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UIC Business Alumni

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As a UIC Business alum, you are one of over 35,000 men and women who are linked to an influential business network. UIC Business alumni work effectively in hundreds of businesses and organizations around the world. A UIC Business degree is more than a credential, it is the background and preparation that gave you the opportunity to have an impact in your career, community, and beyond. 

In its half century of existence, our college has grown from three programs to a top-ranked, research-based business school with an international reputation. We have built highly regarded departments in all areas and continue to be recognized by the business community for our outstanding graduates. Our Liautaud Graduate School of Business is nationally recognized and our undergraduate program is ranked the best in Chicago by U.S. News & World Report. Our accreditation by the primary accreditation organization for business schools (AACSB) is something that only 5% of business schools worldwide achieve and we rank among the top 15% of accredited business programs in the country.

We are UIC Business because of you and your support! Let's keep the connection strong by staying in touch and updating your contact information.

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Resources Available to UIC Business Alumni

The University of Illinois Alumni Association was established to help our graduates stay connected with UIC and one another. At UIAA's site, you can find out about upcoming events, update your profile, search alumni, and read the latest alumni news.  This will further your involvement with our diverse, wide-reaching network.  The UIAA provides career services for job-seekers. Visit the Alumni Career Center to learn more.

Transcripts can be ordered through the UIC Registrar either online or in writing.

UIC Campus Recreation- Alumni and family gym memberships are available.

UIC Sports- Visit UICFlames for schedules and ticket information. Cheer on your favorites Flames team!

UIC's Gallery 400 Our free on-campus art gallery is open to all members of the community. Visit Gallery 400.

Student Center East- You may remember Student Center East as a hub in your social life while on campus.  SCE is open to members of the community for individual, group, and family bowling, billiards, and games. Learn more about what SCE offers.

UIC Theatre- Music, plays, Tuesdays at One, information about summer youth programs, and more can be found at the UIC Theater and Music site.

The University of Illinois Foundation is the official fundraising and private gift-receiving agency for the University of Illinois system. UIF staff work closely with campus staff members and campus and university leaders in support of the fundraising programs and opportunities that benefit the university. Visit the UI Foundation.

Guaranteed Admissions- UIC Business offers guaranteed admission to the Liautaud specialized masters programs for UIC/UIUC undergraduates. Graduates may apply to the accounting, finance and marketing programs up to 16 months after graduation. They may apply to the information systems and business analytics programs up to five years after graduation.

Alumni Leadership Academy

John Adams, BS Accounting, 1986
Donald Bielinski, BS Accounting, 1971
Jeffrey Bilek, BS Accounting, 1987
Sidney Blum, BS Accounting, 1974
Gila Bronner, BS Accounting, 1980
Timothy Brunke, BS Finance, 1999
Velma Butler, BS Accounting, 1972
Olga Camargo, BS Marketing, 1996  
Najeemdeen Dayisa, MBA Business Administration, 2004  
William DeGenaro, BS Accounting, 1986
Clark Delanois, BS Marketing, 1987  
Kevin Desouza, BS Accounting, 2000,  PhD Management, 2006
John Diamantis, MBA Administrative Science, 1981  
Richard Distasio, BS Accounting, 1976  
James Doti, BS Economics, 1968
Isha Edwards, BS Management, 1995  
Antoinette Farley, MBA Business Administrative, 1982  
James Flanagan, BS Accounting, 1978
Michael Fung, BS Accounting, 1973
Marion Gajek, BS Accounting, 1974
Rodrigo Garcia, MBA Business Administration, 2009
Stanley Greanias, BS Management, 1972  
Al Grossman, Honorary Inductee
Joseph Hartnett, BS Accounting, 1978
David Henkes, BS Business Administration, 1996
Donald Hermanek, BS Marketing, 1970  
The Honorable William Hibbler, BS Management, 1969
Dr. Gerald Hills, 25 Years of Educational Excellence [Honorary]
Robert Howard, BS Management, 1969
Margaret Johnsson, BS Accounting, 1985
Robert Kilinskis, BS Accounting, 1980  
Dennis Koci, BS Economics, 1970
Thomas Kneir, BS Accounting, 1972
Cary Kochman, BS Accounting, 1986
Craig Levin, BS Accounting, 1970  
Linas Liubinskas, BS Marketing, 1986
Mohammed Maali, BS Accounting, 1988
Timothy Martin, MBA Business Administrative, 1983
Trevor Mathias, BS Marketing, 1996
Gregory McKinney, BS Info & Decisions Sciences, 1980
Professor Emeritus Fred McLimore, Honorary Inductee
Daniel McMillen, BS Economics, 1981
William Merchantz, BS Info & Decisions Sciences, 1979
Eric Paul Meredith, BS Info & Decisions Sciences, 1994
Michael Moran , BA Accounting, 1967
Vivek Mullick, MBA Business Administration, 2008  
Dennis Neumann, BS Management, 1972
James Newman, BS Accounting, 1970
Caralynn Nowinski, MBA Busienss Administration, 2007
Jacqueline Owen, BS Finance, 1989
Richard Pendleton, BS Management, 1969
Susan Phelan, MBA Administrative Science, 1980
James Pribel, BS Accounting, 1976
Exavier Pope, Esq., BS Finance, BS Economics, 2000
Vikki Pryor, MBA Business Administrative, 1989
Raymond Roman, BS Finance, 1988
José Santillan, BS Accounting, 1980
Bradley Sargent, BS Accounting, 1999
Anne Shaeffer, BS Finance, 2003  
John Scholl, BS Accounting, 1992
Edward Schrank, BS Management, 2007, MBA Business Administration, 2009  
Kay Schwichtenberg, MBA Business Administrative, 1984  
Roger Shiffman, BS Marketing, 1975
Joseph Slawek, BS Marketing, 1972  
Stephen Smart, BS Management, 1984
Axel Strotbek, MBA Business Administration, 1991  
Evelina Tainer, BS Economics, 1979  
Michael Tulig, MBA Administrative Science, 1980
Kevin Tynan, BS Marketing, 1970

The Alumni Leadership Academy celebrates those who best exemplify UIC Business’s commitment to leadership, teaching, research and service. Inductions to the academy are held every year to honor outstanding UIC Business alumni whose contributions in these areas raise the stature and standing of the college.

Alumni Awards

UIC Business recognizes our successful alumni through a series of awards. Winners are nominated by their peers, faculty members, and staff of the college.

Past Award Winners:

Appreciation Award
Tony Lorenz
Al & Sandy Grossman
Larry Holleran
Ralph Westfall
Pat Turnbull

UIAA Alumni Loyalty Award
Donald Bielinski
Jonathan Greenspahn
Rita Patel
David Henkes

Corporate Partner Award
Southwest Securities
State Farm Insurance Co.
Motorola Solutions Foundation
Caterpillar Foundation
CME Foundation

Faculty Award
Sandy Wayne
Ranganathan Chandrasekaran
Gib Bassett
Mary Brown
George Roe


Business Advisory Council

UIC Business enjoys support from a Business Advisory Council that works with the dean to provide: ambassadorship and advocacy, pre-professional mentoring of UIC Business undergraduates, and practical business perspectives and advice.  The BAC is composed of leaders from the business world including UIC Business alumni as well as friends who attended other colleges.  For more information, please contact Penny Petropoul, Director of Engagement and Alumni Relations, at or 312-996-5916.

Contact Us

Office of Advancement

601 S. Morgan Street
UH 2102 (MC 075)
Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone: (312) 413-2135

To contribute to UIC Business, please visit the UIC Business giving website or contact Courtney Hickman, Advancement Coordinator, 312-413-3440 or Your contributions help make UIC Business more than just a degree; it’s a journey. Thank you for believing in the future of the College and its students.