Alumni Make A Difference

Alumni Make A Difference

Mar 21
Tina Veal, Director of Alumni Relations

The College of ACES Alumni Association will soon be honoring five outstanding alumni with the ACES Award of Merit recognition on April 15, 2013, which is the highest honor given by the alumni association. I continually am inspired by their stories and how they “give back” to their alma mater and beyond.

When you graduated from the University of Illinois, did you think about how you can “give back” to the college or university? Giving back can mean a number of things from volunteering to speak to a class, serving on an departmental advisory board, providing internships or job shadowing opportunities for students, serving on the ACES Alumni Board of Directors and yes of course, giving financially for scholarships or programs to benefit our  students.

Our ACES Award of Merit winners including Mr. Jim Fraley, Mr. Doug Hixon, Mrs. Lynette Marshall, Mrs. Tami Craig Schilling and Mr. David Shockey have all “given back” in some way. Whether it was to the College of ACES or University of Illinois or in their hometown areas they live in, they are leaders in their communities.

I hope you will join me as we recognize five outstanding alumni for their time, talent and treasure contributions as they continue to “give back” as graduates of the College of ACES at the University of Illinois! The ACES Award of Merit Luncheon will be held on Monday, April 15 from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at the I-Hotel. Reservations are being accepted online at through April 1.

Once an Illini, Always an Illini!