BGS Advisor: Ron Pettigrew

As many of you know, Ron is one of the BGS advisors and our resident military expert. If you know anything about Ron, you know how  dedicated to students he is. The work and extra effort he puts in for his advisees is astonishing in its tenacity. We are very pleased to announce that Ron is being honored as Western Illinois University’s October Advisor of the Month.  Send out a note of congratulations to Ron for this well-deserved honor if you get the chance.
In addition to being an advisor, husband and father, Ron is a military chaplain. Very recently, Ron received news of an upcoming military obligation that will be taking him out of the office for a year beginning November 1, 2012.  We are glad to support Ron and his military duties.  In light of Ron’s absence, we are making arrangements to ensure that all of Ron’s advisees will continue to have access to a degree program academic advisor.   We have requested help from two exceptional individuals, Gloria Barr and Helena Lira.   They can both be reached at the BGS office number (309) 298-1929. Gloria Barr will be in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Her email address is  Helena Lira will be in the office on Mondays and Fridays.  Her email address is

Service to our students is our utmost concern.  Any of the other BGS advisors (Jennifer Tibbitts, Colin Rogness, and Jinny Page) are happy to assist with any questions and concerns related to the BGS degree.    Calendar…


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