Alumni & Friends


We are proud to have an engaged and vibrant alumni community. The powerful relationships forged between faculty and students, and among classmates, thrive long beyond graduation day. Our alumni share ideas, professional opportunities, and graciously offer their time to mentor current iSchool students.

Many of our alumni stay connected with our School and their classmates through active involvement in two professional organizations: the iSchool Alumni Association (ISAA) and Beta Phi Mu. ISAA encourages participation in alumni events and promotes a lifelong connection with our School. Beta Phi Mu is an honor society that recognizes scholastic achievement and offers social and professional programming for its members.

The Office of Advancement is proud to serve the needs of our School's alumni. Contact Jill Gengler, director of alumni affairs, at (217) 300-5746 or

Class Notes

Chiu, Ann Matsushima (Class of 2015) 2 days 21 hours ago

Ann Matsushima Chiu (MS '15) is an electronic services and instruction librarian at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon. She is also the organizer of the Portland Zine Symposium. 

Slagle, Ruth (Class of 2017) 4 days 21 hours ago

Ruth Slagle (MS '17) recently started a position as the public services librarian at the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville.

Stutzman, Maura (Class of 2016) 1 week 21 hours ago

Maura Stutzman (MS '16) began her career as the youth services and programming librarian at the Mahomet Public Library in July 2017.

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Alumni News

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Alumni Profile

August 29, 2017

Bradley Kuykendall (MS '15) was a "library junkie" as an undergraduate at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Now serving as the reference and instruction librarian at Lincoln University, he is in a position to give back to his alma mater and recruit more students into the field of library and information science.

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Intersections Magazine

Summer 2017
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