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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.
Raj Echambadi Named Illinois Tech's 10th President
Join us in welcoming incoming Illinois Tech President, Raj Echambadi. After an extensive nationwide search, the Illinois Tech Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve Echambadi on Monday, June 14. He will take over the top administrative spot at the university on August 16 from outgoing President Alan W. Cramb, who announced his retirement from the post in December 2020.Read more
Join the Mies Society and the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) for an architecture boat cruise of downtown Chicago. Attendees are invited to tour the CAC at 2:30 p.m. before joining the boat cruise at 4 p.m. Space for this event is limited.
The weekend will feature our spotlight Homecoming events, including: Alumni Awards, campus architecture tour, Alumni Back to Class, Athletics Hall of Fame, and our 50th Reunion Breakfast and Trolley Tour.
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. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ’96, Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ’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. APPLIED MATHEMATICS ’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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Illinois Institute of Technology has received a gift from Trimble to establish the state-of-the-art Trimble Technology Lab for the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering’s...