Extraordinary Alumni

We are deeply proud of UIC alumni, who work hard, do good and give back every day.

Arnold Lee with Chicago Bulls player Wayne Selden Jr.

Dream Job

The Chicago Bulls will face the Charlotte Hornets tonight in their regular-season opener in North Carolina. UIC alumnus and Bulls Assistant Athletic Trainer Arnold Lee BS ’10 will be there, helping prepare them…

UIC alumnus and architect Kerl LaJeune (center) leading a group of runners

Respect the Distance

Running 32 marathons (18 in Chicago) has taught architect and UIC alumnus Kerl LaJeune BArch ‘92 to pace himself. “You have to respect the distance,” he says. When LaJeune first arrived in Chicago…

chancellor amiridis addresses audience at IGNITE campaign launch

UIC launches fundraising campaign to raise $750 million

The University of Illinois at Chicago launched “IGNITE: The Campaign for UIC,” on Saturday, October 28. Hundreds of friends, alumni and donors attended the kickoff rally and celebration to support the university’s strategic priorities…

Alumni honorees: Jean Ragalie-Carr, Howard Kaufman and Daniel Laskin

Honoring alumni for service, achievement

Three outstanding UIC alumni will be honored Thursday during the UIC Alumni Awards Luncheon in Student Center East. Howard Kaufman (BA ’82, LAS) and Jean Ragalie-Carr (BS ’83, AHS) will receive the Alumni…

Photos from the alumni gala

2017 UIC College of Education Alumni Honorees

The UIC College of Education honored alumni Ernesto Matias, Ken Fujimoto and Cheryl Watkins for their contributions to public education in Chicago at the Fourth Annual Alumni Honors Gala.

Grocery shopping has long meant a trek for Boyede Sobitan, ’03 NURS, MHA ’07. In college, it took him about 30 minutes to drive from UIC to Old World Market, an African shop in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, to find the foods he grew up eating.

Global grocer Boyede Sobitan

Grocery shopping has long meant a trek for Boyede Sobitan, ’03 NURS, MHA ’07. In college, it took him about 30 minutes to drive from UIC to Old World Market, an African shop…

Jamie Simone, MUPP ’04

The 606’s Trailblazer Jamie Simone

It was years and years in the works. Neighborhood groups squabbled with developers who argued with aldermen. Landscapers had issues with investors who argued with construction teams. The project languished and then picked…

Gary Buslik teaching an English class

Circling Back with Gary Buslik

Gary Buslik lied to his parents about his major up until graduation. He was undecided for a portion of his undergraduate career, using pre-law as a guise, even when he chose to become an…

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