Alumni & Campus Stories

Ned Nolan

A new phase

After retiring six years ago, following a successful career in finance, Ned Moran, LAS ’82, purposely entered a new phase of his life. For him, it wasn’t time to kick back and relax, but...

Robb and Todd Mitchell

Sibling Reveille

Soldiers often head into military service as strangers and return bonded like siblings. Then there’s Col. Robb Mitchell ’94 LAS, MS ’05 UIC, and Col. Todd Mitchell, ’95 LAS, who are identical twins on...

Michael Pan

’Shroom Chef

In 2008, Michael Pan, ’01 ENG, traveled from his home in Chicago to visit his vegetarian Buddhist family in Malaysia. His cousin put a bowl of food on the table. Pan tried a bite...

Christine Rea

Show Starter

For Christine Rea, ’91 LAS, the roller-skating rink was a fixture of her childhood in Lansing, Ill. She loved every aspect of her weekly Saturday skates with her best friend: the music, the food,...

Audrey Chapuis

Bibliophile

From earliest childhood, Audrey Chapuis, MA ’06 LIS, was in love with books. “No one knows where it came from,” she says, “but since I was 3 years old I was obsessed with them....

David Kroese

Park Rover

Lots of men facing a mid-life stall opt to get a divorce or a sports car. David Kroese, ’93 LAS, visited all of the U.S. National Parks.  “I’d had a very good run,” Kroese...