President Tierno to travel country in RV, rally alumni

May 26, 2017 | 4:03 PM

For eight weeks this summer, MacMurray College President Mark Tierno will be living in an RV, crisscrossing the United States, “rallying the alumni army,” as he says.

The President’s MacNation Tour will officially begin on June 1 with a kick-off party on the President’s Lawn located at 339 East State Street in Jacksonville from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and appetizers and beverages will be served. During the event, President Tierno will give an overview of the tour at 5:30 p.m. and then unveil the RV, which will be uniquely wrapped for the MacNation Tour.

On his trip, President Tierno will visit over 30 states, hosting alumni events in 30 cities which include stops in Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, the Heartland, East coast and all throughout the South. To see if President Tierno is coming to a city near you, go to

“The energy and commitment of our alumni and friends are vital for the future success of the College,” Rikki Langan, director of advancement and alumni relations, said. “The MacNation Tour is a fun way to build excitement and to let the world know why MacMurray College is such a special place.”

The MacNation Tour will wrap up with a welcome home party in Jacksonville on July 26. For more information about the tour visit the MacNation Tour 2017 website at or contact Rikki Langan, director of alumni relations, at 217-479-7030 or at

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