To view John Galente's favorite campus spot of them all, step outside Gregory Hall and look for the giant tree.
It's worth your while, says the 1982 speech communications grad and Boston-based president of AE Ventures.
“My favorite spot is under the ancient sycamore outside Greg Hall," he says. "For me, it epitomizes the landscaped beauty of our campus.
"Its huge white-barked presence whispers innocence and history. The fresh, bright green leaves of its canopy — new growth atop the old.
"The U of I experience, right?”