We say Illinois, 2019 Gies Business Distinguished Alumna Award winner Kelly Loeffler says ... Quad.
“As a 17-year-old farm kid who was the first in my family to have the opportunity to attend college, the vastness of the U of I campus was always tamed by the Quad," says the 1992 alumna, who represented Georgia in the U.S. Senate from 2020-21.
“It replicated the small-town feeling I grew up with and was a microcosm of the campus. Anchored by the Union and Foellinger Auditorium, it was the gateway to important places and events that stand out in my memory.
“At Foellinger, I attended challenging Accounting 202 classes, learned about prominent alumni, danced in a choreographed Panhellenic philanthropy event and celebrated a friend's birthday at a Pixies concert.
“I'm happy that it remains a vibrant part of the iconic Quad.”