ACES Family Academies is Almost Here!

ACES Family Academies is Almost Here!

Jul 7
Tina Veal, Director of Alumni Relations
  

We are just a few short days away from launching the inaugural ACES Family Academies event on Thursday, July 9 at the College of ACES! We look forward to welcoming 96 participants from six states, 30 faculty instructors, and more than 40 volunteers to campus this week to participate in educational sessions across the College of ACES campus. Participants will be engaged in hands-on sessions about wellness, animal sciences, robotics, electricity, and take tours of the student sustainable farm, the beef farm, and the solar energy house….just to name a few!

 

ACES Family Academies is a new program sponsored by the ACES Alumni Association. ACES alumni were invited to return to campus with youth ages 8-12 years of age. Many of the participants are bringing their children, grandchildren,or nieces and nephews to share their Illini pride with them! I am so proud of our college for showcasing what the College of ACES has to offer. Many of our alumni think about their days as a College of Agriculture or Home Economics student and may not know how many opportunities exist for our students today. I hope they will see the diversity we have in the College of ACES today! 

 

Stay tuned on the College of ACES Alumni Facebook page for photos from the 2-day event!