Connie Rolison Corbett Oral History
From University Archives on 06/11/2018
Connie Rolison Corbett came to the University of Illinois as a transfer student in 1963, majoring in medical technology. She came to Illinois because she felt lonely at Ohio University, where she spent her freshman year, to join a high school friend who was pledging Delta Sigma Theta. Her pledging semester’s 4.9 (out of 5) GPA earned her an appointment to the Office of the National Second Vice President which afforded her opportunities for travel. In one such opportunity she went to Los Angeles and was able to meet Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the mid – 60s.