In 1948, Illinois pioneer Timothy Nugent opened the world to millions when he established the first program of higher education for individuals with disabilities. Sixty years later, building on the skills and experiences of their Illinois education, undergraduates Adam Booher, Jonathan Naber and Ehsan Noursalehi added a new chapter to this Illinois legacy. They established BUMP – a nonprofit organization developing and implementing a simple, innovative and affordable prosthetic arm for amputees in developing countries.
This is the land-grant mission with a global impact.
Today we found out we were featured as part of the University of Illinois' Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 prepared by Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise & Provost Ilesanmi Adesida. We are excited about the bright future at Illinois and are proud to be featured on page 12 of the plan as an example of Global Impact.