Chris Hulvey did not follow the traditional path to college. After finishing high school in 1975, he worked in manufacturing for several years, then got on with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department. He started farming, got married, and began raising a family.
“I woke up one morning and decided I wanted to go to Spoon River College. I made the call and started with one class.”
Hulvey started at SRC in 2000, continuing his work as a farmer and full-time deputy. He earned an associate degree in agriculture in 2002.
“Going to Spoon River College gave me self-confidence, it empowered me. I tell my kids they can accomplish anything.”