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Jordan Abdel-Haq

Executive director

Illinois Junior Golf Assn.

Kimball Anderson

Law firm partner

Winston & Strawn, Chicago

Bob Bayne

Wisconsin president

Grumman/Butkus Associates

Steve Beckett

Pillar of the Bar

Distinguished Alumni Award

Debra Berg

Author, speaker

CEO, NICE Network

Diana Browne

Senior director

Evoque Consulting

Jim Tenzillo


Invest Michigan

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An education that proves your purpose

Shawna Cooper-Gibson

Assistant provost

Loyola University Chicago

Adria Dawn


15 movies, 19 TV series

Jennifer Dillavou

UIAA president

UI associate vice chancellor

Ayala Donchin

New York restaurant owner

Founded Evelyn’s Kitchen

Beth Finke

Author, memoir teacher

NPR commentator

Karen Frame


Makeena, Inc.

McKinley Freeman

Athlete turned actor

45 credits and counting

Emily Garnett

Denver attorney

Champaign native

Lori Garrett

Professor of human anatomy, physiology

Parkland College

Bill Geist

Author, columnist, humorist

Won Emmys in 1992, 2005

Arielle Gross

Global Business Marketing


Michael Halberstam

Artistic director

Writers Theatre of Glencoe

Erika Harold

Miss America 2003

Champaign attorney

Kay Hatlestad

Noise control engineer

Hatlestad Associates

Jeremy Hobson

NPR co-host

‘Here and Now’

Eric Jackson


Pipeline Foods

Ann Lee Joe

Climate change secretariat

UN’s German campus

Stuart King

Christie Clinic anesthesiologist

UI trustee, 3-degree grad