Who was in town? William Stratton

UI Alumni Assoc (UIAA) Board Chairman, William Stratton (Bill) was in town for a few days and met up with us on Aug 26 for a quick TGIF drink at Zentro IFC. The night was highlighted by the outdoor heat  and some amazing stories and updates from Bill including one about the history-making around-the-world flight by an Illinois alumnus, Dr. Bo Zhang  (full story here). Share with us your photos from the night!

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2015 Madhuri & Jagdish N. Seth Int’l Alumni Award


On 31 May 2016, we are honored to attend the 2015 Madhuri & Jagdish N. Seth Int’l Alumni Award Ceremony, honoring  Dr. Geoffrey Yeh, an Illinois alumnus.

Dr. Yeh attended UIUC in 1950 and received a B.S in Civil Engineering (Illinois). Since then the Yeh Family has supported the school for many years, including  M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Graduate Research Fellowships in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), the M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Endowed Chair in CEE, and the M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Student Center at the CEE.

It was an intimate event where our recent graduates get to spend time with Dr. Yeh and also Dean Cangellaris. We would like to congratulate Dr. Yeh again for all his support to the univeristy.

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UIAA Happy Hour x Jinjuu

Imagine everyone had a great start of 2016, while we will sail right into Q2, lets meet before we farewell this cold March! On this coming Thursday at Jinjuu, the contemporary Korea restaurant right at the heart of Central, alumni & friends will be here to greet those familiar faces and to meet new ones. It’s Thursday we are here to wrap up the week good (and early).

Where| Jinjuu, UG/F, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, HK
When| 17 March 2016, Thursday (7 – 10pm)

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Drop in anytime!


Meet Vice Chancellor Dan Paterson and Senior Director Patty Lam

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The UIAA-HK Leadership Team hosted a welcome dinner with Vice Chancellor Dan Paterson, and Senior Director Patty Lam.  They extended tremendous appreciation to the UIAA-HK Chapter for their dedication and contribution to the U of I.  The Team discussed the club mission and plans going forward, and how they can help to support us.  The Team took this opportunity to thank the Preparatory Committee member, Alan Pak, Francis Fung, and Sean Wan who were instrumental in establishing this club last year.



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Thank you for coming to our Mentor’s Discussion Panel last week!

Thank you for coming to our Mentor’s Discussion Panel last week!

We would also like to give a huge shout out to our honorary guest, Mrs. Sophie Leung, and our wonderful panelists:


Mr. Adrian Aw

Mr. Michael Debolt

Mr. Jack Lai

Mrs. Drina Yue

We explored major events and changes in their respective career paths that made them who they are today and led them to become more motivated in obtaining their career goals. We learned a lot about their insights on major decisions that they made in their workplace, as well as, important traits that made them successful as leaders of today’s society. Moreover, they provided us much needed advice about upcoming trends in their industries and gave us personalized advice on our own career paths.

Thank you, panelists! It was a definitely a fruitful experience!