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Finding your people at Illinois

OMC Ambassador, Ava Zawilenski

My freshman year at the University of Illinois started out rough. I really doubted if college was the right place for me at the time. I was really missing my friends, my family, and my home in general. Joining my extracurriculars outside of school provided me with unique experiences and friends that I know will last a lifetime.

The first extracurricular I joined was my dance

OMC Ambassador, Ava Splear
Ava Splear | October 25, 2022

How I Ended Up at the College of ACES

View of the Atitlan volcano from one of the coffee farms in Yepocapa, Guatemala.
Heidi Allen Asensio | October 18, 2022

Love of coffee leads to helping farmers in Guatemala

Madison Garcia
Madison Garcia | October 5, 2022

Summer study in Greece brings new outlook on life

Collage of a football on a field, Campbell in an FFA uniform, and Campbell at a networking event
J.C. Campbell | September 6, 2022

Looking to Lead

Maggie Sweppy walking through rock formations
Maggie Sweppy | September 6, 2022

"Comfort is overrated"

Marise Robbins Forbes with Jo Downey, donor of the Sesquicentennial Garden
Marla Todd | September 6, 2022

Good-bye and best wishes!

A laptop sitting on a desk
Lauren Quinn | September 6, 2022

Telling the research story for ACES