Chapter notes

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Alumni gathered in 20 cities around the world to show their Scarlet Hawk pride as part of the first-ever IIT Global Spirit Day. United States gatherings were held in the Bay Area; Dallas, Washington, D.C.; Detroit; New York City; Philadelphia; and Southern California.
Alumni in India gathered for a breakfast event in Bangalore.
Prize Wheel
The Chicago Mies Campus Spirit Day event took place at the reception following the inauguration of Alan W. Cramb as the ninth president of Illinois Tech. Students, alumni, faculty, staff, and trustees enjoyed many activities, including a prize wheel. The line to spin the wheel and win a prize stretched from the north to south end of Hermann Hall.
Alumni in Seattle celebrated with a birthday cake for their alma mater and a festive photo booth.
Robert Hoel (BE ’70) and his wife, Nancy, were proud to show their support of President Alan W. Cramb at the on-campus Spirit Day event.
Thai alumni celebrated by hosting a charity luncheon for 400 children with disabilities at Baan Nontapum, a government institutional care center in Nontaburi, Thailand.
Chicagoland Volunteers at Spirit Day
Chicagoland Alumni Chapter volunteers Ann Trandai (EE ’89, M.S. ’93), Bill Lam (ME ’82, M.B.A. ’88), and Joe Koblich (BA ’88) show off the hats they won spinning the prize wheel at the on-campus Spirit Day event.

IIT Chicagoland Alumni Chapter

Chapter Officers
Chair: Steve Nargang (ME ’96)—
Vice Chair: Robert Meder (M.Arch. ’10)
Chapter Secretary: Natalie Hammer (EE ’09, M.A.S. PWR ’14)

City of Chicago Branch
Branch Director: Charles Horn (MGT ’82)—
Assistant Director: Wendy Wu (M.B.A. ’09)

North Suburban Branch
Branch Director: Ann Trandai (EE ’89, M.S. ’93)—
Assistant Director: Brett Champlin (M.B.A. ’90)

Northwest Suburban Branch
Branch Director: Bruce Meier (MATH ’76)—
Assistant Director: Dave Kamath (M.S. IE ’73)
Assistant Director: Luke Dykstra (CPE ’00, M.S. CS ’01)

West Suburban Branch
Branch Director: Bill Lam (ME ’82, M.B.A. ’88)—
Assistant Director: Joe Koblich (BA ’88)

South Suburban Branch
Branch Director: Jerry Wilks (MET ’72, M.A.S. MET ’82, M.A.S. CHE ’05)—
Assistant Director: Marlene Lojas (CHE ’91)

U.S. Chapters

Volunteers who enjoy connecting IIT graduates to their alma mater manage each IIT chapter. Domestic chapters and their leaders are:

Bay Area: Heidi Rank (ARCH ’81)

Southern California: Benny Jones (MATH ’94)

New York City: Hector Guillen (M.Arch. ’91)

Phoenix: Peter Koliopoulos (ARCH ’86)

San Diego: Crystal Sargent (M.S. MCOM ’02)

Seattle: Mike Wayte (ME ’61)

Washington, D.C.: Randy Sullivan (ES ’74)

Alumni networks and activities are underway in Austin, Texas, headed by Arun Prakash (AE ’99, and in Minneapolis by Harley Feldman (CHEM ’69,

The IIT alumni community is expanding to include chapters in Houston and Dallas, and is coordinating annual activities in Atlanta, Boston, and Denver. If you live in any of these areas and want to get involved, contact the chapter chair or email the Office of Alumni Relations at

Global Chapters

China: General Secretary Jennifer Meng Xia (M.P.A. ’07)

Hong Kong: Victor Lo (DSGN ’73)

India: Thiruvengadam Ashok (M.S. CS ’01)

Japan: Tetsuyuki Hirano (ARCH ’79)

Korea: Jongsub Moon (Ph.D. CS ’91)

Taiwan: Steve Chun Pan (M.S. IE ’77, Ph.D. MSC ’88)

Thailand: Paiboon Pongchairerks (M.S. IE ’75)