Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's always great to run into our alums

UIS has accomplished alums across the state of Illinois and around the world. Wen Huang and Derek Felix are among them and what a pleasure it was to talk with them in Chicago a few days ago! Wen came to UIS (then Sangamon State) from China to earn his M.A. in Public Affairs Reporting in 1991. He is a Chicago-based writer and journalist who works for the Aon Corporation and is a regular contributor to the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Asian Wall Street Journal and other well-known publications. Wen's memoir, The Little Red Guard, will be published by Penguin books this spring and will be featured on the Oprah Winfrey network. Derek just graduated in 2010 with a degree in Business Administration and now has an exciting position with Groupon, a high tech company that now has about 3,000 employees in Chicago. Both Wen and Derek give credit to their UIS experience for preparing them well for success. It's great to know we have such great alums!