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30 in 30 Alumnus Spotlight: Nakisha Hobbs

Nakisha Hobbs earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and African American Studies at UIC (2001) and currently serves as Principal of the Village Leadership Academy (VLA) in Chicago. In fact, Nakisha is the…

30 in 30 Alumnus Spotlight: Ira Wrestler

Ira Wrestler earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology at UIC (2007) and is currently Coordinator of Facilities and Student Development at the UIC Recreation Center on the West Campus. He talked with graduating…

30 in 30 Alumnus Spotlight: Dr. Bill McCready

Dr. Bill McCready earned his PhD in sociology at UIC (1972) and currently holds several research positions, including Professor Emeritus in Sociology at Northern Illinois University and Visiting Scholar at Institute for Social…

A Week of Gratitude, day 5

On our final day of A Week of Gratitude, recent graduates share more heartfelt thoughts about one another, their professors, family, and friends. Kristy D. writes, “I would like to say a special…

A Week of Gratitude, day 4

The thank-you notes continue on our fourth day of A Week of Gratitude! Carolina Perez writes, “… Thanks to my parents for saying YES to giving me life and for crossing the border…

30 in 30 Alumnus Spotlight: Zach Abel

Zach Abel is our fourth featured alumnus in our 30 in 30 series! Zach earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology at UIC and currently works in the automotive industry. He talked with graduating…

A Week of Gratitude, day 3

Sarahi Perez writes, “Thank you to Professor Lorena [Garcia] and Alison [Moss] for all the support and inspiration. It meant the world to see beautiful, powerful women dominating the sociology field! …” Check…

A Week of Gratitude, day 2

On day 2 of A Week of Gratitude, students express deep gratitude for family members and specific UIC Sociology instructors. One recent graduate writes, “I would like to thank the professors I have…

A Week of Gratitude, day 1

Eric Vamana writes, “I want to thank Professor Garcia and Professor James for allocating all the resources we needed to succeed in this class. With the help of Buddy [Scarborough] and Alison [Moss],…

Week of Gratitude (starts Monday)

Our graduating seniors wrote thank-you notes, reflecting on their time at UIC and the friends, family, and instructors who helped them along the way. Starting on Monday, we’ll share these notes during A…