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Dec. 14: ACI Publishes 2015-2016 Annual Report
Dec. 14: ACI Welcomes Two New Board of Trustees Members
Nov. 2: ACI Welcomes Six New Board of Trustees Members
Oct. 7: Consider Creating an ACI Named Scholarship
Sept. 9: ACI 2016 Fall Conferences Set
Sept. 9: Olivet Nazarene Named Proud Partner of the Chicago Bears
Aug. 31: Monmouth College Makes Major Jump in ‘Washington Monthly College Guide’
Aug. 29: North Central College is National Partner in the Billion Dollar Green Challenge
Aug. 24: ACI Welcomes Three New Board of Trustees Members
Aug. 24: ACI to Distribute UPS Scholarship Funds to Illinois Students
Aug. 10: Remembering Deborah M. Sawyer
Aug. 9: Millikin University Department of Theatre and Dance becomes School of Theatre and Dance
Aug. 8: ACI and North Central College announce transition of Center for Success in High-Need Schools
Aug. 5: Lewis University College Success Program Receives $45,000 AT&T Contribution
Aug. 5: From ACI-member North Central College: Democracy through the eyes of students
July 6: Peer Mentoring Program expands to seven campuses for 2016-17
July 1: ACI welcomes four new college and university presidents
May 27: North Central College agrees to acquire Shimer College
May 9: Laura Ortega-Lamela Appointed to ACI Board of Trustees
May 6: ACI Scholar Katherine King, Concordia University Chicago
April 27: ACI Scholar Paris Edwards, Augustana College
April 14: Welcome new board members!
April 6: ACI Welcomes Sikich LLP as a New Corporate Partner
April 6: Northwest Comprehensive Continues its ACI Corporate Partnership
March 16: ACI April 29 Reception to Recognize Scholarship Recipients, Peer Mentoring, Retiring Presidents
Feb. 25: ACI offers Conservation Careers internships for this summer
Feb. 23: Rockford University appoints Dr. Eric Fulcomer as president
Feb. 18: Elmhurst College names Dr. Troy VanAken president
Feb. 12: Greenville College tops list of state’s best online colleges and universities; 6 other ACI schools also ranked
Feb.9: Dr. David Livingston named 10th president of Lewis University
Feb. 4: Three ACI member schools cited for lowering tuition costs
Jan.7: ACI’s 2016 spring conferences set


Dec. 8: It’s Ready — ACI’s 2016-2017 Annual Report
Dec. 8: Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities Produce Quality Employees
Dec. 8: ACI Welcomes Two New Corporate Board Members
Nov. 9: Liberal arts grads ‘master learners,’ workplace leaders and ready for change
Nov. 9: ACI Fall Conference draws more than 140 people
Nov. 1: Morningstar CEO Headlines ACI Wealth Advisors Breakfast Dec. 6 in Chicago
Nov. 1: Council of Independent Colleges awards $32,000 conditional grant to ACI Peer Mentoring Program
Sept. 29: Join Us Nov. 3 for ACI’s Professional Development Conference
Sept. 29: ACI Hosting Breakfast on Workforce Development and the Liberal Arts Nov. 2
Sept. 11: Quincy University Trustees Appoint Phil Conover University’s 23rd President
Sept. 7: ACI Welcomes Three New Corporate Board Members
August 31: ACI Distributes $66,000 in Scholarship Funds to Members
June 30: ACI Expands Peer Mentoring Program to Nine Colleges
June 30: ACI Awarded Career Fair Matching Grant by Council of Independent Colleges
May 31: ACI welcomes Wheaton College, elects new leaders, OKs new mission statement
May 2: ACI 65th Anniversary Reception Focuses on Scholars, Independent Higher Education
May 2: ACI Benefit Reception Testimonials Emphasize Opportunity for Underserved Students
March 28: ACI, Call One Announce New Scholarship for Science, Technology or Business Majors
March 17: ACI Spring Professional Development Conferences Set
Feb. 17: A Liberal Arts Education Prepares Students Well, Benefits Society, Says College President
Feb. 7: ACI Welcomes Bradley Mease of Baker Tilly as Corporate Trustee
Feb. 1: ACI to Host 65th Anniversary Benefit Reception April 21 in Chicago
Jan. 20: Illinois College Presidents Connect Liberal Arts Education and Student Success
Jan. 16: ACI Welcomes Leslie Sawyer as Corporate Trustee


Dec. 12, 2018: Wealth Advisors Can Bring ‘Joy’ to Clients through Scholarship Gifts, Says President
Dec. 10, 2018: Quincy University Board Appoints Dr. Brian McGee as President
Dec. 7, 2018: Illinois Wesleyan University, St. Augustine College Join ACI
Dec. 7, 2018: Now Available: 2017-2018 ACI Annual Report
Dec. 7, 2018: Paul Szeliski Join ACI Board of Trustees
Nov. 19, 2018: Blackburn College Appoints Dr. Julie Murray-Jensen its 17th President
Nov. 19, 2018: ACI to Host Wealth Advisors at Dec. 6, Breakfast Meeting in Chicago
Oct. 4, 2018: Work and Life Skills Boot Camps Will Support Students at ACI Colleges and Universities
Oct. 4, 2018: Join us for ACI’s HR, and Diversity and Inclusion Leaders Breakfast Nov. 7
Aug. 27, 2018: ACI to Distribute $75,000 in Scholarship Funds to Members
Aug. 8, 2017: Make Plans to Attend ACI’s Fall Conference, Nov. 2, in Chicago
Aug. 8, 2017: ACI Welcomes Two Corporate Board of Trustees Members
Aug. 1, 2018: ACI Welcomes New Presidents to Blackburn College, North Park University and Principia College
Aug. 1, 2018: Eureka College and North Central College Join ACI Peer Mentoring Program
June 6: 25 Members and Growing: Saint Xavier University Rejoins ACI
June 6: ACI Board Elects New Leaders, Approves Budget, Business Plan
June 6: Peer Mentoring Program Applications Available Through June 22
May 10: ACI Annual Benefit Reception Raises More than $90,000 for Peer Mentoring Program
April 9: Attend an ACI Professional Development Conference in June
April 9: ACI Cosponsoring May 8 Events with TIGER 21 Founder and Chairman Michael Sonnenfeldt
April 5: Purchase Tickets for ACI’s 2018 Benefit Reception: Friday, April 20
April 5: ACI’s First Career and Internship Fair: A Total Career Development Experience Meeting Employers, Building Skills
Feb. 23: Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities Offer Broad Training, Challenge and Encouragement
Feb. 1: ACI Career and Internship Fair March 23 at North Central College
Feb. 1: Knox College, Millikin University Presidents to Discuss Education, Workforce Development Feb. 21


Dec. 2: ACI Welcomes Year-end Gifts to Support Students at Member Colleges and Universities
Dec. 2: ACI Distributes CIC/UPS Scholarships to Members
Nov. 12: ACI Hosts Business and College Leaders for Discussions on Workplace Preparation
Nov. 12: ACI’s Fall Conference Draws More Than 150 People for Learning, Networking
Oct. 30: ACI’s First Work and Life Skills Boot Camp is Saturday, Nov. 9, at Concordia University Chicago
Oct. 30: ACI Partners with 150 Media Stream for Digital Media Stream Contest
Oct. 24: ACI HR, Diversity and Inclusion Leaders’ Breakfast Nov. 7 Focuses on Student Career Preparation, Employer Needs
Oct. 11: ACI’s Career Development Conference and Employer Expo Builds Career Readiness, Offers Access to Prospective Employers
Oct. 2: ACI Fall Conference Set for Nov. 1 in Lisle, Illinois
Aug. 28: ACI Welcomes Two New Corporate Members to Board of Trustees
Aug. 27: ACI’s Career Development Conference and Employer Expo Builds Career Readiness for Freshmen Through Seniors
Aug. 15: ACI Colleges and Universities Contribute More than $3.5 Billion to Illinois Economy, Updated Figures Show
Aug. 2: Elmhurst College to Become Elmhurst University in 2020
July 1: ACI Board of Trustees Welcomes New Corporate Member
June 18: PRSA Chicago Chapter Recognizes ACI for Communication Work
June 10: ACI Employment Data Shows at Least 23,000 Illinois College Alumni Working for Top Companies
May 29: Plan Now to Participate in ACI’s Career Development Conference, Oct. 4
May 29: ACI Welcomes Two New Board of Trustees Members
May 29: ACI Board Elects Executive Committee Leaders, Approves Budget, Business Plan
April 24: ACI’s Benefit Reception Raises Record Funds to Support Underserved Students
April 3: Principia College ACI Scholarship Recipient Wins NCAA Track Title
April 3: April 18 Webinar — Supporting ACI Students with Micro-Internships
April 3: New ACI Brochure, Plus Talent and Career Development Information Available
March 14: ACI Board of Trustees Welcomes New Members Holly Bartecki, Demetrio Garcia and Angie Winschel
Feb. 7: Elizabeth Cook, Nicholas Simpson Join ACI Board of Trustees
Feb. 1: ACI Prepares for 2019 Benefit Reception on April 12
Feb. 1: ACI Welcomes New Corporate Board Members
Jan. 18: Micro-Internship Webinars Support ACI-Parker Dewey Partnership to Expand Internship Opportunities
Jan. 8: ACI Colleges and Universities Provide Significant Economic Impact, Data Show


Dec. 16: New ACI Corporate Partners: Ardeo Education Solutions and Degree Insurance
Oct. 28: Dominican University President Donna Carroll Announces Retirement After Nearly 30 Years
Oct. 22: ACI Awarded Matching Grant for ‘Career Leaders Program’ Launching in 2021
Oct. 22: ACI Welcomes Rob Johnson to Board of Trustees
Sept. 23: Publicity Club of Chicago Presents Silver Award to ACI’s Annual Report
Sept. 23: ACI Initiates Partnership with SAGE Scholars to Help Families With Tuition Costs
Aug. 26: ACI Executive Committee Elects Two Corporate Board Members
Aug. 26: ACI’s Sept. 25 Boot Camp Explores Life in the Time of Pandemic
Aug. 24: ACI Distributes CIC/UPS Scholarship Funds to Members
Aug. 24: Foundation Grants Awarded to ACI
Aug. 24: Mark Biermann Begins Role as President at Blackburn College
July 20:  PRSA Chicago Recognizes Two ACI Projects in Annual Awards Program
June 30: Knox College Students Win 150 Media Stream/ACI Contest for Digital Art
June 30: Expense Reduction Analysts Becomes ACI Corporate Partner
June 30: ACI Initiates Career Mentoring Program for College Seniors
June 1: ACI Board Elects New Leaders, Prepares for Uncertain Future Amid Pandemic
June 1, 2020: Eureka College Student Joins ACI Board of Trustees
May 1, 2020: ACI Launches Virtual Benefit Reception May 1
May 1, 2020: ACI Events Schedule Revised Because of COVID-19 Emergency
April 14: ACI Members Step Up to Help Students Enrolled at MacMurray College
April 3: ACI to Host Online ‘Virtual Benefit Reception’ Launching May 1
March 10: ACI Awarded Grant to Establish Leadership Council to Help Raise Funds
Feb. 28: Tickets, sponsorships available now for ACI’s April 17 Benefit Reception
Feb. 28: Students learn to ‘package’ themselves for the job market, prepare for life after college at ACI’s Winter Work and Life Skills Boot Camp
Feb. 20: Mark A. Vargas Joins ACI Board of Trustees
Jan. 17: Three New Corporate Members Join ACI Board of Trustees
Jan. 9: Bon Appétit Management Company Becomes ACI Corporate Partner
Jan. 8: ACI’s Winter Work and Life Skills Boot Camp is Feb. 8 at Illinois Wesleyan University
Jan. 8: Aurora University Rejoins, Becomes 27th ACI Member
Jan. 2: Now Available — ACI’s 2018-2019 Annual Report
Jan. 2: ACI’s Wealth Advisors Breakfast Jan. 16 Features Discussion of Building Client Relationships


Nov. 8: ACI Awarded $20,000 Challenge Grant for to Promote Micro-Internships
Oct. 28: Illinois College Joins ACI Peer Mentoring Program
Oct. 28: ACI Welcomes Four Board of Trustees Members
Oct. 28: S. Georgia Nugent Elected ACI President, At-Large Executive Committee Members Reelected
Sept. 30: ACI Launches New Logo, Instagram Page
Sept. 30: Graystone Consulting Joins ACI as Corporate Partner
Sept. 30: ACI Distributes CIC/UPS Scholarships to Member Colleges and Universities
Sept. 1: Mark Your Calendar: ACI’s Wealth Advisors Breakfast is Oct. 14
Sept. 1: Work and Life Skills Boot Camp Set for Sept. 24
June 29: ACI Among Three Organizations Awarded Grant Aimed at Improving Four-Year Degree Completion Rates for Community College Transfer Students
June 29: Publicity Club of Chicago Presents Two Awards to ACI
June 29: Dominican University Appoints Glena G. Temple as President
June 29: Executive Committee Approves Business Plan, Budget
June 3: Grants Awarded to ACI Total More than $390,000 for Current Fiscal Year
June 3: Gregg Chenoweth Begins Work as President of Olivet Nazarene University
April 27: ACI Board of Trustees Elects Two New Corporate Board Members
April 27: ACI Board Recognizes Departing Presidents, Reappoints Members, Reviews Current Fiscal Year
April 27: ACI Virtual Benefit Reception Features Students, Business and Government Leaders
March 26: ACI Virtual Event Focuses Attention on Illinois Liberal Arts and Sciences Education, Data that Demonstrates Alumni Employability
Feb. 25: ACI’s Virtual Benefit Reception is Coming April 16!
Feb. 25: ACI’s March 26 Work and Life Skills Boot Camp Doubleheader: Technology and Career Success + Growing Your Own Business
Feb. 9: ACI to Host March 9 Virtual Event on Roles of Educators, Top Business Leaders to Offer Solutions to Illinois’ Economic Challenges
Jan. 29: Siemens Joins ACI’s Corporate Partners
Jan. 11: ACI Career Mentoring Program Recruits for Spring 2021 Semester
Jan. 11: ACI’s Virtual Work and Life Skills Boot Camp, Friday, Jan. 29


Dec. 7: ACI’s Fall Professional Development Conference Draws 102 Attendees
Nov. 30: Year-End Giving to ACI Can Help Underrepresented Students Earn College Degrees
Nov. 30: Principia College Ranked ‘Best Value’ National Liberal Arts College
Nov. 2: Publicity Club of Chicago Presents Two Awards to ACI
Nov. 2: ACI Welcomes The Virtual Care Group as a Corporate Partner
Oct. 2: ACI Distributing $83,200 in CIC/UPS Scholarships to Member Colleges and Universities
Oct. 2: ACI’s 2022 Fall Professional Development Conference is Nov. 11, in Chicago
Oct. 2: Work and Life Skills Boot Camp Features Technology, Finance Theme
Sept. 1, 2022: ACI Partners with HACE Virtual Career Fair Sept. 29
Sept. 1, 2022: ACI/FORVIS Micro-Internship Project by Parker Dewey to Launch Sept. 16
Sept. 1, 2022: Chicago’s 1871 Invites Students to Tech Challenge 2022, Intern and Job Fair
Aug. 5, 2022: Knox College Team to Create, Display Unique Digital Art Project at Chicago’s 150 Media Stream
Aug. 5, 2022: McGraw Foundation Provides $100,000 Grant to ACI
June 29, 2022: Seven Member Presidents Attend Midwest Roundtable on Talent June 26-28
June 29, 2022: Kassandra Olea Joins ACI Board of Trustees
June 29, 2022: ACI Board of Trustees Appoints April Arnold as ACI Executive Director
June 1: 130 Register for ACI Work and Life Skills Boot Camp, Next Session is Fall 2022
June 1: ACI Awarded $5,500 Grant to Build Capacity for Significant Individual Gifts
April 29: ACI Raises Nearly $85,000 at its 70th Anniversary Celebration
April 29: ACI Board of Trustees Honor ACI Executive Director Mick Weltman
April 29: ACI Board of Trustees Approve Budget, Business Plan, Reappointments
April 4: ACI Awarded $52,000 Grant to Support Students from Middle-Income Families
April 4: Virtual ACI Spring Conference Set for June 1-2
March 2: ACI Welcomes Two New Board Members
March 2: ‘Adulting 101’ is Theme for Spring 2022 Work and Life Skills Boot Camp
March 2: ACI’s 70th Anniversary Celebration is Next Month!
Feb. 1: ACI Updates Corporate Partner Opportunities
Jan. 6: Announcing ACI’s 70th Anniversary Celebration
Jan. 6: ACI Announces 150 Media Stream-Associated Colleges of Illinois Digital Arts Contest


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