May 2018 | Alumni Newsletter
Meet Alumnus Dalitso Sulamoyo
Through nearly 20 years of nonprofit leadership, alumnus Dalitso Sulamoyo MA ’99 PAA, MPA ’02 PAA has helped develop affordable housing projects, ensure that small rural communities have access to safe drinking water, engaged with members of the Illinois General Assembly and U.S. Congress on public policy issues, and much more. Dr. Sulamoyo says UIS provided him with the tools and resources to be effective at leading a highly complex organization with diverse interests.
UIS Perspectives: Celebrating UIS Graduates
Spring is a very special time of year as family, friends and the UIS community traditionally gather to congratulate and celebrate the outstanding achievement of students transforming themselves into graduates and alumni. Commencement means “a beginning or start”, and in her monthly State Journal-Register column, Chancellor Susan Koch shares stories of a few exceptional graduates who are “commencing” a new journey.
InstaGrad: Celebrating Graduates Becoming New Alumni
Through the InstaGrad campaign, graduating students took photos around campus, and tagged our new UISeduAlumni Instagram account. They were also welcomed to alumnihood on Commencement Day with a UIS polo shirt and swag bag. View photo highlights from InstaGrad festivities on our website.
Reaching Stellar: Scholarship Recipients – Where are they now?
Each year, UIS alumni invest in students’ lives by funding scholarships. A Reaching Stellar Campaign priority, scholarships help qualified students stay in school and focus time on their education rather than earning money. More than just helping students while at school, however, scholarships are an investment in the families and communities of recipients after graduation. Meet three scholarship recipients who are now working on behalf of their communities as alumni.
Historic Seasons for Prairie Stars Baseball & Softball
The baseball team (47-9) had a 29-game winning streak, won the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) regular-season title, earned its first ever Division II regional wins and hit a new school-record with 47 wins. The softball team hit a school-record for wins (40-19), claimed the GLVC regular-season title, earned UIS its first regional title and national ranking in softball. Players and coaches alike received conference honors, including Coach of the Year recognition in each sport.
Upcoming Events Calendar
Washington, DC | Chat with the Chancellor – Thursday, June 7
Sangamon Auditorium Broadway Series – Starting November 8