Carle Health is a vertically integrated system with a bold but simple mission: to be the trusted partner in all healthcare decisions for everyone who depends on it. Combining clinical care, health insurance, medical research and higher education, Carle Health provides highly accessible, high-quality care and service to improve health in communities throughout central Illinois and beyond. Always focused on its North Star – providing the best care possible for patients and health plan members – Carle Health is driven by a deep philanthropic spirit to solve real-world health issues now and into the future. The system includes eight award-winning hospitals, multispecialty physician group practices with more than 1,300 doctors and advanced practice providers, provider-driven health insurance plans including Health AllianceTM and FirstCarolinaCare, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the world’s first engineering- based medical school, Methodist College, Stephens Family Clinical Research Institute, and other associated healthcare businesses – all working together to get patients and health plan members the care they need at the right time and at every point in their healthcare journey. Founded in Urbana, IL, Carle Health has nearly 16,500 team members working across Illinois, Indiana, Washington and North Carolina. It’s proud to be named a Great Place to Work®.
Located in the beautiful town of Bloomington, Illinois, Illinois Wesleyan University is a small liberal arts college dedicated to academic pursuit. With a very long list of bachelor’s programs, students won’t have a hard time finding their niche. All traditional disciplines are represented, including pre-professional programs such as Law, Medicine, Engineering, Dentistry, and even Seminary. Though Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer graduate programs, the faculty understands the importance of research experience. Students who wish to participate in research projects can do so through the supervision of faculty.. The university publishes a journal to showcase student research, and students are able to build their knowledge and resume for future professional or academic pursuits. Study abroad programs are encouraged for all students. Illinois Wesleyan University believes students should appreciate international cultures and understand the global climate. The university collaborates with dozens of organizations all over the world so that students can explore academic pursuits in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Oceania. Student life opportunities are flourishing on the Bloomington campus. Students can get involved in student organizations, Greek life, athletic teams, and on-campus residence halls. Student support services include academic workshops, health services, counseling, career advising, and much more. Illinois Wesleyan University offers stellar academic and cultural opportunities to enjoy.
Founded in 1857, Illinois State University was the first public university in the state and is one of the Midwest’s oldest institutions of higher education. It is a coeducational, residential university. Its 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 67 undergraduate programs in more than 188 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 39 master’s, two specialist, and nine doctoral programs. The 350-acre campus includes more than 60 major buildings with state-of-the-art technology, and Watterson Towers is one of the most unique structures, as this residence hall is the tallest building between Chicago and St. Louis. Other major facilities include a Center for the Performing Arts, a 360-acre farm, Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium, a University Planetarium, Redbird Arena, and Hancock Stadium. From meeting facilities to cultural opportunities through the arts, and excitement of numerous sporting events each year, ISU is a vital part of the Bloomington-Normal community.
Rivian is an automotive technology company that develops products and services to advance the shift to sustainable mobility. The company creates solutions that redefine traditional automotive economics and remove the pain points of conventional ownership. It also manufactures autonomous electric vehicles intended to offer a comfortable and eco-friendly drive experience. Robert J. Scaringe founded Rivian in Plymouth, Minnesota in 2009.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America. Cintas operates more than 420 facilities in the U.S. and Canada, including four manufacturing plants and eight distribution centers that employ more than 30,000 people. Company revenues were $3.5 billion in fiscal year 2010. Net income for the year was $216 million, and earnings per diluted share were $1.49. Cintas was founded by Richard T. Farmer, Chairman Emeritus. Scott Farmer was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2003 and Bob Kohlhepp serves as Chairman of the Board.