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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We will be putting together our shopping list for the tailgate soon! yay! FOOD!

The UIAA Board is Formed!


Thanks for all the supports at our first general meeting last Friday in Central! Not only we have 40 members attended the event, we also received a bunch of proxy from members who was not available that night!

We have unanimously adopted the Bylaws and voted for the 4 officers. 2 committees are also established on the night to support upcoming UIAA activities!

The night is highlighted by our special guest. Scott Koeneman, UI Director of International Advancement and Associate Dean of the Library, came to our support and presented some U of I souvenirs to our new officers and committees’ chairs.

We have some members who have been very supportive in our initiatives to re-energize UIAA-HK, including Sophie Leung, Brian Leung and Norman Li, Director of Asia Pacific, Illinois Office of Trade and Investment, who also made it to the meeting last Friday and shared with us their experiences and expectations inthe Association. We would like to take the chance here again to thanks Sophie for bringing back UIAA-HK!

Many thanks to the preparation committee to pull the crowd together!

Meet the officers and committees here and see the photo from that night!




Drina C. Yue


Vice President

Adrian Aw



Carol Chu



Jack Lai



Mentoring and Public Relations (Co-Chair)

Jason Lo


Mentoring and Public Relations (Co-Chair)

Yan Chu


Events Committee (Chair)

Carolyn Tsai

Big Ten University Fair in Hong Kong

Big 10 Fair Flyer

Do you have younger siblings, cousins, niece and nephews or even family friends who also wants the Big Ten advantage?

There will be an undergraduate University fair for high school student organized by the Hong Kong Big Ten Network, Big Ten Schools’ representatives and La Salle College this coming Sunday!

Date: Sunday Sept 21st (Sunday)
Time: 2:30-5:30 pm
Venue: La Salle College

It’s the first undergraduate fair for Big Ten in Hong Kong and a great opportunity for students to learn about the mid-west schools. (Please note there will be no parking available on the date).

Please contact us if you have any questions.

For UIUC, we have Carol Chu and Adrian Aw as the representatives. We look for forward to meeting you and your friends at the UIUC booth!