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EIU Alumni Association 2021 Alumni Awards Dinner

Saturday, October 23, 2021

The Eastern Illinois University Alumni Association would like you to join us for the 2021 Alumni Awards Dinner as we honor our 2020 and 2021 classes of alumni award recipients for their outstanding achievements. 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. University Union

Grand Ballroom (Second Floor)


Cocktail Reception: 6 p.m.

Awards Dinner and Awards Ceremony:  7 p.m.


Tickets: $30 a person


Purchas tickets online or by calling 800-ALUM-EIU (800-258-6348)


Class of 2020 Recipients

Louis V. Hencken Alumni Service Award – Mike Finkle ‘62

Outstanding Young Alumna/us Award – Kraig Koch ’08, Lauren Urban ‘13

Distinguished Educator – Eric Combs ’05, 018

Distinguished Alumni Award – Randy Baily ’78; Melissa Conyears-Ervin ’97; Steve Ferguson ’90; Judy Ethell ’82; Cam Simpson ’06


Class of 2021 Recipients


Louis V. Hencken Alumni Service Award – Krupal Swami ’95

Outstanding Young Alumna/us – Samantha Sauer ’11, ’13; Reginald Thedford ‘15

Distinguished Educator – Todd Vilardo ’91, ’96, ‘00

Distinguished Alumni Award – Cheryl Fraker ’85; Dale Morrissey ’76, Jeff Rice ’86; Tony Romo ex ’03

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Quantity Option Price
Alumni Association Annual Membership for more options on membership, see the membership page $45
Alumni Association Family Membership $60
Alumni Awards Dinner $30


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