Alumni Awards

ECE annually recognizes outstanding alumni via the Young Alumni Achievement Award and the Distinguished Alumni Award. Outstanding Alumni Board Members are honored with the Marcia Peterman ECE Award.

For more information on each award and to see past recipients, click below.

To nominate one of our ECE alumni for any of these awards, complete a nomination form. Nomination deadline for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards and Young Alumni Achievement Awards is Jan. 22, 2016. However, we accept ECE alumni award nominations all year, so please feel free to submit materials at any time. If you would like to update or send new information to an existing nomination, you may also do so at any time.

For more information, please contact Audrey LeGrande, Assistant Director of Alumni and Student Relations, at or (217) 300-1783.

The College of Engineering and University of Illinois Alumni Association also administer alumni awards.

Distinguished Alumni Award

The ECE Distinguished Alumni Award honors ECE Illinois graduates who have made professional and technical contributions that bring distinction to themselves, the department, and the University. The award is presented each year at the Fall Alumni Awards Banquet.

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Young Alumni Achievement Award

Established in 1999, the ECE Young Alumni Achievement Award recognizes young alumni (younger than 40 years old as of April 1 in the year of the award) who have made outstanding professional contributions to their fields since graduating from ECE ILLINOIS. One or two Young Alumni Achievement Awards are presented each year at the Fall Alumni Awards Banquet.

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Marcia Peterman ECE Award

Marcia Peterman began her career at Illinois in 1930 as ECE's (then known as the Electrical Engineering Department) first clerk-stenographer. She later served as supervisor of clerical staff and as secretary and adviser to four department heads. Marcia provided help and guidance to generations of students and alumni. She retired from ECE in 1983.

To recognize Marcia's devotion to the department's students and alumni, the ECE Alumni Association annually presents the Marcia Peterman ECE Award to a deserving alumnus in recognition of outstanding service to the department and its students, faculty, and alumni.

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Contact Us

Audrey LeGrande

Assistant Director of Alumni and Student Relations
1072 ECE Building
(217) 300-1783