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Carmen Rossi, casually dressed, sitting on the edge of a bar countertop at his Hubbard Inn restaurant.

Serial Entrepreneur

It’s astonishing that Carmen Rossi, ’07 LAS, MS ’09 AHS, ever had time to go to class. As an undergraduate at Illinois, he started a business that built dormitory lofts and rehabbed heating fixtures....

Equity Partner

Making equity partner at a top national law firm would be enough of an accomplishment for most people. But not for Fox Rothschild labor and employment attorney Gray Mateo-Harris, ’05 LAS, JD ’08. Her...

Block I Farmers

When it comes to their Alma Mater, Jay F. Allen, ’72 ACES, and his son, Jared B. Allen, ’15 ACES, “bleed Orange and Blue,” and the proof is as clear as a cloudless day. An...

Server Savior

As an academic technology specialist at Stanford University, Quinn Dombrowski, MS ’09 IS, helps scholars conduct better digital research in linguistics. When Russia invaded Ukraine, she found herself co-leading a new effort: Saving Ukrainian...

Linguaphile

A professor of ESL/Bilingual education at National Louis University, Kristin Lems, MA ’75 LAS, MA ’83 LAS, received the 2021 Elliot Judd Outstanding Teacher Award presented by the Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers...

Dr. Nicole Williams

Taboo Buster

Dr. Nicole Williams, ’97 LAS, ’97 LAS, doesn’t get mad—she gets motivated. When a guidance counselor suggested that she consider becoming a nurse instead of a doctor, Williams doubled down on her studies, earned...