Alumni & Campus Stories

Hall of Famers

  RON GUENTHER Football, 1963-66 Athletics Director, 1992–2011 Ron Guenther was an offensive lineman for the Fighting Illini from 1963 to 1966, earning team MVP, Second-Team All–Big Ten and First-Team Academic All–Big Ten honors...

Student Athlete Interview: Diana Brown

The redshirt senior and starting Illini volleyball setter just graduated with a 4.0 GPA in cell and molecular biology. On the court, Brown, ’22 LAS, started all 34 matches during the 2021 season, playing...

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...