Alumni Association


Michael Damian Thomas attended Parkland College from 1995-1998, and in his words, "It changed my life."  A big part of Michael's alumni story includes composition instructor, Sally Foster Wallace. Professor Wallace encouraged Michael as a writer, and today he is editor-in-chief and publisher, with his wife Lynne M. Thomas, of Uncanny Magazine. 

Michael has received five prestigious Hugo Awards for his editorial work, and has worked with authors such as Neil Gaiman, N.K. Jemisin, and Carmen Maria Machado. 

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Did you attend a class at Parkland College? Finish a semester? Earn a degree? Then you are an alumnus of Parkland College and we want to hear from you! 

Activate your membership, share your story with us and be part of thousands of former students from various walks of life and professions. Our members reside in Champaign-Urbana, throughout the Parkland College district, and worldwide.  

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YOU are Parkland's Story. Time to Tell It.

You make Parkland College the life-changing place of learning it is, and we want to hear your story! 

We are inviting all alumni to share your Parkland story with us. Whether in print or via a video, tell us where your Parkland learning has taken you, and we'll share it to help inspire others. 

Share your #ParklandProud story today!


Parkland College Visits Alumni in the DC Area



Parkland Alumni in DC at the Rayburn House Office Building, February 13, 2018


The Parkland College Foundation, along with the Parkland College Trustees and Administrators hosted an event for local DC alumni while visiting the area for a conference. Great success stories and great discussion were held with both alumni and legislators on the importance of Parkland for District 505.


Be a Part of the Parkland College Alumni Association

Alumni Association members exchange ideas, meet and befriend each other, and create bridges between businesses and education. They also receive the latest news on campus and alumni activities, programs, services, and events. Alumni in our association give back to the community and the college through service and financial support. Lastly, they help Parkland College advance its goals, objectives, and overarching mission: to engage the community in learning.

Whether you finished your degree, started your educational journey, or earned your job skills through Parkland College, we invite you to join the Parkland College Alumni Association today.

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