Registration has been extended to June 20, 2016 at NOON
Don't miss your last chance to register for ACES Family Academies program, July 7-8, 2016, on the College of ACES campus! A few spots are left for our program this summer!
Participants will enjoy the college experience living in a new residence hall, eating in the dining facilities and having a tailgate and participating in educational classes on the College of ACES campus. This program will give you an opportunity to relive and share your college days as well as create new memories with your little Illini.
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to return to campus with your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews to share in this experience!
Ages have been extended for youth to age 13.
Registration has been extended to June 20, 2016 at NOON
Registration will be on a first come, first served basis.
Cost: $195.00 per person
On April 11, 2016 the College of ACES Alumni Association recognized four outstanding alumni as the 2016 ACES Award of Merit winners who have made significant impact in their careers and their communities.
A wonderful Illini evening was held on May 10, 2016 at the Caterpillar Visitors Center for an ACES in Places event in Peoria, IL. Alumni toured the visitors center, tested their skills with CAT equipment and had an opportunity to network over dinner. We were pleased to have the following join us for a program to share about their respective areas:
Holly Spangler, District 3 Director of the ACES Alumni Board of Directors hosted the event.
Over 1500 ACES graduates and their families attended the ACES Tassel Turn Reception at Memorial Stadium's Colonnades Club on Sunday, May 15. The ACES Alumni Association along with the ACES administrators, faculty and staff congratulated graduates and welcomed them to the ACES Alumni Association!
Students had the opportunity to have a green screen photo taken to cherish this special day, receive their first ACES Alumni t-shirt and visit the memorial stadium columns. A cake and punch reception was also available.
Congratulations to the ACES Graduates!
The College of ACES Student Advancement Committee (SAC) engaged with alumni during a trip to Springfield, IL on May 5, 2016. Students met with legislators that were friends of the college and also ACES alumni including: Don Moffitt (B.S. '69 ACES), Chapin Rose (B.A. '97 Law '00), John Sullivan, Adam Brown (B.S. '07 ACES) to learn about their roles in the Illinois legislature, why they chose this career path and what challenges they faced. Students also met with lobbyists Bill Bodine (B.S. '96 ACES), Jake Butcher (B.S. '07 ACES) and Pamela Weber about their roles as lobbyists and challenges they face today with the budget crisis. Lunch was hosted by the Farm Credit Illinois Sherman office and a panel of alumni speakers included Mindy Bunselmeyer (B.S. '95, M.S. '99 ACES), IL FFA Executive Director, Andrew Alton (B.S. '07 ACES), Farm Credit and Morgan Booth (B.S. '13 ACES), IL Pork Association. The final stop was a tour of the FBI Springfield office with a presentaion on agri-terroism.
Thank you to all of our outstanding ACES alumni and friends of the college that made this day possible for the SAC members! It was truly and educational and fun day learning about careers, industry, politics and where an ACES degree can take you!
Mark your calendars to celebrate the College of ACES Alumni Association 60th Anniversary and
recognize outstanding award winners sponsored by the ACES Alumni Association.
Salute to Ag Day Tailgate will kick off pre-game from 5:00 - 6:30p.m. sponsored by the College of ACES.
Two events, one day to share your Illini Spirit!
More information to come!
Join us on Thursday, August 18th for Agronomy Day! Discover the latest research, technology, and industry data from University of Illinois faculty and staff in the College of ACES. The event will be hosted in a new location: 4202 South First Street in Savoy, Illinois. In addition to a new location, we’ve made many improvements for participants including: disabled parking, shorter walking distances between tours, new faculty speakers, and a tour of SoyFACE.
Field tours begin at 7 a.m. with presentations from researchers covering: nutrient management, drone demonstrations, farm economics, weed management, plant diseases, and more! Don’t miss new Illinois Athletic Director, Josh Whitman, speak during the noontime program! Lunch tickets are available for purchase ($8.00). For more information, visit the Agronomy Day website or find us on Facebook.
We hope to see you in the field!
The College of ACES Alumni Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new board position to be added to the ACES Alumni Board this summer.
We are seeking an ACES Alum with a degree in Ag Education to serve in the following role:
Please submit all materials via mail or email to:
Tina Veal, Director of Alumni Relations
ACES Alumni Association
124 ACES Library, Information & Alumni Center
1101 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
The application deadline has been extended to July 15, 2016.
The nominating committee will make a decision regarding the slate and applicants will be notified of their decision by email.
It is that time again to begin thinking about ACES Alumni Association Awards!
Visit the ACES Alumni Association website for downloadable & PDF fillable applications. Applications have been updated for 2016!
Outstanding Young Alumni – Due July 15, 2016. Each year the College of ACES Alumni Association honors up to three outstanding graduates of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement, or through outstanding leadership or service have significantly enhanced or improved the lives of others.
ACES Family Spirit Award – Due July 15, 2016. This award recognizes those family members who have demonstrated their support of the College as alumni and/or current students
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. Nominate an outstanding alumni today! Nomination forms will be available online by July 1, 2016.
2016 -2017 ACES Student Advancement Committee Members
The College of ACES Alumni Association would love to hear from you! We are interested in keeping you connected to your alma mater and sharing updates (marriages, deaths, family changes, and achievements) to be shared on the ACES Alumni Class Notes online. You may also use this form to update your personal information so we can keep in touch with you!
Do you have a favorite University of Illinois memory to share at the UI Sesquicentennial celebration? As the University of Illinois Alumni Association creates a Welcome Center for 2017, the Student Life and Culture Archives is collecting and cataloging objects and images that capture the essence and diversity of your Alma Mater experience.
The ACES Alumni Association launched a campaign to create an endowment fund that will help us sustain our existing programs and activities as well as provide funds that give us opportunities to create and grow new points of connection for you and other alumni. We need your help to continue the tradition of making lifelong connections with all alumni who graduated from the College of ACES in the past as well as future graduates!
To continue alumni efforts and expand, make a gift by contacting us at 217-333-7744. Thank you for your support!
Invest in ACES - select the ACES Alumni Endowment from the drop down menu.
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!
Join one of our many groups for the College of ACES, ACES Alumni Association or University of Illinois to keep up to date with current activities or to reconnect with your alma mater!
ACES Alumni Association hosts the following groups online:
Illinois Connection is the University of Illinois Alumni Association’s legislative advocacy network. Its mission is to gain greater federal and state support for the University of Illinois’s three campuses as well as their interests. By increasing awareness and understanding of the U of I’s positive impact on the state, nation and world, Illinois Connection advocates help to ensure the University’s legacy and longevity.
Learn how you can assist the University of Illinois with state issues. You can help make a difference!
Have you joined the University of Illinois Network? Stay up to date with the University of Illinois activities, events near you or join a local Illini Club! The Illini opportunities await you! Get involved!
Slated to open in 2017, a new Welcome Center, undertaken by the University of Illinois Alumni Association and located in the Alice Campbell Alumni Center, will not only provide a point of departure for exploring the Urbana-Champaign campus, but also help create a sense of community for all those who attended.
Many of our Departments in the College of ACES provide alumni newsletters online.
Please be sure to bookmark your department alumni connection: