LAS Alumni Information
Two of the winners of the 2013 LAS Alumni Achievement Awards were pioneers in the truest sense of the word, for they were the first in their families to ever attend college, let alone reach the top of their field. But all award winners this year were pioneers in their own right.
The period surrounding World War II was a unique one at the University of Illinois, and Gladys Dawson was in the perfect position to observe it. During the war there was such a dearth of men—save for the military training programs—that they jokingly called it a “girl’s school,” but in the aftermath men flooded to campus in such numbers that the University could hardly handle them all.
Those of us who can’t pass up a chance to be seen with the Great Emancipator have another, easily accessible opportunity on the University of Illinois campus just off—where else?—Lincoln Avenue. A life-sized sculpture of Abraham Lincoln, donated by LAS alumna Gail Kellogg (BS ’65, mathematics) has taken up permanent residency in front of the Alice Campbell Alumni Center in Urbana.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Join LAS alumni and friends for an exclusive event at Trump International Hotel & Tower in the heart of Chicago.