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Ankit Patel

Ankit Patel

Senior manager | American Express | Class of 2009

He’s in the finance business, not the ag industry, but to Ankit Patel, there’s no place on campus quite like the Morrow Plots.

“Being from the East Coast, walking past the corn in the Morrow Plots to and from classes each day reminded me of how this university and the Midwest took me in and made me feel at home all my four years," says the senior manager of small business partnerships at American Express.

"I arrived at Illinois in a car ride across the Midwestern heartland and I departed Illinois in a car headed back east — the Morrow Plots always remained my constant through and through.”