Brooks, Edward A. (1926-) | University of Illinois Archives
Edward Albert Brooks was born December 5, 1926 in Burlington, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1950 with a degree in Civil Engineering. While at the University he was a member of the Illini Marching Band, the First and Second Regimental Bands, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the staff of the Technograph, a student publication of the College of Engineering. After graduating he worked as a civil engineer in the Illinois Department of Transportation until retiring in 1987. He earned a M.A. in public administration from University of Illinois Springfield (then Sangamon State) in 1974.
Edward A. Brooks is a life member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association, a President Council member since 1986 and a member of the University of Illinois Foundation since 1997. He won the Loyalty Award for Exceptional Alumni Service in 2002.