Gies alumni banquet

Your education was just the start

At Gies College of Business, we are committed to living up to the high standards set by our alumni. Our 75,000+ alumni lead some of the world’s most successful businesses and produce results that make the world a better place. We’re following your lead by pushing the boundaries of business education. Your continued support and engagement are critical for the success of our mission. Email our Office of Advancement or connect with our Advancement Team to speak with a class, make a gift, or find another way to share your time and experience with the next generation of business leaders.


Connect with Us

Your student experience was just the beginning. You build on that experience when you stay connected.

Get Involved

No one knows the value of a Gies Business education like our alumni. You play a valuable role in our continued success. We encourage you to get involved in whichever ways you can.

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Gies College of Business Awards

Gies College of Business has tens of thousands of exceptional alumni and friends who work every day to make the world a better place. The following awards are presented at the Spring Luncheon each year for outstanding career achievements and service to Gies Business.

2024 Distinguished Alumnus Award: Quintin Anderson, ‘94

2024 Gies College of Business Appreciation Award: Julie Scott, ‘85

GBAA Excellence-in-Teaching Award Recipients

Richard Excell - Excellence-in-Undergraduate Teaching Award
Brian Hamm
- Excellence-in-Graduate Teaching Award
Sydney Kim - Excellence-in-Teaching Assistance Award

Gies Business Alumni Association

The Gies Business Alumni Association (GBAA) works to enhance and advance the relationship between Gies College of Business and all of its alumni. GBAA also recognizes alumni achievements and supports various awards and scholarships.

Gies Business alumni automatically become members of the GBAA when they join the University of Illinois Alumni Association. Involvement in the GBAA board is by invitation.

View the current roster of GBAA board members