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Honorary degrees highlight field leaders

Honorary degrees highlight field leaders

By Vivienne Henning

January 28, 2016

At graduation each year, thousands of students are awarded for their years of hard work with a diploma. But students aren’t the only ones recognized on that day. Since 1891, the University has awarded honorary degrees to people who have done exceptional work in their specific fields.The list of nomine...

From student to celebrity, know these alumni who made it to the limelight

May 28, 2014

Considering the quality of education offered and the number of students who pass through this humble institution, it should come as no surprise that many of the University’s graduates have been quite successful. Here are just a few: Nancy Goodman Brinker Former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary and founder of ...

Notable University alumni find success after college

Notable University alumni find success after college

By Stephanie Kim

January 28, 2014

In need of inspiration? Take note of Illinois alumni who have found success after graduation. The featured individuals’ successes do not entirely conclude the many of Illinois alumni; however, their accomplishments serve to picture the diversity and level of influence alumni have made. From Pulitzer...