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Rick Janov

Las Vegas-based CEO

Rick J’s Handicapping Picks

Shannon Beranek

Transportation engineer

City of Urbana

Pablo Mendoza

Chief diversity officer

University of North Georgia

Charlotte Roh

Scholarly communications librarian

University of San Francisco

Chip Walgren

Congressional staff member

U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee

Greg Spero

Progressive jazz pianist

Toured with Halsey, founded Spirit Fingers

Jordan Batt

CEO, co-founder

Endurance Direct, Northbrook

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An education that proves your purpose

Patricia Fix

Circuit court judge

19th Circuit, Lake County

Mark Salzer

Professor of social and behavioral sciences

Temple University

April Dzubic

Missouri executive director

American Cancer Society

Trina Sandschafer

Design principal

Booth Hansen

Susan Standiford

Chief technology officer

IKEA Group

Amy Van Ostrand


Rowe & Hamilton, Indianapolis

B.J. Ogata

Former Illini tight end

2000 Academic All-Big Ten pick

Michael Rosenbaum

Chief ‘Dadblogger,’ dadwrites.com

President, Quadrant Five

Scott Shearer

Bockorny Group VP

USDA deputy ass’t secretary (1993-96)

Kendra Smiley

Author, speaker, host

2001 Illinois Mother of the Year

Devi Laskar

Author, poet, photographer

Debut novel: ‘The Atlas of Reds and Blues’

James Stukel

UI’s 15th president (1995-2005)

MS, Ph.D. in mechanical engineering

Dan Gusanders

Founder, CEO

Pure Processing LLC

Brian Cook

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

2,312 points in nine NBA seasons

Josie Chambers

Postdoctoral fellow in geography

University of Cambridge

Ellen Fireman

Senior lecturer

Department of Statistics

Jim Nowlan

Author, columnist, publisher

Former state representative

John Foreman

News-Gazette editor, publisher

2006 Illinois Journalist of Year