WIU alumna enjoys new ‘roll’: power-packing player for the Peoria Push

WIU alumna Lisa Kerr recently described herself as having been a “band nerd” in high school—and one of those kids who wanted to stay “under the radar” in the (often cruel) high school social hierarchy.

But when she got to college, she gained more confidence. Today, Kerr, now 32, has no problem showing off. According to a recent story from the Galesburg Register-Mail, Kerr is one of a number of professional women who’ve found a passion for strutting their stuff on skates.

Kerr, who graduated from WIU with a bachelor’s degree in business in 1999, now lives in Peoria (Ill.) and works for Marquette Group as a team leader. She also owns her own business on the side. And now that she’s a derby girl with the Peoria Push League, she’s got a philosophy for having fun and being the person she wants to be:

“…skate hard, give some hits, take some hits and have fun with other women looking for the same thing.”

To find out more of Kerr’s story, read reporter Tom Leowy’s full Register-Mail article here. If you liked learning about Western’s alumna skating to success, click ‘share,’ on Facebook or Twitter (below), or follow us by subscribing (click the orange icon at the top of the page, or sign-up for an e-mail notification)!

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