Join the College of ACES Alumni Association in recognition of outstanding ACES Alumni who have made a significant impact in their careers and their communities at the 2018 ACES College Connection.
The 2018 ACES Alumni Award Winners include:
Outstanding ACES Young Alumni
ACES Family Spirit Award
Richard and Frances Johnson Family of Kankakee, IL
ACES Career Achievement Award
The ACES College Connection will be held:
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018
Location: Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center
1501 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Chief Illiniweek Ballroom
11:30 a.m. - Welcome
11:45 a.m. - Brunch
12:30 p.m. - Program
Round Barn Society will also be pinned if they have not been recognized yet.
A silent auction will be held to benefit the ACES Alumni Association.
Deadline: August 29, 2018
The College of ACES Alumni Association will host a silent auction to support the ACES Alumni Association programs and events during ACES College Connection as well as an online auction for all alumni this Fall. We are looking for donated items to auction. Do you have a handcrafted Illini item? Did you publish a book? Have a special talent you can share? If so, please contact Tina Veal, Director of Alumni Relations at email@example.com for more information by August 31. We appreciate your support!
The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) invites you to the 2018 Celebrate Food & Ag Day at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, September 8 from 4-6 p.m.
Prior to watching the Illini take on Western Illinois, we invite you to enjoy our tailgate celebration at Lot 31 on the tree line along Kirby Avenue directly west of the stadium. Tailgate tickets are available to purchase below.
The College of ACES Alumni Association hosted the fourth ACES Family Academies program at the University of Illinois on July 12- 13, 2018. Over 130 alumni, youth and volunteers attended the event to be part of educational sessions, live in the dorms and eat in the dining halls! Youth ages 8-13 years of age were comprised of children, grandchildren, or nieces and nephews of our ACES alumni! Sessions focused on topics such as students participating in their own Food Challenge, Robotics, Bird Netting, Drones in Agriculture, Companion Animals, Honeybees, Beef, Pigs, Video Games vs. Board Games....just to name a few! This was a great opportunity for alumni to share their "ACES Story" with the next generation!
Thank you to all of the presenters and volunteers that made this event a success - from our faculty and staff presenters, students, alumni board members and alumni volunteers!
Special thanks to our event sponsors, Farm Credit Illinois for their support of this program!
Many photos have been posted on social media. Please visit the links below.
The ACES Alumni Board is seeking three ACES Alumni Board positions on the ACES Alumni Board of Directors.
Open positions include (click link to learn more):
Nominees must have received a degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The nomine must reside in one of the following counties: Carroll, DeKalb, JoDaviess, Kane, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside, and Winnebago.
Nominees must have received a degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. The nomine must reside in one of the following counties Bureau, Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Marshall, Mercer, McDonough, McLean, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, and Woodford.
Nominees must have received a degree in a course of study or shall have pursued a vocation or profession which involves the course of study within Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
The nominating committee requires the following information:
More information can be found online about these positions: https://acesalumni.illinois.edu/about/board-directors
Applications can be submitted until September 21, 2018 above to:
Tina Veal, Director of Alumni Relations
124 ACES Library, Information & Alumni Center
1101 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
The University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences alumni bring honor to themselves and their alma mater through many ways. The ACES Alumni Association celebrates alumni who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement, or through outstanding leadership or service have significantly enhanced or improved the lives of others. Each year the College of ACES Alumni Association honors three to five outstanding graduates of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
Awardees will be honored on Monday, April 8, 2019 as part of the ACES Alumni Award of Merit Alumni Recognition events and at the college’s FUNK Awards Banquet.
Guidelines for Nomination:
No confirmation of receipt of the nomination will be sent. All materials received for a single nominee will constitute that person’s nomination. It is the responsibility of the nominator(s) to insure that all materials have been received by the College of ACES Alumni Association office.
NEW - Applications will only be considered for one year. Applications may be resubmitted for up to three years. If a nominee is not selected after 3 years, a new application can be submitted after 3 additional years.
Questions please contact:
Director of Alumni Relations
College of ACES Alumni Association
University of Illinois – MC - 631
Suite 124 ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center
1101 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
View all past award winners online: http://acesalumni.illinois.edu/awards
Best Wishes to Dr. Prasanta Kalita, Associate Dean of Academic Programs, as he begins a new chapter in the President’s Fellow program. This opportunity will allow Dr. Kalita to return to focusing on one of his true passions: water research. He will be leading a system-wide initiative to coordinate and elevate research related to water issues in association with the Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago. Dr. Kalita’s tireless commitment to creating an extraordinary experience for every ACES student will be sorely missed, as will his infectious enthusiasm. During his two years in the role of associate dean, he has elevated awareness both on and off campus of the amazing opportunities offered through ACES majors with encouraging results.
The deadline for the 2019 Alumni Awards nomination submissions is September 30th, 2018. To learn more about these awards and to nominate a deserving alumnus/a, please click the links below.
Explore the newest ACES facilities that expand capabilities for cutting-edge research, support student preparedness for successful careers, and contribute to the continued fulfillment of the land grant mission.
Open House featuring:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
8:30 a.m. – noon
ACES Library, Information, and Alumni Center
Guests are invited to start their visit at the ACES Library, Information, and Alumni Center for check-in and hospitality. Turner Hall, IBRL, and the FSHN Pilot Processing Plant will be open 9 a.m. – noon. Each facility will also have specific scheduled activities.
9:30 a.m. – FSHN Pilot Processing Plant Donor Recognition
10:15 a.m. – IBRL Presentation
11:00 a.m. – Turner Hall Donor Wall Reveal and Recognition
Parking available at meters on Pennsylvania Avenue and in Lot F28 (east of Turner Hall).
Questions – Contact the College of ACES Office of Advancement
firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-333-9355
Save the Date for ACES Agronomy Day 2018!
Agronomy Day is a collaborative field day hosted by the Department of Crop Sciences in partnership with several academic units in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). From weed management to drone demonstrations Agronomy Day shares cutting-edge research with practical implications for your farm or business. CEU and CCA credits are available during tour stop.
Date: August 16, 2018
Time: 7am - 2pm
Where: Crop Sciences Research and Education Center, 4202 South First Street, Savoy, IL 61874
Join us for #ASKACES featuring:
August 30 // Noon -1 p.m. on Twitter!
Were you a member of 4-H? The University of Illinois Extension, Illinois 4-H, and the Illinois 4-H Foundation invite you to join the newly formed Illinois 4-H Alumni Association. A free life-time membership is available online @ go.illinois.edu/4Halumni. We hope your 4-H memories bring a smile to your face. We're creating memories daily with today's 4-H members.
Do you have an updated email address on file? Do you have an email you prefer to receive correspondence too? Did your email address recently change?
We want to stay connected to you!
All invitations to events and college updates will be sent via email only. Please update your email address to stay connected today!
With the rising cost of postal mail, email communication is a cost effective way for the ACES Alumni Association to stay connected and provide updates, event announcements and invitations to you as our alumni. Please feel free to share your email address with us by sending it to email@example.com.
Online social networking is a great tool to stay in touch with alumni and friends from the College of ACES! We want to stay connected to you! We post regular updates about activities, alumni profiles, on campus happenings, etc! Stay connected with us!
ACES Alumni Association hosts the following groups online:
ACES Alumni Facebook - www.facebook.com/acesalum
College of ACES Facebook - www.facebook.com/UofICollegeofACES
Twitter - www.twitter.com/acesalumni
Linked In - go.illinois.edu/ACESAlumniLinkedIn
YouTube - www.youtube.com/user/acesalumni
Flicker - www.flickr.com/photos/acesalumni/set
Instagram - www.instagram.com/acesalumni
Check out Class Notes online -
Be sure to share any special times in your life with the ACES Alumni Association to keep your fellow alumni updated! Newly married? New job? Promotion? New book? New baby? We hope to hear from you.
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The Illini opportunities await you! Get involved!
Many of our Departments in the College of ACES provide alumni newsletters online.
Please be sure to bookmark your department alumni connection:
**Watch for more ACES in Places events to be announced soon.**