“I”s on the World: Mountain Toppers
Generations of Illini trekked to the top of Mount LeConte to proudly display their Alma Mater’s flag. The Immen family (From left: Kristen, ’16 UIC; Steven, ’08 LAS, MD ’13 UIC; Rachel, ’08 LAS, MD ’13 UIC; Micah; Beth, ’82 bus; Joseph Christopher, ’79 LAS; and Jennifer ’11 LAS) camped atop the third-highest peak in the Smoky Mountains National Park.
They viewed sunsets, enjoyed hearty meals and befriended other travelers. Beth reminisces that her most memorable moment was making it back down in a storm. “Everyone pictured, but the little one, has earned at least one degree from the University of the Illinois,” she says. “Here’s hoping he’ll be part of the Illini nation someday.”
For more photos of alumni around the world, check out our Flickr album. Send pictures of yourself clad in orange and blue to IllinoisAlumni@uillinois.edu. You also can post to www.Facebook.com/IllinoisAlumni and twitter.com/uiaa using hashtag #IlliniWorldwide.