The August 2014 Edition of the IIT Alumni Association E-Newsletter


IIT Global Alumni Gathering

Global Alumni gathering: featuring chris kennedy

This first-ever event—featuring speaker Chris Kennedy—will bring together alumni from around the world on September 19-20, 2014, to celebrate IIT's distinctive imprint on innovation. Read »

Upcoming events


Chicago Alumni Chapter Event: Bocce Ball


Fall Career Fair


Global Alumni Gathering


Homecoming and Reunions

Complete List of Upcoming Events | Event Photos

ron hochsprung: making computers personal

In his 33 years at Apple, Inc., Ron Hochsprung had a hand in many of the company's most innovative products and often worked directly with Steve Jobs. Read »

Help us Fuel Innovation »
know a winner?
IIT 2013 Alumni Medal winner Bob Cornog

Alumni Awards have been presented to the university's most accomplished, innovative, and influential alumni since 1946. Submit your nominations by October 31, 2014! Read »

iit's New Athletic Director
IIT Athletic Director Joe Hakes

Joe Hakes began his new role as Illinois Tech's athletic director on August 1. Read »

alumni discount for review courses
IIT Alumni Association logo

Alumni receive a discount for Professional Engineering (PE) and Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) review courses at IIT School of Applied Technology. Courses are available live in Chicago or Wheaton and online. Read »

BarnRaise: Let's design tomorrow
IIT Institute of Design Barn Raise

IIT Institute of Design is bringing together designers, entrepreneurs, and social visionaries to amass the creative energy of an entire city to build something new on October 13–15, 2014. Read »

IIT magazine: summer 2014
IIT Magazine Summer 2014

This issue is all about Illinois Tech's up-and-comers—recent graduates who are already making names for themselves. Check it out today! Read »

IIT admission ambassadors
IIT students on campus

Share your school pride! Join the IIT Admission Ambassador Program today to help prospective students and their families learn more about IIT. Read »

Small Gifts can make a big difference
IIT Alumnus Jay Fisher (CHE '63)

Alumnus Jay Fisher (CHE '63) recently made a $50,000 challenge gift designed to inspire a culture of engagement and philanthropy at IIT. Through the 2 for 200 Challenge, Fisher hopes to encourage young alumni to become Loyal Hawks. Read »


S. R. Crown Hall was named as one of Chicago's top architectural structures. Read »

Alva Earley (LAW '79) will receive his high school diploma 55 years and two degrees of higher education after it was wrongfully denied to him. Read »

Kirankumar V. Topudurti (Ph.D. EE '88) was recently named a distinguished member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the society's highest accolade. Read » 

Professor Alphonso Peluso and his students' carbon fiber FIBERwave Pavilion won the Morpholio Future Voices competition. Read »

Dennis Roberson was featured in Crain's Chicago Business for his plan to turn smartphone theft into a dumb crime. Read »

Seebany Datta-Barua was awarded the National Science Foundation's CAREER Award. Read »

Geoffrey Mitchell (AMAT '13) was selected as a Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellow. Read »

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