Tobi Cooper ’03 Facebook Contest Winner

The Office of Alumni Relations is excited to announce the winner of our Facebook contest which took place throughout June and July.

Congratulations to prize winner Tobi Cooper ’03, who won a Nook Tablet and had more than 400 votes. The second place winner was Paige Freeman ’10 with more than 160 votes. 

Thanks for “liking” our Facebook page and being awesome Blue Knights!

The winning photo was of Copper with her late mother.  Copper, an adult student who earned her degree at the age of 52 had found memories of the winning photo.

“When I saw the info about the contest, I thought about how happy my family was when I finally decided to go back to school and pursue my Bachelor’s degree. I immediately thought about the picture I had taken with my mother after the graduation.”

Tobi truly enjoyed being a participant in the contest as well.

“It has been awesome to have so many people not only vote, but leave wonderfully kind comments.”

Tobi’s experience as an adult learner at Urbana University taught her a great deal, and she is more than willing to offer advice to current or future adult learners.

“I would advise them to enjoy their college experience. Get to know and appreciate their professors and advisors. Urbana offered me a wonderful opportunity to complete the requirements for my degree.”

Congratulations to our winner and thank you to all who participated! 

For more details about Alumni Relations, contact the Director of Alumni Relations Kat Steiner at


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