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Kimball Anderson

Law firm partner

Winston & Strawn, Chicago

Steve Beckett

Pillar of the Bar

Distinguished Alumni Award

Shannon Beranek

Transportation engineer

City of Urbana

Deb Busey

40 years in local government

Champaign County administrator, 1998-2016

Collin Carlier


Royse & Brinkmeyer Apartments

Shawna Cooper-Gibson

VP, student services

Seton Hall University

Jeff Stute

Managing director

J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

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Adria Dawn


15 movies, 19 TV series

Ayala Donchin

New York restaurant owner

Founded Evelyn’s Kitchen

Pat Fitzgerald


Meyer Capel of Champaign

Lori Garrett

Professor of human anatomy, physiology

Parkland College

Erika Harold

Miss America 2003

Champaign attorney

Kay Hatlestad

Noise control engineer

Hatlestad Associates

Alex Hedlund

Film and TV producer

Urbana High grad

Eric Jackson


Pipeline Foods

Ann Lee Joe

Climate change secretariat

UN’s German campus

Ray Lantz


Carpet Advantage, Urbana

Diane Wolfe Marlin

Urbana mayor since 2017

Coordinator, UI Family Resiliency Program (2000-10)

Nancy Thies Marshall

1972 Olympic gymnast

Illini Athletics HOF

Andy Marx

Director of provider contracting

Health Alliance

Cara Maurizi

Music, drama, dance teacher

Urbana school district

Callie Jo McFarland

Director of community development

City of Monticello

Alice B. McGinty

Children’s book author

Urbana Adult Ed instructor

Cary McMillan

CEO, True Partners Consulting

2004 Chicago Illini of Year

Wendel McRaven

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

Now coaching at Texas A&M