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Whether you graduated this year and are beginning your professional career, or you graduated 50 years ago and are enjoying your retirement or a new career, being a graduate of Illinois Tech means that you can count yourself amongst an impressive group of over 80,000 alumni who are uniquely prepared to make important impacts on society. Together with the Illinois Tech Alumni Association, our dedicated staff and alumni volunteers provide our Hawk community with a variety of meaningful ways to connect to each other, to current students and to faculty. This connectivity will bring you support and resources you’ll need along your journey as you tackle new adventures. At the same time, we hope you will not only engage with Illinois Tech in ways that will fulfill your goals, but will also help advance Illinois Tech’s mission.
An Update from the Alumni Board Chair
|Sherrie LittlejohnChair, Alumni Board of Directors||Black History Month was first celebrated nearly a century ago, in 1926, but not as an entire month. Back then, it was “Negro History Week” during the second week of February, which was selected to coincide with Abraham Lincoln’s birthday on February 12, and Frederick Douglass’s birthday on February 20, a movement designed to increase awareness of the powerful difference made by Black Americans on our lives and culture throughout history. Over time, the observance expanded to the entire month of February and gained wide cultural adoption, even as more and more people began to recognize that Black history is simply history, and that it can not and does not need to be celebrated for only 28 days out of each year. Here at Illinois Tech, this month has presented opportunities for reflection and participation in celebrating the contributions of Black alumni to our alma mater’s legacy of excellence. At the same time, longer-term initiatives amongst faculty and staff, and the creation of the role of vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, strengthen our commitment of the power to the difference at Illinois Tech.|
In this presentation, Professor Patrick Corrigan will review his research describing the impact of mental illness stigma and effective ways to combat it.
Join humanities associate professor Carly Kocurek for a talk about dolls playing games and what American Girl's vision of the 1980s can tell us about our past and present.
Elisabeth Hieber has already made an impact in improving the lives of transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming people.Elisabeth Hieber (LAW ’19)
Jim Grudzinski achieved both of his graduate degrees on a part-time basis via distance learning, video recordings, and evening coursework.Jim Grudzinski (M.S. MAE ’96, Ph.D. ’12)
After emigrating to the United States, Kabre ran her own business before pursuing a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and a career in academia.Julienne Kabre (Ph.D. AMAT ’17)
Now a full-time lecturer on game development, alumnus Michael DeAnda is teaching the next generation of game designers to consider inclusivity and the cultural stories their games can tell.Michael DeAnda (THUM ’19)
There were reasons for Oscar Cazelez to give up. He never did, and then graduated from Illinois Tech with two degrees and a path toward success.Oscar Cazalez (BA/M.S. FIN ’18)
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