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LAS Alum’s Memories of Fishing with a Professor Are Highlighted in Magazine

When Ron McFarland arrived at the University of Illinois in the 1960s, the Floridian looked at the landscape around him—“uncompromising flatness” and “great country for soybeans and corn” were terms that came to mind—and, as he recalls, “my heart sank like a two-ounce sinker in a still pond.” For an avid fisherman, the outlook was bleak.

LAS Centennial Gallery of Excellence Adds Third Round of Selections

Faculty, alumni, students, and buildings are among the list, in honor of the College of LAS’s 100-year anniversary.

2013 LAS Alumni Award Winners

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.