Extraordinary Alumni

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

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…

Bob Kay and his wife.

An Incredible Life Serving the Public and Giving Back

After completing an undergraduate science degree in Florida and working summers at the Manatee Reservoir water treatment plant as a field sampler and lab analyst, Robert Kay, DrPH, (MPH ’78) was hired as…

class of 1966 graduates join commencement for the 50th anniversary of their commencement

Golden Grads

More than 1,200 undergraduate and 933 graduate students received their degrees Dec. 10. Two ceremonies were held at the UIC Pavilion to recognize students who graduated after summer and fall semesters. Seventeen “Golden…

The class of 1966 school photo

Celebrating the '66ers

Members of the Chicago Circle Campus Class of 1966 returned to campus June 18 for the reinstallation of a class gift on the 50th anniversary of their graduation. P As Chicago Circle Campus…

Alumni award winners photographed with Chancellor Amiridis and President Killeen

UIC Celebrates Alumni Achievement

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD M. Christine Schwartz, ’70 BSN M. Christine Schwartz For years, the lobby inside the UIC College of Nursing building on Damen Avenue was a tired, disjointed mess, punctuated by a…

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