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 135,000 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.

2024 Distingished Alumni Award Recipients


Scott D. Clarke `81


Steven J. McCann `78