Voices of ACES

November 18, 2019
By Riley Maloney
I have wanted to travel to Africa since I was 14 years old, and this past winter break I was able to finally fulfill that dream. I traveled to Sierra Leone, where I, and nine other students, did work with the World Fish Foundation, educating farmers about how to grow their fisheries and supply better fish to customers and their families.

November 13, 2019
By Haley Bickelhaupt
With the fall semester of school at the University of Illinois now in full swing, college students from all majors and cities, with many different talents can be seen walking, talking, and exploring campus. Despite the many activities going on throughout the heart of the university, many students are unaware of the rich, exciting history that has affected their daily lives.

November 6, 2019
By Molly Stamm
Following the close of my freshman year, I was questioning my purpose at this university. I had little direction with respect to my studies, and was having trouble pinpointing my passion. After significant thought and intense debate, I made the decision not to return to the university for the upcoming fall semester.

November 1, 2019
By Marla Todd
You might be asking yourself if and how your philanthropic contribution can create an impact. Often, it’s the collective of annual contributions that provides critical support for a mission. This is certainly the case with the more than 1,300 gifts made each year to the College of ACES Annual Fund.

November 1, 2019
By Erick Klein
In my preparation for becoming an occupational therapist, I have involved myself with many different experiences. 

November 1, 2019
By Johnathan Ip
For my junior year summer, I had the opportunity to intern at the Union Square Hospitality Group, a company that I have admired for its vision of hospitality. I was hired as a restaurant operations intern at the Union Square Cafe, the company’s flagship restaurant.

October 22, 2019
By Rodrigo Trevisan
In most of my professional career, I have been focused on improving crop production by understanding the impacts of spatial and temporal variability at the field level. Taking these variations into consideration, instead of using just the averages, is the basis of precision agriculture.

October 10, 2019
By Kaity Spangler
Hello! My name is Kaity Spangler and I am a 2018 Agricultural Leadership and Science Education graduate.

October 8, 2019
By Gretchen Macklin
As a kid growing up in Illinois, I was heavily involved in 4-H for 11 years, taking projects like swine, horticulture, photography, and cooking. I think my favorite part of 4-H was not showing projects at the fair, or monthly club meetings, or the skills it taught me, or even working with livestock, although I really enjoyed all those things. My favorite part of 4-H was the community.

October 3, 2019
By Steven Buchholz
I remembered touring the FSHN pilot plant my freshman year during a class and thought it was the coolest place ever. I applied for an internship during my freshman year and soon became employed.