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Jerred Pauwels

Jerred Pauwels

VP/strategic partnerships | John Deere | Class of 1993

Jerred Pauwels' reward for studying untill 11 p.m. in the Undergraduate Library many weeknights?

The walk home.

"In the winter, I recall feeling in awe as I emerged from the Undergrad at the sight of the main Graduate Library and its structure covered in a gentle blanket of snow, the dim glow of surrounding lights and the quiet calm that had engulfed the campus," says John Deere's vice president for strategic partnerships.

"I felt inspired, grateful and humbled by the opportunity to be attending such a distinguished university, motivated to experience everything in my four years at Champaign that I possibly could.”