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50th Reunion Golden Anniversary

Friday, October 22, 2021 | Register Now

Join us in commemorating of the Class of 1970 and 1971 and the 50th Anniversary of your graduation from EIU. Our office will host a celebratory weekend in your honor in conjunction with EIU’s 2021 Homecoming on October 22 & 23.

 

The 2021 Homecoming Weekend schedule will be as follows:

 

Friday, October 22                    

4 pm Campus Tour: Enjoy a riding tour around campus and experience firsthand all the exciting changes that have been taking place over the last 50 years.  

4:30 pm Legacy Social Reception: MLK Jr. University Union; University Ballroom. 

This is an opportunity for you and your classmates to join together to catch up on the last 50 years.  Host bar (beer and wine) available. 

5 pm Livingston C. Lord and Heritage Society Pinning Ceremony: MLK Jr. University Union; University Ballroom

The Livingston C. Lord Society was established to honor members of the 50 year class who return to campus for their Golden Reunion.  The Heritage Society honors individuals who made the commitment to support the University through planned gifts.  Each individual will be called forward to receive his or her society pins.    

6 pm Legacy Society Dinner: MLK Jr. University Union; University Ballroom $10 a ticket

6:30 pm Tribute Donor Recognition: MLK Jr. University Union; Grand Ballroom

Please join the Office of University Advancement for our exclusive event to honor the benefactors who inspire greatness here at EIU.  A social hour will begin at 6:30 pm the program will start at 7 pm.  The EIU Foundation will be presenting the Philanthropist of the Year award. 
 

Saturday, October 23

9:30 am Homecoming parade: 6th Street and 7th Street    

11:00 am Alumni Tailgate at Tent City: Behind O'Brien Stadium. Enjoy Tent City tailgating and stop by the Alumni tent prior to the kick-off!

2 pm Homecoming Football Game: O'Brien Field EIU hosts Tennessee State for the Homecoming Football Game.  Game ticket $25

6 pm Alumni Awards Dinner: MLK Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Join us as the Alumni Association honors our Alumni during the 2021 Alumni Awards Dinner $30 a ticket.


Heritage Society Reception

Friday, October 22, 2021 | Register Now

The Heritage Society recognizes Eastern supporters who have generously provided an estate or planned gift commitment.  Honored members of the Heritage Society will gather for a celebratory dinner on Friday, October 22 that will feature a presentation by EIU President Dr. David Glassman.  

The festivities will take place in conjunction with EIU's Homecoming celebration. 

 

The 2021 Homecoming Weekend schedule will be as follows:

 

Friday, October 22                    

4 pm Campus Tour: Enjoy a riding tour around campus and experience firsthand all the exciting changes that have been taking place over the last 50 years.  

4:30 pm Heritage Society Social Reception: MLK Jr. University Union; University Ballroom.  Join together with fellow alumni and Heritage Society members.  Host bar (beer and wine) available.  

5 pm Heritage Society Pinning Ceremony: MLK Jr. University Union; University Ballroom

The Heritage Society honors individuals who made the commitment to support the University through planned gifts.  Each individual will be called forward to receive his or her society pins.    

6 pm Heritage Society Dinner: MLK Jr. University Union; University Ballroom $10 a ticket

6:30 pm Tribute Donor Recognition: MLK Jr. University Union; Grand Ballroom

Please join the Office of University Advancement for our exclusive event to honor the benefactors who inspire greatness here at EIU.  A social hour will begin at 6:30 pm the program will start at 7 pm.  The EIU Foundation will be presenting the Philanthropist of the Year award. 
 

Saturday, October 23

9:30 am Homecoming parade: 6th Street and 7th Street    

11:00 am Alumni Tailgate at Tent City: Behind O'Brien Stadium. Enjoy Tent City tailgating and stop by the Alumni tent prior to the kick-off!

2 pm Homecoming Football Game: O'Brien Field EIU hosts Tennessee State for the Homecoming Football Game.  Game ticket $25

6 pm Alumni Awards Dinner: MLK Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Join us as the Alumni Association honors our Alumni during the 2021 Alumni Awards Dinner $30 a ticket.


EIU Alumni Association 2021 Alumni Awards Dinner

Saturday, October 23, 2021 | Register Now

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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Contact Information

By Mail:

EIU Alumni Services
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
1-800-ALUM-EIU
217-581-6616
Fax: 217-581-7206

In Person/Physical Address:

Brainard House
1548 4th St. Charleston, IL


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