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Cesar Escalante

Professor, University of Georgia

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Stacy Walton Long

Indianapolis law partner

Krieg DeVault LLP

Sara Hays

Market development manager

Starbucks

Cara Maurizi

Music, drama, dance teacher

Urbana school district

Michael Gunderson

Professor/Director, Center for Food & Agricultural Business

Purdue University

Shannon Beranek

Transportation engineer

City of Urbana

Vince Giannini

Senior VP/GM

Philly’s WPHL/WDCW

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B.J. Ogata

Former Illini tight end

2000 Academic All-Big Ten pick

Debra Laefer

NYU urban informatics professor

Director of Citizen Science

Michael Pan

Founder

Panco Foods

Bill Self

3 seasons, 3 NCAA tournaments

78-24 as Illini basketball coach (2000-03)

Ron Turner

Football coach, 1997-2004

Took ’01 Illini to Sugar Bowl

Beth Ferrick

Vice president, HR

Bayer

Khizer Husain

Director of external relations

Two Rivers Public Charter School

Darius Spieth

Professor of art history

LSU

Jake Livengood

Director of career services

Tufts School of Medicine

Scott Slimmer

Laboratory manager

Harvard University

Cindy Chang

Assoc. director, business operations

Codexis, Inc.

Sophia Battle

European procurement director

Nike technology and services

Buzz Spector

Professor of art

Washington University

Jennifer Chochola Tan

PR manager

Newport Aquarium

Margaret Kosal

Associate professor

Georgia Tech

Paula Gruttadauria

Director, retail marketing

Skechers USA

Jonathan Sadowski

Actor/Producer

‘Live Free or Die Hard'

Erika Harold

Miss America 2003

Champaign attorney