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Derek Dimke

LinkedIn relationship manager

Made Illini record 84.8% of FGs (39-for-46)

Jacob Ambrose

Co-founder, managing partner

Armory Capital

Zach Groth

Sports director

WPTA-TV, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Lori Goldstein

Employment lawyer

Based in Northfield

Ryan Hastings

Director of development

University of Arizona Athletics

Brendan McGinty

Directory of Industry

National Center for Supercomputing Applications

Lance Landeck

Oakland schools superintendent

Illini football manager, 1987-89

Christian Bryant

Garden & Gun VP, publisher

1995-96 cheerleading co-captain

Daniel Joe

Staff engineer

Samsung Electronics

Dr. Luke Sewall

Hinsdale physician

Played on ’83 Rose Bowl team

Callie Jo McFarland

Director of community development

City of Monticello

Mike Rizzo

GM, president of baseball operations

Washington Nationals

Gayle (Gomberg) Brim

Managing director

Grant Thornton LLP

Rick Lawrence


PCIX, Inc.

Tricia Taliaferro

Women’s soccer coach, 1999-2001

Coached Illini to 1st 2 NCAA tourney berths

Seamus Reilly


Carl Sandburg College

B.J. Ogata

Former Illini tight end

2000 Academic All-Big Ten pick

Kendra Smiley

Author, speaker, host

2001 Illinois Mother of the Year

Brian Cook

5th on UI scoring list (1,748 points)

2,312 points in nine NBA seasons

Armando Espinal

Senior financial analyst

Disney Television Animation

John Kazik

Vice president, general manager

Brunswick Billiards

Justi Rae Miller

Associate general counsel, State Farm

2-time All-Big Ten golfer

Matt Fishman

President, Fishman Solutions

Former Sirius XM college sports programming director

Immanuel Chu

Georgia pastor, public speaker

Prized Ron Zook football recruit