8 to CREATE is a Registered Student Organization at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is comprised of a diverse group of students.
President Vice President Secretary
Caroline Wuerl Maria Flach Shannon Li
Sarah Anderson Arianna Aquino
Nithya Reddy Matthew Waldinger Samaah F. Khan Kalwala
Emma Creque Araditta Iyer Jenny Liu
Kobi Naujokas Emma Creque
Media and External Relations
Olivia Pon Araditta Iyer
Patrick Hammie Faculty Advisor
Patrick Earl Hammie is an artist best known for his monumental portraits related primarily to themes of identity, history, and narrative. He received his BA from Coker College and his MFA in painting from the University of Connecticut. Hammie is currently an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Hammie has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the U.S., his work is in several public collections including the Kohler Company and the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, and he has received awards from the Tanne Foundation and Alliance of Artists Communities with the Joyce Foundation.