Alumni Awards and Recognition
Above: (left to right) Chancellor Susan J. Koch, Kathy Best, Mary Mitchell Beaumont and President Timothy Killeen at the 2018 UIS Alumni Gala.
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.
- Alumni Achievement Award
- Alumni Humanitarian Award
- Alumni Distinguished Service Award
- Alumni Loyalty Award
- Student Leadership Award
2018 Recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Kathy Best MA ’90 PAR was the recipient of the 2018 Alumni Achievement Award. She has covered news from the Statehouse to the Capitol, and from the digital domains of Seattle to the big skies of Missoula, Montana. Read Kathy’s story.
Learn more about the Alumni Achievement Award, and view past recipients.
2018 Recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Service Award
Mary Mitchell Beaumont MA ’89 LAS was the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. Mary has been a passionate advocate for UIS since she stepped foot on campus, and was a founding steering committee member of the Alumni SAGE Society. Read Mary’s story.
Learn more about the Alumni Distinguished Service Award, and view past recipients.