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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.

EIU Alumni Legacy Scholarship Applications due Feb. 1

Applications for EIU Alumni Legacy Scholarships, which are available to the children, step-children and grandchildren of Eastern Illinois University graduates, are being accepted for students beginning their first semester at EIU in the fall of 2015.

Distinguished Senior Award Nominations Due March 26

The most distinguished seniors at EIU are individuals who have enriched the university community with their active involvement in all facets of campus life. The Distinguished Senior Awards recognizes those who have demonstrated outstanding character and leadership through academic achievement, campus and community involvement, and/or extra-curricular honors or awards.

Nominations and applications for the 2015 Distinguished Senior Awards are now being accepted. The deadline is Thursday, March 26, 2015. Recipients will be recognized during a luncheon on Saturday, April 25.

2014 Alumni Award Recipients

The EIU Alumni Association is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Alumni Awards. They were recognized on Homecoming weekend at the annual alumni awards dinner. You can also read more about these extraordinary alumni!

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