Introducing the Staff

Mary Kilbourne, Proofreader


Hello, my name is Mary Kilbourne and I am a proofreader for the Western Courier. I started working for the Western Courier last year and have been perfecting my proofreading skills ever since.  I am a senior here at Western Illinois University, I am a double major in Law Enforcement and Communication. This past summer I was supposed to be an intern for the Elgin Police Department but the pandemic had other plans so my internship has been postponed until next summer. When I was a sophomore I went through formal recruitment and became a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma. I never saw myself joining a Greek organization when I entered college, but I felt like something was missing from my college experience. I am so glad I decided to get out of my comfort zone because it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have held multiple leadership positions in the chapter and currently, I am the Recruitment Director.