Alumni Awards and Recognition

2015 alumni awardsAbove: Chancellor Susan J. Koch presents opening remarks at the UIS Alumni Gala in 2015.

Alumni Awards

Every year, the University of Illinois Alumni Association has honored outstanding UIS graduates and friends with the Alumni Achievement, Alumni Humanitarian, Distinguished Service, and Loyalty awards. We invite you to learn more about these awards and to nominate someone deserving today for the University of Illinois Springfield Alumni Awards.

Accepting Nominations Now through March 23, 2018

Alumni Humanitarian Award

Purpose: Established in 2001, this honor is bestowed upon alumni of the University of Illinois by the Alumni Association of each respective University. The award is presented to those alumni who, through their outstanding involvement and dedication, have made a significant contribution of leadership or service which has improved or enriched the lives of others and the welfare of humanity, and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on, or bring honor to, their alma mater.

Learn more about Alumni Humanitarian Award criteria and instructions for nomination. Selected nominees will be eligible for award presentations beginning with the fiscal year 2019 award cycle.

Loyalty Award for Exceptional Alumni Service

Purpose: Established in 1957, this award has been bestowed upon alumni of the University of Illinois who have made significant, notable and meritorious contributions, and who have consistently demonstrated exceptional loyalty, commitment, dedication and service to the University for the advancement of their alma mater.

Learn more about Loyalty Award for Exceptional Alumni Service criteria and instructions for nomination. Selected nominees will be eligible for award presentations beginning with the fiscal year 2019 award cycle.

Award Presentations at 2018 UIS Alumni Gala

2018 Alumni Gala

The annual UIS Alumni Gala celebrates UIS alumni and friends who have impacted the world and exemplify Leadership Lived. Join Chancellor Susan J. Koch in celebrating achievement and distinguished service, as we honor two exceptional alumnae. Kathy Best will be presented with the Alumni Achievement Award, and Mary Mitchell Beaumont will be presented with the Distinguished Service Award.

The 2018 UIS Alumni Gala will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the UIS Student Union from 6pm-8:30pm. All UIS alumni are welcome and encouraged to wear UIS Blue. Guests will have the opportunity to mix and mingle, and explore the new Student Union. To RSVP for the event complete this form or call 217-206-6058. The last day to register is February 13.

Award Details & Past Recipients