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2023 ACES Alumni Awards

The 2023 ACES Alumni Award nomination forms will be available soon. Until then, click here, to review award criteria and consider nominating an accomplished alumni!

Big Ten Alumni Gathering

Save the Date for the Big Ten Alumni Gathering!

  • Where: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
  • When: March 13, 2023, 6pm
  • Registration information coming soon

2022 ACES Alumni Award Winners Recognized

Congratulations to all of the outstanding alumni who were recognized for their contributions to the agriculture industry. To read more about the recipients, click here

Join Illini Link!

IlliniLink serves as a place for alumni, students, and faculty/staff to come together to learn from one another, and interact and further enhance the Illini community. You can engage with other members of your University community by:

  • Offering or receiving career advice
  • Providing 'flash' mentoring to current students and fellow alumni
  • Posting jobs & internship experiences
  • Expanding your professional network
  • Hearing about University updates, the current student experience and alumni information and stories from around the world

Click here to join today!

Alma Market Now Open!

Welcome to the Alma Market! Alma Market is an online marketplace where you can find unique, high quality products from Illini-owned businesses. It’s your one-stop shop for U of I memorabilia, home goods, food, jewelry and more–all made and sold by alumni, students, and Champaign-Urbana area businesses.

The Alma Market is a passion project the Alumni Association has been working on over the past year. So many talented Illini have started their own businesses; shopping the Alma Market is a great way to support them and discover their one-of-a-kind creations.

So what are you waiting for? Explore the Alma Market today!

Update Your E-mail Address

Do you have an updated email address on file? Do you have an email you prefer to receive correspondence to? 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 

Join the 4-H Alumni Association

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 . We hope your 4-H memories bring a smile to your face. We're creating memories daily with today's 4-H members.

Stay Connected on Social Media

Online social networking is a great tool to stay in tought 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: 

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Share Your Class Notes

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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. 

ACES News Subscriptions

Looking to stay connected to ACES news? Subscribe today!

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You will receive a weekly newsletter that features news highlights of the week. 

Looking for an Illini Network

Looking for an Illini Network? Join 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!