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Jon Asamoah

5-year NFL lineman

Academic All-Big Ten

Brooke Atlas

Drum major, 2010-12

Marching Illini

Patti Blagojevich

Financial advisor

Former Illinois first lady

Paola Boivin

Selection committee member

College Football Playoff

Bruce Boruszak

Executive VP

Pine Tree Commercial Realty

Sue Bostrom

Former executive VP

Cisco Systems

Bill Small

Illini basketball captain

1963 Big Ten champ

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Keith Bruce

Super Bowl Host CEO

San Francisco Bay Area

Dick Butkus

UI retired his No. 50

Pro, College Football HOF

Tom Caneva

Director, Marching Illini


Dan Capron

Big Ten football official

Chicago attorney

Jeff Carter


West Loop Ventures

Ralph Cooper

Sports director

NewsChannel 10, Amarillo, Texas

Matt Cushing


First Choice Dental Lab

Robert David

Dir. of corporate education


Carey Davis

Won Super Bowl XLIII

Illini sideline reporter

Bryan ‘Flea’ Engel

Head athletic trainer

Green Bay Packers

Shannon (McCarty) Everley



Ron Ferrari

Super Bowl-winning linebacker

Captain on Mike White teams

Darrin Fletcher

14-year MLB catcher

Illini Athletics HOF

Eric Guenther

Former Illini linebacker

State Farm

Joe Halwax

Sr. VP, managing director

PNC of Chicago

Adam Hamilton

Manager, global content & editorial planning


Mark Hogan

Director, Toyota board

President, Dewey Investments

Brian Holding

CEO emeritus

Human Kinetics