Alumni & friends

LAS alumni are an incredible and highly accomplished group who change the world every day through their work, advocacy, and philanthropy. They include seven Nobel and nine Pulitzer prize winners. They work as business leaders, public servants, entrepreneurs, teachers, researchers and are the backbone of many companies and non-profit organizations.

Our alumni launched lifelong educational journeys on our Quad, in our classrooms, labs, and libraries.

They continue to be involved in the college. Some are involved in the LAS Alumni Association and its Board of Directors. Others volunteer their time and provide financial support for students, faculty members, and facilities.

A screenshot of a video featuring alumna Erika Jones on how to manage up
Get advice from notable LAS alumni

They have advice on navigating your career after graduation. Topics include getting hired, managing up, and starting a business.

Alumni award winners, from left, Rebecca Snyders Darr, Marie Trzupek Lynch, John Witt, Margaret Witt, Anne Carpenter, Mary Lynn Reed, Richard Clarida, and Joanne Chory.
Meet the 2018 LAS Alumni Award winners

We recognized some of our most distinguished alumni during Homecoming 2018. Read more about their accomplishments.

More alumni news
Graduates stand in front of the Alma Mater statue.
Show your college pride with LAS gear

Celebrate your time in the College of LAS by purchasing shirts, cups, and pens from the Illini Union Bookstore.

Update your contact information
Have you moved or changed your email address? Share updated information for the University of Illinois alumni database.
Nominate someone for an LAS alumni award
Know someone deserving of our achievement, humanitarian, distinguished service, or outstanding young alumni awards? Nominate them today. The deadline is May 1.