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Jerry Farringer

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Jerry and Sue were starting their lives together in 1965. they both valued education and decided to enroll at Sauk together. The newlyweds were the 2nd and 3rd students in Sauk history to register for classes. With Sue's support, Jerry went on to earn his bachelor's and master's degrees, spending most of his career as a fisheries biologist.

50 years later, Jerry credits Sauk for his great start. ""Thank God for Sauk Valley College. It was the perfect place to enter the educational system and gave us the foundation we needed,"" shared Jerry. He added, ""With the small class sizes, there was a lot of one on one, and the faculty was always available.""

Jerry and Sue recently returned to Sauk to see how the campus has transformed over the years. They continue to believe in the power of education to change lives and the value of a Sauk education.