Having grown up in Urbana, Diana (Nall) Browne knew the lay of the land long before she took her first class on campus during that one-of-a-kind time that was the mid-’70s.
“From anti-Vietnam War demonstrations to trying to find the balance in a new order between students and administration to being able to perform at the still-amazing Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, I am so grateful for all of what the U of I had to offer,” says Browne, now the senior director for implementation services at Evoque Consulting in Studio City, Calif.
“Even though I have visited many campuses around the country since, I’m aware of just how great a curriculum, facilities, and community the U of I has to offer.
“I’m now a management consultant for entertainment companies in Los Angeles. I have to say that I don’t know how much my dance and psychology degrees have to do with that — although I did get my start in information technology working for professors who started IT businesses in Champaign.”