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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quinn Stitt (MS '16) has accepted a position as a readers advisory/teen librarian at Berwyn (IL) Public Library, starting in January 2018.
Nicole Wilhelms (MS '08) is the library manager of Southglenn and Castlewood Libraries at Arapahoe Libraries in Centennial, Colorado.
James L. McMillan (MS '95), a senior technical support engineer for Idemia, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society in Bethany, West Virginia.
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Julie Edwards (MS '05) fell in love with Botswana in 2015 when she helped plan a conference there for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Reference and Information Section. As soon as her conference ended, she vowed that one day she would return. She is now back in Botswana as a Fulbright Scholar for the 2017-2018 academic year.