Be there or NOT. Stream online!


Can’t make it to Urbana-Champaign, Ill., for the University of Illinois Alumni Association’s 2016 Alumni Leadership Conference? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! Mark your calendar for the Alumni Leadership Conference livestream.

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 (all times are Central Standard Time)

Streamed sessions will include:

10 a.m.: Conference Welcome
Speaker: Loren R. Taylor, president and CEO for the UI Alumni Association

10:30-11:30 a.m.: Workshop 1: The Ins & Outs of the Club/Group Scholarship Program Presenters: Jamie McFarling, director for scholarship stewardship and donor relations for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement, and Jenny Carroll, director of gift planning operations for the University of Illinois Foundation

11:30-Noon: Guest Speaker Chris Tuttle, associate director of development/Varsity I director for the I FUND

Break for Lunch

1:30-2:15 p.m.: Workshop 2: How to Get More Action on Your Social Media
Presenter: Caryn Giznik, digital/social media coordinator for the UI Alumni Association

2:15-2:45 p.m.: Workshop 3: Secrets From Award Winning Clubs
Open discussion

2:45-3:45 p.m.: Workshop 4: What Do Young Alumni Really Want?
Presenters: Matt Wilson, associate vice president, alumni community development for the UI Alumni Association, Chelsea Hamilton, marketing coordinator for the UI Alumni Association, and Hugo Herrera, business intelligence for the UI Alumni Association

3:45-4 p.m.: Conference Closing

View the entire conference or pick and choose your sessions. Simply click “Join Livestream” below.

Questions? Contact Allison Henning, alumni community development coordinator for the UI Alumni Association, at or 312-585-9018.

Alumni Leadership Conference & Homecoming 2016. BE THERE.


***Please share with your fellow board members!

You’re invited to attend the University of Illinois Alumni Association’s 2016 Alumni Leadership Conference.

Alumni leaders from near and far will return to campus to network, share best practices and hear the latest news from the UI Alumni Association.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Homecoming Weekend
Oct. 27-29, 2016

Highlights will include:

Thursday, Oct. 27
Campustown Food Tour
Dierks Bentley Concert *

Friday, Oct. 28
Networking Breakfast
Workshop 1: The Ins & Outs of the Club/Group Scholarship Program
Annual Leadership Luncheon & Awards Presentation
Workshop 2: How to Get More Action on Your Social Media
Workshop 3: Secrets of Award Winning Illini Clubs/Groups
Workshop 4: What Do Young Alumni Really Want?
Mix & Mingle Social
Homecoming Parade

Saturday, Oct. 29
UI Alumni Association Homecoming Tailgate *
Homecoming Football Game: Illinois vs. Minnesota *

Please register by Oct. 21.

* Additional registration fees may apply.

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!

The University of Illinois Alumni Association (UIAA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that strives to enhance the Universities in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield by connecting, inspiring and celebrating more than 700,000 University of Illinois alumni.

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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