blog postsFind your local Illini clubMay 17, 2016 11:00 am42 views Illini clubs, affinity groups and college groups are a great way to stay connected to the University and your fellow alumni. They offer a variety of social, cultural, educational, community service and networking events. Jennifer Neubauer named president of UI Alumni AssociationMay 18, 2017 9:30 am35 views Champaign native and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign alumna Jennifer Lewis Neubauer has been named president of the University of Illinois Alumni Association.July 18 at Millennium Park, RSVP nowJun 18, 2019 2:00 pm35 views Celebrate your Illini pride in downtown Chicago at Illini Fest! Drinks, live music, notable Illini, and more! First 1,000 registrants receive a free Illinois flag at the event.Educational entrepreneur, postdoc researcher make Forbes '30 under 30' listJan 10, 2017 9:45 am26 views Illinois' Ryan Hoch, alumnus and co-founder of Overgrad, and current postdoctoral researcher Lydia Kisley, were named to the 2017 Forbes "30 Under 30" ranking for Education and Healthcare, respectively. College of Business receives $150 million naming giftOct 26, 2017 8:30 am23 views The College of Business at Illinois will be known as the Gies College of Business after an unprecedented investment from a distinguished alumnus. Alum Elias Waddington: Using skills to help police SWAT teamApr 9, 2019 1:00 pm18 views Elias Waddington designs, tests, and flies the world’s longest-flying production electric quadrotor.Meet the 2016 Chicago Illini of the Year honoreesMar 8, 2016 2:15 pm14 views Co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Alumni Association and the Chicago Illini Club, this award recognizes the accomplishments of Chicago-area graduates of the University. Q&A: Chris Silcox, former Illini gymnast and Spider-Man stunt doubleAug 11, 2017 8:30 am13 views If you saw Spider-Man: Homecoming, you saw Chris Silcox. You just didn’t realize it.Illinois' Tatyana McFadden is on Forbes '30 Under 30' listJan 5, 2017 11:30 am12 views McFadden solidified her legacy as the top Paralympic marathoner in the world as she completed her fourth straight sweep of the marathon majors, and dominated the track at the Rio 2016 Paralympic GamesEducation alumna creating a buzz in Chicago Public SchoolFeb 28, 2018 9:30 am11 views First year CPS teacher and Illinois alumna Amanda Fagenson is drawing an audience and admiration for her teaching skillsChicago Illini of the Year Awards to Rich Sieracki, Jill Wine-BanksJun 3, 2019 10:15 am11 views Chicago Illini of the Year Awards recognize outstanding alumni who live and work in the Chicago metropolitan area. Journalism grad receives Pulitzer PrizeApr 22, 2016 2:30 pm10 views Leonora LaPeter Anton ’86, of the Tampa Bay Times was awarded a 2016 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. The reporting was a joint project between the Times and the Herald-Tribune into Florida’s state-funded mental hospitals.The many Illinois memories of alumnus Fred StahlJun 17, 2019 10:15 am8 views Fred met his wife in the Illini Union. One day they walked up to the door at the President's House and asked President David Henry’s wife if they could marry in the garden. They were one of the first couples to do so.The Googlers: Mathematics alumni find success at GoogleDec 12, 2017 11:00 am8 views What can you do with a degree in mathematics? Count a career at one of the world's most successful tech companies among the possibilitiesAlumnus Larry Gies to deliver commencement addressMar 4, 2019 10:15 am6 views Gies will encourage each graduating student to 'find your why' at the May 11 ceremony. 'It’s about being able to connect the dots from what you are doing each and every day to a higher purpose.' Tatyana McFadden wins ESPY for Best Female Athlete with a DisabilityJul 14, 2016 9:15 am6 views The Baltimore Sun (July 14) McFadden has won three straight wheelchair marathon grand slams and is halfway to her fourth, with wins in Boston and London this year.Alum Ed Jackson, Jr.: Chief architect, MLK National MemorialJan 19, 2019 4:45 pm5 views Ed Jackson, Jr. shares insights into how he and his team brought the memorial from the original vision to its permanent place on the National MallTwo alumni being inducted into National Inventors Hall of FameApr 25, 2016 3:30 pm5 views The late William Sparks (PhD, chemistry, ’36) and the late Welton Taylor (BA, ’41, MS, ’47, and PhD, ’48, bacteriology) were among 16 inductees recently admitted to the National Inventors Hall of FameIn WWII, alumna found herself behind enemy linesFeb 8, 2017 9:00 am4 views Jill Pitts Knappenberger drove a modified Red Cross bus that delivered coffee, doughnuts and goodwill to Allied troops - until she found herself surrounded by German soldiers in the Battle of the BulgeWebsite celebrates achievements of University of Illinois womenApr 3, 2018 12:00 pm4 views Visit the University Library's website highlighting 150 women nominated for the significant achievements they realized as Illinois students, staff, faculty, or alumniTatyana McFadden wins fourth straight Boston MarathonApr 18, 2016 12:45 pm4 views American Tatyana McFadden cruised to her fourth straight victory in the women’s wheelchair race at the 2016 Boston Marathon, finishing in a time of 1 hour, 42 minutes, and 16 seconds.Illinois: The early yearsJun 22, 2017 8:00 am4 views From the muddy prairie rose a school—and a student body—rooted in manual labor and religious worship, in addition to cultural activities that left sports in the dustIllinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:00 am4 views Maj. Kenneth Bailey of Danville, a 1935 graduate, was awarded the medal posthumously for leading his company in defending an airfield during the Guadalcanal Campaign in September 1942Alumnus Nate Azark: Drawn to the CityJan 14, 2019 11:15 am3 views Nate Azark owns of 12 Line Studio, which does design work for national brands and local startups. His distinctive style has also been featured on concert posters and album coversAlumnus Richard Cahan on writing 'Un-American'Feb 7, 2018 6:45 am3 views Cahan's latest book is Un-American: The Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II. Cahan is a journalist, author, photo historian, and co-founder of CityFiles Press in Chicago.Illinois names inaugural class to its Athletics Hall Of FameFeb 23, 2017 10:45 am3 views The 28-person Class of 2017, dates back to the first Illini football team in 1890, through the addition of women's varsity teams in the early 1970s, and up to coaches and athletes from the current century.Journalists Balz and Simon part of panel on Trump-era political reportingApr 6, 2018 9:15 am3 views The panel will include alunmni Dan Balz, chief correspondent for The Washington Post, and Roger Simon, who retired last year as chief political columnist for PoliticoChemistry alumna recognized for groundbreaking career in biotechJul 5, 2016 11:00 am3 views “It was an opportunity to ask questions to which we didn’t know the answers yet,” said Chilton, recipient of the 2016 U of I Alumni Association Achievement Award. Want to help Tatyana McFadden win an ESPY?Jul 12, 2016 3:45 pm3 views You can vote for Illinois alumna Tatyana McFadden to win an ESPY for Best Female Athlete With A DisabilityIllinois alum wins Columbia's John Chancellor Award for journalismSep 19, 2017 10:45 am3 views '(Dan) Balz is the chief correspondent of The Washington Post and one of the country’s most trusted political reporters.'