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Jordan Abdel-Haq

Mortgage loan oficer, Homeside Financial

Former executive director, Illinois Junior Golf Association

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

Richard Bobowski


Friedman & Feiger, LLP

Chris Hamilton

Head of portfolio advisory


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Diana Browne

Senior director

Evoque Consulting

Randy Buhr

Director of championships and alliances


Shawna Cooper-Gibson

VP, student services

Seton Hall University

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

Pat Fitzgerald


Meyer Capel of Champaign

Karen Frame


Makeena, Inc.

McKinley Freeman

Athlete turned actor

45 credits and counting

Emily Garnett

Attorney, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

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

Erik Henriksen

Made 3 Olympic teams

1999 U.S. Speedskating Hall of Famer