A Publication of WTVP

July 2023

Dr. Meenakshy Aiyer and Seshadri Guha

Learning the Landscape, and Mastering It

India natives Seshadri Guha and Meenakshy Aiyer have made it work in Peoria — in business, in medicine, in their own lives Seshadri Guha and Dr. Meenakshy Aiyer have made significant contributions to Peoria’s business and health care landscapes, all while contending with an unfamiliar culture and community. “We had

The reluctant reverend

Deveraux Hubbard had other dreams, but he’s devoted his life to building a church and transforming lives The Rev. Deveraux Hubbard didn’t plan to become a pastor. The East St. Louis native had other plans when he arrived at Bradley University. “I went to college wanting to make a lot
Federal Judge James Shadid

From cop’s son to captain of the courtroom

Federal Judge James Shadid’s story is America’s story, and he’s never forgotten where he came from Amid many professional and civic duties, U.S. District Court Judge James E. Shadid cherishes naturalization ceremonies. “They’re very important to me,” he says solemnly. When Shadid swears in new citizens, he revels in a

Open hearts, innovation and a better Peoria

Kevin and Lisa Schoeplein continue to give back to Peoria because of what it gave them: ‘A good life’ Kevin and Lisa Schoeplein’s open hearts and tireless energy have changed the face of medicine in the Peoria area. Still, this community wasn’t the obvious place for the couple to land.

Going where women hadn’t gone before

Legendary Coach Lorene Ramsey’s teams won many a national title, but the relationships beat the trophies Given the length of her coaching career and her accomplishments, it’s hard to determine where to begin to tell the story of Lorene Ramsey. Perhaps it’s best to begin at the beginning. Before she
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