances, and worries about the future, we know Read More
9 Campus Safety Tips 09.19.14 Posted in: College Life - Whether college is a new acquaintance for you or an old friend, here are nine tips to help you stay Read More
Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Michael Glynn, ’19 09.16.14 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar - Get to know our Pullman Scholar Michael Glynn,'19, an exercise physiology major at Marquette University. In his spare time, Michael Read More
Introducing the 65th Class of Pullman Scholars 09.02.14 Posted in: Foundation News, Pullman Scholar - We are honored to welcome the 65th Class of Pullman Scholars! These 40 exceptional students join 121 returning Pullman Scholars Read More
Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Maribell Heredia, ’17 08.26.14 Posted in: Pullman Scholar - Get to know our Pullman Scholar Maribell Heredia, '17, a neuroscience major at University of Illinois at Chicago. Why Neuroscience? Maribell Read More
My American Dream: Pre-College and 10 Years Later 08.20.14 Posted in: Alumni Stories, Giving Back, Post- College Life, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - By Patrick T. Murphy, Pullman Scholar Alumnus, '09. “Always be dissatisfied with what you are, if you want to arrive Read More
First Pullman Scholar Symposium – A Hit! 07.17.14 Posted in: Events, Pullman Scholar Community, Pullman Scholar Symposium - On May 29th, 2014 Pullman Scholars participated in the first-ever Pullman Scholar Symposium that offered panel discussions, networking opportunities, and career Read More
Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Marco Leyva, ’15 06.02.14 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar - Meet Pullman Scholar Marco Leyva, an economics major at Dominican University, '15. Three words Marco feels best to describe his Read More
How to Land an Informational Interview 05.15.14 Posted in: College Life, Post- College Life - Informational interviews are conversations with experienced professionals about their jobs, professional development, and career advice. They give you the opportunity Read More
Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Asia Muhammad, ’16 04.29.14 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar - Get to know Pullman Scholar Asia Muhammad,'16, a psychology major at Saint Leo University. Three words Asia feels best to Read More
How to Build a Stellar LinkedIn Profile 04.14.14 Posted in: College Life, Post- College Life - Before we get to the how, let’s talk about the why. Why do you need a LinkedIn profile? For starters, Read More
Professional Bio-Writing 101 03.26.14 Posted in: College Life, Post- College Life - How to Write a Professional Bio as a College Student. A well-written bio is a great tool to have in your Read More
Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch 03.21.14 Posted in: College Life, Post- College Life - The 30-60 Second Conversation that Could Change Your Life. What is one of the most important things you can do Read More
16 Great Smartphone Apps for College Students 01.23.14 Posted in: College Life - By Zach Loubert, Intern. As a modern college student, you’re always on the run. Between balancing classes, extracurricular activities, and Read More
Never Fear, FAFSA Infographics Are Here 01.15.14 Posted in: College Life - For many high school seniors and college students, ushering in the New Year isn’t only about the party hats, sparklers, Read More
Student Loans: Repayment is Right Around the Corner 11.25.13 Posted in: College Life, Post- College Life - By Julia Lane, Intern. It’s that time of year again. The air is crisp, couples dressed in J.Crew knits walk Read More
Health Insurance While In College 10.30.13 Posted in: College Life, Post- College Life - By Julia Lane, Intern. It wasn't too long ago that a classmate of mine was out biking around Uptown on a Read More
The 64th Class of Pullman Scholars 09.01.13 Posted in: Foundation News, Pullman Scholar Community - We are excited to present the newest class of Pullman Scholars. These 40 bright, determined, exceptional students continue a legacy Read More
2013 Freshmen Scholar Reception 08.03.13 Posted in: Events - At the annual Freshmen Scholar Reception on August 3rd, the Foundation welcomed 40 new students to the Pullman Scholar Community. Read More
2013 Pullman Scholar Alumni Networking Night 06.11.13 Posted in: Events, Pullman Scholar Alumni, Pullman Scholar Community - On June 11, 2013,  the Foundation hosted its second annual Pullman Scholar Alumni Networking Night at Quay in Chicago. Alumni Read More
Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Diamond Greer, ’14 12.21.12 Posted in: College Life, Pullman Scholar - While studying Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Diamond has had many opportunities to develop her interests. Whether she Read More
Freshmen Reception Welcomes 63rd Class of Scholars 08.04.12 Posted in: Events, Pullman Scholar, Pullman Scholar Community - On August 4, 2012,  the Foundation welcomed 53 new scholars to the Pullman Scholar Community at the Annual Freshmen Scholar Read More
Pullman Scholar Spotlight: Claire Everett, ’14 06.22.12 Posted in: Scholar News - The perfect major for a food-lover and talented writer? Agricultural Communications. Pullman Scholar Claire Everett found a way to combine Read More
2012 Pullman Scholar Alumni Networking Night 06.13.12 Posted in: Events - On June 13, 2012,  the Foundation hosted the inaugural Pullman Scholar Alumni Networking Night event at the Mid-America Club in Read More