Alumni Plaza Project

This campaign ends on June 2 at 12:59AM EDT

Buy a Brick. Build Your Legacy!

The WIU Alumni Plaza Project is a unique opportunity for you to become a permanent fixture of campus and preserve your legacy as a part of our great University.

You, your family, business or student organization can purchase a personalized brick which will be installed in the new Alumni Plaza, just a few steps away from the University Union, Hanson Field, and future home of the Mascot Memorial Plaza which will pay tribute to WIU's past and present live mascots, Col. Rock.

This will ensure that thousands of students, alumni and campus visitors will recognize your role as the foundation of Western Illinois University.

* Upon checkout, you will receive an email with your personal link to specify your engraving instructions.

A unique gift for your favorite Leatherneck - or yourself!

  • Commemorate a 2019 graduate (or past graduate!)
  • Memorialize a treasured individual, campus organization, fraternity or sorority
  • Declare your devotion to your favorite Leatherneck team
  • Ensure your business is displayed among other corporate supporters

Be a part of tomorrow - today!

  • Large Bricks are 7" X 14" and can include 4 lines of up to 25 characters per line ($225)
  • Small Bricks are 4" x 8" and can include 3 lines of up to 16 characters per line ($100)

For more information about the WIU Alumni Plaza Project, contact Ashley Katz at (309) 298-1986.



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Chris Lempke
Erin E McCormic
Bryan Baca BA “10” MA “13”
Suresh Polisetti
Meghan Stritar
Lori Boyer
Krasich Family
Patrick, Sarah and Samuel Raftis
Jeff and Melissa Engaldo
Michelle Taylor
Tracy L Taylor
Katie Wienke
Gary Hartwig
Jason A Hawkins
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Barbara Leonard
Carol Brizendine
Morgan Cremer
Melissa, L, Danko
Melissa, L, Danko
Heather Linane
Mandee L Rust
Michelle Habiak
John Kreps Phi Sigma Kappa ‘06 Mandy (Nelson) Kreps Alpaha Sigma Tau ‘03
Rhonda K Adams
Katie Hensel
Meghan Garman
Kailin James
Scott A Brawner
Marie E Quaresima
Derek Orendorff
John "Satch" & Kathie (Coomans) Sanders
Phillip C. Giles
Michael & Stephanie Schwartz
David Swanson
Amber Olson
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Your purchase of $100 entitles you to a 4" x 8" brick, engraved per your instructions, and installed in the new WIU Alumni Plaza.


Your purchase of $225 entitles you to a 7" x 14" brick, engraved per your instructions, and installed in the new WIU Alumni Plaza.