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Nell Bekiares

Animal biologist, conservation scientist, wildlife ecologist, zoologist

Research specialist, University of Wisconsin

Ugur Uygur

Associate professor of entrepreneurship

Loyola University of Chicago

Daniel Oerther

President-elect, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Professor of environmental health engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Michael Harmata

Norman Rabjohn Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

​University of Missouri​

Libby Tyler

Planning manager, City of San Pablo, Calif.

Former Urbana community development director

Raul Gouvea

Professor, International Management

University of New Mexico

Jack Groppel

Former Illini men’s tennis coach (1978-81)

Co-founder, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

Jennifer Lewis

Hansjörg Wyss Professor of Biologically Inspired Engineering

Harvard University

Chathapuram ‘Ram’ Ramanathan

2020-21 Community Achievement Award, UI School of Social Work

Associate Professor,University of West Florida

Karle Flanagan

UI senior instructor of statistics

2019 recipient of Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Trevor Riggen

Senior VP, Disaster Cycle Services

American Red Cross

Erica Bauer

Director of community relations , Chicago Bulls

Founder, Girl Power Songs

Karin (Dommermuth) O'Connor

Clinical Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Northwestern U

Executive Director, Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital

Elaine Ricketts Hicks

Research support, education and public health librarian

Tulane University

Safiya Noble

2020 iSchool Distinguished Alumna Award

UCLA Associate Professor, Information Studies and African American Studies

Jay Rosenstein

Peabody and Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker

UI Professor, Media and Cinema Studies

Markita Landry

2020 UI Young Alumni Award winner

Assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Cal-Berkeley

Ivory M. Berry

Assistant Dean, College of Education and Human Development

George Mason University

Kelvin Droegemeier

Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Professor of meteorology, University of Oklahoma

Dee Dlugonski

Assistant Professor

Sports Medicine Research Institute, University of Kentucky

Art Kramer

Beckman Institute director, 2010-16

Professor/center director, Northeastern University

David Tomasko

Associate dean and professor

Ohio State College of Engineering

Meg Bates

U of Chicago senior research and evaluation scientist

Director of digital teacher learning research

Miranda Sanford-Terry

Chair, Applied Health Sciences

Murray State University