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About the Alumni Association

Alumni House

The WIU Alumni Association earned a Grand Gold Award for Overall Alumni Programming and a Gold Award for a Specific Alumni Program from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Whether it is organizing a reunion, planning Homecoming activities, informing alumni of what's happening at WIU, or spreading goodwill, the WIU Alumni Association plays a crucial role in continuing the partnership between the University and its more than 125,000 alumni and friends.

Everyone who graduates from the University is an automatic member of the Alumni Association. There are no dues or fees, and each year more than 50 alumni events are hosted in a variety of locations throughout the United States.

Our Mission

The Western Illinois University Alumni Association strives to develop and sustain lifelong relationships with students, alumni and friends to advance the mission of the University.


Western Illinois Now (WIN) is a fundraising program established in 1982 to assist in supporting alumni activities, the Alumni House and scholarships. Visit the WIN web page for more on the program or visit Foundation and Development to find out about other giving opportunities.

Alumni Programs Staff

Visit us at the Alumni House, located at 1009 W. Adams, or give us a call at (309)298-1914. You can also send an individual e-mail. Just copy and paste the below addresses into your email program.

 Amy Spelman MS '98, Director of Alumni Programs

Amanda Shoemaker MS '11, Associate Director of Alumni Programs

Judy Eckerly '96, Assistant Director of Alumni Programs

Kim Stuaan, Assistant Director of Alumni Programs

Carrie Van Vleet '03, Assistant Director of Alumni Programs

Beverly Stuckwisch, Chief Clerk

Carrie Lowderman, Clerk

Requests for Campus Departments

Request for Labels/Listings and Download of Alumni

The below request form is for the use of Western Illinois University employees ONLY. All requests must be signed by the development officer in your college or your dean. If you do not report to a dean, please contact Alumni Programs to ask who should sign your request (download Request Form PDF).

Request for Batch Emails

The below request form is for the use of Western Illinois University employees ONLY (download Request Form PDF).