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

Thompson, Sara Q. (Class of 2009) 1 day 3 hours ago

Sara Q. Thompson (MS '09) accepted a position as an adult services manager at the Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon. For the past 5 years, Thompson was the solo librarian of a small academic library branch at the Oregon State University-Cascades in Bend, Oregon.

Ransberger, Rebecca (Class of 2015) 2 days 3 hours ago

Rebecca (Becky) Ransberger (MS '15) accepted the assistant manager position at the King Road Branch of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library in Toledo, Ohio.

Robertson, Deb (Class of 2000) 2 days 3 hours ago

Deborah Robertson (MS '00) founded Gibson House Press, an independent press that publishes novels by musicians in the belief that songwriters and musicians of all kinds are connected to storytelling in a unique way. 

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Alumni News

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Alumni Profile

June 22, 2017

Julie Cwik uses the skills she learned at the iSchool in her job at the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI). She enjoys working in the continuing medical education (CME) field and supporting physicians. Her interest in instructional design has led her to pursue an advanced degree in learning design and technology.

Where do you work and what is your role?

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Intersections Magazine

Summer 2017
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