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Alumni News & Events

The Office of Alumni Relations plans events throughout the year of special interest to Alumni . . . and often at a discounted price! The Alumni Council is currently planning events for summer and fall 2014. Check back soon for details.

Feel free to e-mail your suggestions to with any events or activities that might be of interest to you.


Elmhurst College Scholarship for Oakton Alumni

Elmhurst College’s School for Professional Studies/Oakton Community College Alumni Award was established in 2014 by Tim Panfil ‘88, Oakton Alumni Council member and director of enrollment management for the School for Professional Studies at Elmhurst College.

This award supports the education of an outstanding adult learner who graduates from Oakton and transfers into an accelerated degree completion program offered through the Elmhurst’s School for Professional Studies. It offers an annual award of $3,500 per term, and the deadline for fall semester enrollment is July 15. Learn more.


Oakton Alumni Trivia Night

Put on your thinking caps and join us on Thursday, July 24, at 6 p.m. for a night of fun and friendly competition at The Curragh Irish Pub in Skokie.

Space is limited. $40 tickets must be purchased in advance and include: two-hour open bar (photo ID required), appetizers, door prizes, and a $10 donation to student scholarships. Purchase tickets by phone at 847.635.1893.

Alumni attending Trivia Night will get a chance to win complimentary tickets to Scholar Chips!


Scholar Chips

Join the Oakton community for a private event supporting student scholarships on Friday, August 22 at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dinner buffet, open bar, entertainment from Rat Pack impersonator Rex Tuley, and more.

Limited tickets are $65. Purchase tickets online or by phone at 847.635.1893. Must be 21 years or older to participate in this event. For more information, e-mail


Past Events

Business Briefings – February 7, 2014
Congressman Brad Schneider joined Oakton alumni, students, staff, and friends for breakfast and an invigorating discussion about what the future holds for our local and national economies. See photos.

Groundhog Day – February 3, 2014
Four amazing Oakton alumni welcomed current students to their place of work for a day of job shadowing and career preparation. See photos.

Bar Revue – January 25, 2014
Oakton alumni enjoyed a night of fine and performing arts at the Chicago Bar Association’s Annual Holiday Revue and the pre-show private champagne reception in the Koehnline Museum of Arts. The evening raised more than $8,500 for student scholarships. See photos.

End O’ Summer Bash – September  21, 2013
The Office of Alumni Relations welcomed alumni back to our Des Plaines campus to kick-off the new Alumni Relations program and relish in an afternoon of live music, backyard games, and Oakton trivia. See photos.

Alumni Profile

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Who knew the sound of saws could spark such excitement? Andrea Skrzypek recalls the day she found “her people.”


Office of Alumni Relations
Elena Couto, Manager
Alumni Relations & Development