Congratulations 2011 UI Alumni Award recipients!

The UI Alumni Awards are presented annually during Commencement Weekend and honor alumni for distinguished service, humanitarianism and professional achievement. These awards are presented by the University of Illinois Alumni Association.

University of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award
Established in 1957 for outstanding success and national or international distinction in one’s business, profession or life’s work

 Atlas Scott W. Atlas ’77 LAS (Biology) – Chief of Neuroradiology, Stanford University Medical Center
An expert on the U.S. health care system, health care systems of emerging nations and the use of advanced medical technology
  Lin Fu-Kuen Lin, PhD ’71 ACES (Plant Pathology) – Retired Director and Research Specialist, Amgen Center
Team leader on recombinant human erythropoietin and successful isolation of the gene coding for it, resulting in ground-breaking pharmaceutics

Brenton H. Wadsworth ’52 FAA (Landscape Architecture) – Chairman, The Wadsworth Company
Chief executive of award-winning golf course construction company who pioneered the modern industry


University of Illinois Distinguished Service Award
Established in 1972 for extraordinary commitment, dedication and service to the advancement of the University of Illinois


Lester McKeever Jr. ’55 BUS (Accountancy) – Managing Principal, Washington, Pittman & McKeever, LLC
Service as longtime treasurer for the UI Board of Trustees; board member, College of Business Alumni  Association;Illini Comeback guest; Navy Pier Hall of Fame; Chicago Illini of the Year


University of Illinois Alumni Humanitarian Award
Established in 2001 for significant contributions of leadership or service to improve the lives of others and the welfare of humanity

 Cody Ann E. Cody ’86 FAA (Painting), MS ’92 AHS (Leisure Studies) – Director of Partnerships, BlazeSports America
A national and international leader in advocacy initiatives on sport and human rights  


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