Alumni & Campus Stories

Home Field Advantage

That ball boy who is supplying baseballs to the umpire? Chances are he’s an Illini. Two UIUC alumnus and a current student, Matt Pontikis, ’15 ENG, Vince Virgilio, ’15 BUS, MA ’16 BUS, and...

Delivery man

At his first start-up SnailMailPics, which shipped printouts of digital photos, Divey Gulati, ENG ’09, MBA ’13, regularly wasted 45 minutes in line at the post-office. His solution: ShipBob, which launched in September 2014...

Relationship Builder

It’s the variety of architect Jeanne Gang’s projects that makes a singular impression, from the rippling balconies of Chicago’s Aqua Tower to the Nature Boardwalk at the city’s Lincoln Park Zoo. There are boathouses along...

Middleman

James “Jim” Hankes, ’75 ACES, MA ’78 ACES, vividly remembers the day he wanted to have his own farming business. He was about 7 years old, sitting up front in the cab of a...