Not an everyday opportunity

Not an everyday opportunity

May 20
Ellen Reeder, Senior in ACES

It’s not every day that you get to eat dinner at the University of Illinois President’s House and it’s not every day that you get to be surrounded by so many successful alumni. But, when you’re a student in the College of ACES, anything is possible. I feel so lucky to be a member of the ACES Student Advancement Committee because I have opportunities like this knocking at my door.

As a student, I can’t even begin to express how lucky I feel to be attending the University of Illinois while Bob Easter is serving as President and Phyllis Wise is serving as Chancellor. They made it apparent at the ACES in Places event last week that the College of ACES is at the top of their list because of the impact that global agriculture has and will have in the future.

As I sat there at dinner on Thursday night and looked around, I realized that our college is great for a lot of reasons, but the number one reason is the people. People like President Easter who have made our college a better place and continue to do so for the future.

SAC at Illinois