Alumni News & Events

The Office of Alumni Relations plans events throughout the year of special interest to alumni, students, and the Oakton community. Feel free to email 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. 


Past Events

Trivia Night – July 27, 2016
Hosted at the Countryside Saloon in Des Plaines, Trivia Night welcomed more than 60 alumni and friends for a night of friendly competition. See photos.

Nursing Alumni Seminar and Career Day – May 1, 2016
Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations in collaboration with the Nursing Department and the Alliance for Lifelong Learning, this first-time event welcoming more than 80 alumni, students, and community members for a day of learning and networking. See photos.

Trivia Night – August 27, 2015
Hosted at the PlayBook Sports Bar in Niles, Trivia Night was a success once again amongst alumni, students, employees, and friends of the College. See photos.

Aloha Putt Putt – May 16, 2015
More than 100 alumni, students, employees, and friends of the College visited the Des Plaines campus for an afternoon of mini-golf, a luau-themed buffet, and live Hawaiian music. See photos.

Scholar Chips - August 22, 2014
On August 22, 2014, the Educational Foundation hosted its 2nd annual Scholar Chips fundraiser at Rivers Casino in Des Plaines. More than 200 guests helped raise over $15,000 for student scholarships. See photos.

Trivia Night - July 24, 2014
Alumni joined current students and Oakton staff for a night of fun and friendly competition at The Curragh Irish Pub in Skokie. See photos.

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.