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The faculty and students of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning thank you for your support!

In memory of Jane Terry, long time Admissions and Records Officer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, we have established the Jane Terry Memorial Scholarship in Urban Planning for need-based undergraduate scholarships. We hope that with the generosity of alumni and friends, Jane’s legacy in our department will continue for many years.

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The Annual Fund supports a variety of activities in the department, including student organizations, student travel to conferences and events, faculty and student recruitment, alumni services and events, and many other endeavors. The Annual Fund is an essential source of operating support. It increasingly fills gaps created by declining state support for the University of Illinois.

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In memory of Professor Andy Isserman, this endowment helps provide a fellowship for a Ph.D. Regional Planning student. It assists us to attract and reward those students who show great promise in their scholarly endeavors. Recent awardees include: Stephen A. Sherman, 2014-15; and Mallory Rahe, 2012-13.

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In memory of Professor Lock Blair, this endowment supports and enriches activities related to the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of heritage values in the built and natural environments.

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In honor of Professor Clyde Forrest’s tenure as a faculty member, this fund provides support for instruction and community engagement in the area of planning law.

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In honor of Professor Len Heumann’s tenure as a faculty member, this endowment supports planning activities that address the needs of the disadvantaged, especially for applications in the areas of housing, social planning, and community development.

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In honor of Professor Lew Hopkins’ tenure as a faculty member, this endowment provides financial support to graduate students. It helps us attract those students who are most able to benefit from and contribute to the Illinois planning experience. Recent awardees include: Deniz Ay, 2014-15; Shruti Syal, 2013-14; Sang Lee and Sofia Sianis, 2012-13; Mallory Rahe, 2011-12; and Dustin Allred, 2010-11.

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In memory of Professor Lou Wetmore, this endowment provides resources to bring planning practitioners to our department where they interact with students and faculty. The Wetmore Visiting Practitioners series is a major initiative supported by these funds.

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In memory of alumnus Michael Carroll (MUP 1968), this fund provides an annual award and fellowship to a master’s planning student who demonstrates a strong commitment to community development planning from a neighborhood and government perspective.

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In memory of alumnus Laird Starrick (BUP 1967, MUP 1972), this fund provides financial support for graduate students who are preparing for careers in public service.

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