Ricker Circle

The Ricker Circle is an honorary society recognizing alumni and friends who have contributed cumulative, lifetime gifts of $2,500 or more to the Illinois Alumni Association. The society is named in honor of Nathan C. Ricker—the second Illinois Alumni Association president and designer of the distinctive Illinois Alumni Association crest, which originally was worn as an alumni badge of pride and now serves as The Ricker Circle emblem.

Recognition Levels

Diamond Level ($25,000 +) icon

Diamond Level ($25,000 +)

  • Norman ’58 DSSWV and Mary Jane Beasley
  • Henry ’52 DSSWV and Nancy Blackwell ’52 MEDIA
  • Donald ’53 BUS and Frances Buske
  • Robert ’54 BUS and Alice Campbell, JD JD ’43 LAW
  • Elizabeth Carmichael
  • George Clements
  • Dorothy ’49 LAS and James Dilorio
  • Richard Foley ’49 ENG and Joanne Bresee Foley '49 LAS
  • William ’86 BUS and Martha Forsyth III ’86 LAS
  • Lawrence Gougler ’41 BUS
  • Phyllis Hallene ’51 LAS
  • Michael ’72 LAS and Lois Harring ’73 LAS
Topaz Level ($15,000 +) icon

Topaz Level ($15,000 +)

  • Daniel ’72 AA and Meredith Azark
  • T. Eugene ’52 BUS, MA ’57 and Shirley Blanchard
  • George ’60 AHS and Jeanne Bon Salle
  • Ruth W. Bowen
  • Amy K. Brownback ’00 MEDIA
  • Benjamin H. Brownback ’99 LAS
  • Kathy Calvert ’93 BUS
  • Brett ’93 LAS and Lara Coffee
  • Dan ’75 BUS and Anita DeCanniere
Sapphire Level ($2,500 +) icon

Sapphire Level ($2,500 +)

  • Richard Adams ’59 MEDIA and Patricia Januszki 85 BUS
  • Paul Adriani ’85 LAS and Susan Hardenbrook
  • John ’50 ACES and Marjorie Albin
  • Larry ’70 ENG and Dheena Altenbaumer ’71 LAS
  • Gene and Ellen Amberg
  • Brian and Andrea Ballinger ’98 LAS, MBA ’08
  • Stephen Bardo ’90 LAS