Alumni Profiles & News

  • Dr. Janey Messina (MS, 2008) is associate professor of social science research methods at the University of Oxford (UK) School of Global and Area Studies.
  • Wayne Koonce, winner of the College of LAS Dean's Quadrangle Award, makes a mark around the world while maintaining close ties with U of I
  • Robin reflects on her wide-ranging career in geography that began with an undergraduate internship. She worked at the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant for 32 years, where she designed a Lady Quagga costume and contributed to an invasive species exhibit at the Smithsonian's Museum of National History. Robin continues to serve the geographic community as a member of the Illinois Geographic Alliance (IGA).
  • Illinois native Ivan Gamboa (BA, 2002) has a passion for strengthening neighborhoods. He is Senior Vice President of Tri City National Bank in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, where he focuses on business and community development.