The ACES Alumni Association inspires meaningful engagement and advocacy to advance our college. Our strategy rests on three central pillars of engagement.

We provide opportunities for our alumni to develop strong relationships at the college, local, and international scales. 

Awards & Recognition
We recognize and promote excellence to inspire alumni and students. We honor recipients of our ACES Alumni Award of Merit, ACES Family Spirit, and ACES Outstanding Young Alumni Award annually. Our board continually investigates new awards to enhance the current program.

Student Engagement
We facilitate alumni engagement throughout our students' academic experience. We host ACES Family Academies every summer, allowing alumni and children to explore campus while learning about all things agriculture. We also work with the Student Advancement Committee to increase awareness.

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College of ACES Alumni Association

The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association is a constituent association of the University of Illinois Alumni Association. In 2021, the ACES Alumni Association will celebrate its 65th anniversary with the Agriculture and Home Economics Alumni Association merging in 1995 to become the College of ACES Alumni Association.

Agricultural Alumni Association

This brief history (pdf) commemorates three decades of alumni service to the University of Illinois College of Agriculture (1956-86) by members of the Alumni Association.

Home Economics Alumni Association

This brief history (pdf) commemorates the School of Human Resources and Family Studies/Home Economics Alumni Association.

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