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Greetings! The College of ACES Alumni Association staff are happy to assist you! Please contact us for more information about the College of ACES Alumni Association, to update your contact information or learn about programs and events offered. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tina Veal

Director of Alumni Relations 
College of ACES Alumni Association 
115 ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center 
1101 S. Goodwin Avenue 
Urbana IL 61801 
Office: 217.333.7744 
Fax: 217.333.0354

Tina Veal, is a proud alumna from Galesburg, IL and has served as the Director of Alumni Relations for the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois since 2006.

She provides administrative leadership to the College of ACES Alumni Association and the ACES Alumni Board of Directors. Tina oversees all marketing and communications, awards and recognition programs including the ACES Round Barn Society, alumni district and special events, and is co-advisor for the ACES Student Advancement Committee.

Tina received her Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Education in 1993 and her Master's degree in Agricultural Education in 2001 from the College of ACES. Tina worked with the University of Illinois Extension as a 4-H Youth Development Educator for 12 years, prior to returning to campus, where she earned numerous awards including Early Career Service, Achievement in Service, Distinguished Service and numerous programming and communicator awards on the state and national levels.

Tina is a member of the National Agricultural Development and Alumni Association (NAADA) and has served on the NAADA national Board as Education Chair from 2011-2013 and Membership Chair from 2009-2011 and is currently serving as the Alumni Track Chair (2018- Present). Tina has been recognized with the NAADA Distinguished Founders Award and is a charter member of the NAADA Mulberry Society.  Tina has received several other awards in relation to programming developed for the ACES Alumni Association. 

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Rachel Recker

ACES Alumni Association Intern
Senior, Ag Leadership & Science Education
Hometown:  Venedy, IL

Cassie Thomas

ACES Alumni Association Intern

Sophomore, Agricultural & Consumer Economics

Hometown: Fisher, IL