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Doug Gilpin standing on a rocky beach

Honored Architect

Architect W. Douglas Gilpin Jr., ’74 FAA, MARCH ’76, designs with a keen eye toward preservation and sustainability, talents that earned him the prestigious Milton LaTour Grigg Award in 2022

Lou Liay standing at a podium

Honoring Our Own

At Commencement ceremonies on May 12, 2023, the University will confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters upon Louis Liay, EDM ’62, crowning a lifetime of exemplary work

James Allen


Treatment options are limited for pediatric patients with recurrent T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or T-ALL. James R. Allen, ’11 LAS, is working to understand the cell mechanisms behind the disease’s

Paul Lisnek

Alter Ego

After four successful decades as a lawyer, jury consultant, professor, and currently, WGN-TV’s political analyst, Paul Lisnek, ’80 LAS, MA ’80 LAS, JD ’83, PHD ’86 LAS, decided to give