Alumni

Alumni Recognition

Western Illinois University is an institution that has excelled in educating and preparing our alumni for success. We are proud of the fact that many of our more than 115,000 alumni have been publicly recognized nationally for their outstanding accomplishments.

Our Mission

The Western Illinois University Alumni Association strives to develop and sustain lifelong relationships with students, alumni and friends to advance the mission of the University.

The combination of WIU’s stellar faculty who provide a caring and supportive learning environment with an exceptional academic curriculum, have well prepared Western’s alumni in meaningful careers in a broad range of occupational endeavors. The Alumni Association takes great pride in recognizing excellence within our alumni.

Awards Criteria & Nomination Forms

Spring 2015 Commencement 

2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients
L-r:  Alumni Council President Jeff McElroy '97, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters recipient Hyuk-Jong Kim '87, President Jack Thomas and Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Stephen P. Larson '78 '79.

2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards

2015 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients
L-r:  Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Ed Ohlin '73 and President Jack Thomas.