Your education was just the start


At Gies College of Business, we are committed to living up to the high standards set by our alumni. Our 70,000+ alumni lead some of the world’s most successful businesses and produce results that make the world a better place. We’re following your lead by pushing the boundaries of business education. Your continued support and engagement are critical for the success of our mission. Email our Office of Advancement if you want to speak to a class, make a gift, or find another way to share your time and experience with the next generation of business leaders.

 

Get Involved

No one knows the value of a Gies Business education like our alumni. You play a valuable role in our continued success. We encourage you to get involved in whichever ways you can.

Gies College of Business Awards

Gies College of Business has tens of thousands of exceptional alumni and friends who work every day to make the world a better place. The following awards are presented each year for outstanding career achievements and service to Gies Business.

2020 Distinguished Alumni Award: Alan D. Feldman, ’74 BA, ’76 MBA, President and CEO (retired), Midas International Corporation and Chair, University of Illinois Foundation Board

2020 Gies College of Business Appreciation Award: Edith (Edie) A. Stotler, ’68 LAS, Partner of Stotler Grain Company and President of Homer Grain Company (retired)

READ MORE ABOUT CURRENT AWARD WINNERS

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Gies Business Alumni Association

The Gies Business Alumni Association (GBAA) works to enhance and advance the relationship between Gies College of Business and all of its alumni. GBAA also recognizes alumni achievements and supports various awards and scholarships.

Gies Business alumni automatically become members of the GBAA when they join the University of Illinois Alumni Association. Involvement in the GBAA board is by invitation.

VIEW THE CURRENT ROSTER OF GBAA BOARD MEMBERS

Gies Young Alumni Committee

The Gies Young Alumni Committee (GYAC) serves Gies Business by strengthening connections with young alumni.

The GYAC reviews applications for membership each summer.

VIEW THE CURRENT ROSTER OF GYAC MEMBERS

Learn New Skills

The changing world of business needs leaders who evolve to meet new challenges. We provide extensive programs and opportunities that empower you to be such a leader. You trusted in Gies to build your business skills. You can trust us to help advance them, too.

Gies News and Events

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How to assess risk, review insurance coverage during pandemic

It has taken the COVID-19 crisis for many businesses to re-evaluate the amount and types of commercial insurance they should buy. Many recently found that their policies don’t cover pandemic-related losses, says Gies Professor Lynne McChristian.