Alumni & Campus Stories

James Franklin Sharp

Mr. Speaker

How good of a commencement speaker is James Franklin Sharp, ’59 ENG? The Chester, Ill., native has delivered five keynote addresses at his hometown’s grade school and high school, and he bested the draw...

Bart Ladd, Dee Brown and Grant Pitcher,

Orange on Brown

The place was Rosebud, but the occasion was straight up Orange and Blue—emphasis on Orange. This past January, the grandfather/grandson duo of Bart Ladd, ’57 BUS, and Grant Pitcher, ’19 ACES, took Illini basketball...

The Power of I

“The University of Illinois is done with Midwest humble.” That’s the word from Eric Minor, ’86 ENG, the U of I chief marketing officer, as he and his team prepare to launch “The Power of I,” a marketing...

Alumni Awards

2019 ALUMNI AWARDS

  ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENT AWARD CURATIVE CHEMIST Dale Kempf followed his groundbreaking research on HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C by focusing on neglected diseases In 1991, the AIDS epidemic was raging and there seemed to be...