Reaching Stellar through Academic Excellence

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Academic Excellence

The University of Illinois has one goal at the core of our mission: to transform lives and serve society. Academic excellence is vital to that enterprise. Through the Reaching Stellar campaign, UIS plans to raise support for academic programs, equipment, instruments and research opportunities. You can support these endeavors by making a gift to your preferred college or department or to other academic support funds.

The Reaching Stellar Campaign will also take advantage of the following means for achieving an even more stellar academic experience for UIS students

  • Funding for distinguished professorships.
  • Continued technology upgrades.
  • Programs to increase recruitment and retention among students (including scholarships).

To support any of these endeavors, please contact the UIS Office of Advancement at 217.206.6058 or by email at

A Story of Academic Excellence

Justin BrownJustin Brown is majoring in Information Systems Security at UIS. This past summer, he interned at the Security Operations Center at Horace Mann. He helped to monitor, review and take action on abnormal web or email traffic that might be come through the network. He enjoyed the challenge of staying on top of new attacks and.

Justin also appreciated the opportunity to apply what he had been learning at UIS. “The Horace Mann internship provided a lot of hands-on experience,” he says, “taking theories and practices I had been learning in my courses at UIS and applying them. UIS definitely sets up their students for success not only in their career path but life in general.”