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Alice Deck, nominated by a faculty mentee, joined the English department’s faculty in the 1980s and later became affiliated with the African American Studies program. She retired in 2011. As a teacher, Alice was a source of support for numerous students within and beyond her departmental affiliations. Alice was a sounding board, research advocate, phenomenal mentor, and essential stakeholder in the lives of countless students. She demonstrated a love, respect, and appreciation for everyone, and despite limited external recognition, Alice dedicated her working life to support students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.