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Wendel McRaven

UI men’s cross-country coach (2005-10)

Now coaching at Texas A&M

Robert Kravets

Associate professor, food science & nutrition

Cal Poly University

James Holzhauer

Professional sports gambler

Won $2,464,216 on 'Jeopardy!'

Marc Williams

Principal product manager

Walmart Labs

Lisa Brown

Former majority leader

Washington state Senate

Karla Vallance

Writer, author

Former AOL, Christian Science Monitor editor

Brian Carley



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Jesse Rathgeber

Assistant professor of music

James Madison University

Donna Honzel

Associate judge

17th circuit of Illinois

Bart Eklund



John Norkus

Managing director

Chicago consulting firm

John Pletz

Technology reporter

Crain’s Chicago Business

Stephen Balogh

Associate judge

Winnebago County

Mei-Mei Chan Kirk

Retired media executive

Started at USA Today

Michael Smeltzer


Former UI professor

Hari Ramasamy

Senior manager


Jon Creyts

Managing director

Rocky Mountain Institute

Kayani Turner

Assistant volleyball coach

Towson University

Anne Valente

Acclaimed author

Professor, Hamilton College

Marty Malloy

M3 Insurance director

Education & Gov't Practice

Dan Layzell

Executive VP/CFO


Pramod Varshney

Syracuse professor

Distinguished Alumni Award

Prith Banerjee

Senior client partner

Korn Ferry

Riley Kerestes

Technical group manager

Caterpillar of Germany

Chuck Haas

Engineering professor

Distinguished Alumni Award