Thanks from Students, Faculty, and Staff – With Illinois: The Campaign for Illinois

Expressions of gratitude from your Illini family

The scholarships I have received will allow me to start out my professional life without student debt, which is a great privilege. Thank you to all the donors who extend the gift of education to others.

Vivian Duquaine is majoring in animal sciences and is a recipient of the Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarship and the Robert and Dorothy Spillman Scholarship

This scholarship has opened an endless array of doors, helping me accomplish my current goals, move on to the next, and hopefully be able to give back soon.

Robert Walker, Jr. is majoring in communication and receives the Illinois Commitment scholarship

Thank you so much for your contribution to my costs of attending school, as it allows me to approach my day to day with less of a worry on how I will pay for school, and more of a focus on reaching goals I have set for myself.

Logan Hall is majoring in kinesiology, and receives the Lawrence Reuss and Florence House Reuss Family Scholarship

Receiving this professorship is wonderful recognition that all of my work is valuable, both the research and the outreach work that I do. It motivates me to push forward on all aspects of my work, from leading a center to working with my students to organizing webinars about inclusivity.

Nadya Mason, the inaugural Rosalyn Sussman Yalow Professor of Physics

I visited campus on a class trip as a high school sophomore; I fell in love with it. That's when I knew I was an Illini. My family couldn't afford to send me to college. This university was my dream, and because of your help, I'm here.

Callie Walsh is majoring in agricultural and biological engineering and receives the Zeller-Redman Family Endowed Scholarship.

From the pride that comes from the hard work and perseverance put into every practice, to the outpouring of goodwill from Illini fans wherever we perform, the benefits of being part of the Marching Illini last forever. Our supporters help ensure that every squad and section will continue to experience premier opportunities for growth and accomplishment – at half time, and for all time.

Barry Houser is the director of the Marching Illini and associate director of bands

Chancellor Robert J. Jones

Read a message from Chancellor Robert J. Jones