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The EIU Alumni Association builds lifelong relationships between alumni and their alma mater. The organization has traditionally pursued a number of broad objectives, including:

  • Sponsoring special events for alumni.
  • Assisting with homecoming and reunions.
  • Facilitating communication between alumni and the university.
  • Assistance in maintaining alumni records.
  • Helping with fundraising and other initiatives which contribute to the welfare of the university.

EIUAA also recognizes alumni accomplishments through its Distinguished Alumni Awards program.


2015 Alumni Award Nominations

The EIU Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 Alumni Awards. If you know of an outstanding alumna/us and would like to nominate her or him please do so by Monday, June 8.

Alumni may be nominated for the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Louis V. Hencken Alumni Service Award, Distinguished Educator Award or the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

Nominations, including this form, a formal letter of nomination and supporting materials (articles, resume, additional letters of support, etc.) should be sent to Steve Rich, EIU Alumni Association, 600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL 61920 or via email to swrich@eiu.edu.

Recipients will be recognized during the 2015 Homecoming festivities, including a dinner held in their honor.


Get Your Grad Packs!

As students, you are on campus for a short time. As alumni, you are Panthers for life. The EIU Alumni Association is a community of thousands of graduates who love EIU and know what a difference it makes.

Join the Alumni Association today for only $15 and receive a special Grad Pack. Get all the perks of an Alumni Association membership, plus a reusable EIU sport backpack, official EIU alumni license plate frame and plenty of discount coupons just for our new grads (a $25 dollar value).


2015 Distinguished Senior Award Winners

The most distinguished seniors at EIU are individuals who have enriched the university community with their active involvement in all facets of campus life. To see this year's list of students who were recognized for demonstrating those outstanding characteristics, click here!



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