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Alumni spotlight: Becky (Nelson) Comet '81

Becky (Nelson) Comet

Becky (Nelson) Comet '81 is one of six remaining contestants (out of the original field of 15) on the current season of "The Biggest Loser."

A teacher in Arkansas schools for almost 25 years, Becky – a wife and mother of four – wants to set a healthy example for her students. You can follow her progress at 7 p.m. (Central) Tuesdays on NBC.

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News briefs from the EIU Alumni Association

Photos from the 95th Homecoming Game Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, in O'Brien Stadium on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston, Ill. (STEPHEN HAAS)

● Thank you to all who came back to campus to celebrate "Greatness In Blue" Homecoming 2011. Check out these great photos from the entire Homecoming Week. Couldn't make it this year? Mark your calendar for Homecoming 2012 (Oct. 12-14).

● The Legacy Scholarship is awarded each fall to an EIU freshman who is the child and/or grandchild of an EIU graduate. The EIU Alumni Association is accepting applications through Feb. 1.

● EIU Alumni Association members, don't forget to take advantage of our discount program with Working Advantage this holiday season – simply email alumeiu@eiu.edu for the membership ID number and then visit the site's registration page. Not yet a member of the EIU Alumni Association? Join now!

● This summer, EIU Alumni Services will host a reunion for the Buzzard Lab School. If you attended the school at any point in time, please complete this form to be added to the mailing list. Details will be mailed out at a later date.