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David McCraw

Sr. VP, deputy general counsel

The New York Times Co.

Alice B. McGinty

Children’s book author

Urbana Adult Ed instructor

Edna Greene Medford

Lincoln Laureate

2013 LAS Alumni Award

Josey Miller

Actress, singer, writer

WCIA alum

Rex Miller

Award-winning author

Principal, mindSHIFT

Jacquelyn Mitchard


‘The Deep End of the Ocean’

Amanda Moncada-Perkins

Principal consultant and founder

Stoutegy of Chicago

Stephen Moore

Heritage Foundation fellow

Former Trump advisor

Phoebe Morgan


HarperCollins Publishers

Bill Nack

Sports Illustrated legend

Died in April 2018

Jim Nowlan

Author, columnist, publisher

Former state representative

Mwenda Ntarangwi

Kenya-based Secretary, CEO

Commission for University Education

Nick Offerman

Actor, comedian

NBC's 'Parks and Recreation'

Bayo Ojikutu

Award-winning author

‘47th Street Black,’ ‘Free Burning’

Cynthia Oliver

Professor of dance

2015 Doris Duke Impact Award nominee

Suze Orman

Financial guru

CNBC show host, 2002-15

Francine Parham

Author, speaker

‘Ultimate Career Pocket Guide’

Eboo Patel

Faith advisor

Obama Administration

Brandon Peele

Leadership consultant

Served on Interfraternity Council

Julie Peoples

Assistant executive director

Hart Felt Ministries

Kent Politsch

Ret. public affairs chief

USDA Farm Service Agency

Sherwin Pomerantz

Jerusalem-based consultant

President, Atid EDI

Richard Powers

2019 Pulitzer Prize

Won 1989 ‘Genius’ grant

Lynn Price

Social entrepreneur

Alumni Humanitarian Award