With more than 5,300 alumni around the world, ISE alums boast successful careers in consulting, law, research and development, engineering administration, and academia. Thirty percent of General Engineering Alumni are members of the Illinois Alumni Association. Members of the University Alumni Association are automatically granted membership to the ISE Alumni Association.

Multiple opportunities exist to be involved with students, faculty members, design projects, the alumni board, and other departmental activities. We want to work with you to best utilize your available talent and time. Our students rely on your consistent and enthusiastic involvement within the department, and they value the commitment you make to their future and the future of engineering education at the University of Illinois. Browse the Alumni pages to discover ways for you to get involved!

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Stay in touch, come visit, and get involved! We want to ensure you are kept up to date on all alumni and departmental successes and events. Please contact Lynnell Lacy (lynnellatillinois [dot] edu) to change your contact and mailing information. Thank you for all you have done, and all you will continue to do.

Eyes on Illini

Odell Book CoverIn Brother Mine-Lessons Learned by Mike Odell (BSGE '66) he explores the life he shared with his older brother Al, who died from cancer at 55. These memories result in a delightful book of reminiscing about growing up in simpler times and enjoying a brotherly relationship. Their personalities, their work, and their lives were different, but childhood lessons and interests beginning in childhood held them together. From the beginning they embraced technology, especially anything to do with wheels. From wagons, to bicycles, to cars - great cars - they found a common bond for life.

Mike grew up in Elgin, Illinois, graduated from the U of I with a BS and MBA. In 2002 Mike retired from Healthcare IT as a VP/CIO. Over the years he wrote for a number of professional publications. He has also written to Road Racers magazine and published articles in Victory Lane, the vintage and historic racing news magazine. Mike's wife Cindy, provided illustrations for the book, which also includes many old family photos.

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