2017 December Issue of the Alumni Newsletter

Happy Holidays from UIS!

During this holiday season, Chancellor Susan J. Koch has a special message of joy and warm wishes for the new year. Watch this special holiday greeting filmed in the soon to be open Student Union.

Nabih Elhajj

Meet Alumnus Nabih Elhajj MPA ’12 PAA

Alumnus Nabih Elhajj MPA ’12 PAA is the lead facilitator for the Sangamon CEO program, which serves as an entrepreneurial hub for high school students. An entrepreneur and freelance consultant on startup and customer service strategy, Elhajj helped launch the Innovate Springfield Incubator and the Customer Experience team at the Horace Mann Educator Corporation.

Career Connections

Career Connections EXPO 2018

Does your organization have job or internship openings? Connect with UIS & community talent at the Career Connections Expo on

February 15, 2018. The Career Connections Expo is intended to bring students, alumni, community members and employers together to discuss career opportunities and build professional connections.

Dr. Lan Dong
Faculty Support: A Reaching Stellar Priority

Endowed chairs and professorships provide additional funding for professors. They allow UIS to enhance its thriving intellectual community by attracting and retaining promising scholars. English professor Lan Dong is one of those scholars. Lan is now the Louise Hartman Schewe and Karl Schewe Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences. Her three-year professorship will provide support as Lan pursues her research interests. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Student Union Ribbon Cutting – Sunday, January 14

Pre – Show Reception and Dinner: The Wizard of OZ – Sunday, January 28

Magic: Vitaly: A World of Wonders – Sunday, February 11

Career Connections EXPO  – Thursday, February 15

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