Alumni Award Winners Named
Nnamani '01 is being presented
with the 'Pioneer Hall of Fame Award' due to her
significant contributions in the fields of education,
leadership and athletics. She has held herself to high
standards and has met those goals both in the classroom
and on the court.
Karen J. Deighan ’78 is the
2009 recipient of the 'Distinguished Alumni Award'
based on her practice and teaching in her chosen field
of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
’34 is being honored with the 'Pioneer Posthumous
Recognition Award' due to her breakthrough work in
Dawson has been selected as
the 2009 'Friend of U-High'. Terry's involvement
began when his daughters, Samantha and Jenny, were
students and he volunteered countless hours to the
Theatre and Music Departments.
Technology Center Named and Dedicated
The naming and dedication
ceremony for the Wroan Engineering and Technology Center
was held on May 12, 2009. The event was in honor of John
L. Wroan III, who donated $500,000 to University High
School to transform the former vocational arts area into
a state of the art facility. View the dedication
ceremony and highlights (or the transcript
a 2003 graduate, has
been named Director of Operations for the
University of Oregon Track and Field and
Cross Country Programs. You can read more about
her appointment at the link provided above.
Reunion Information Updates
Check the upcoming reunion
information updates down below. Dates and
contact information have been
added. Any questions about
reunions should be directed to
the appropriate contact person.
10 Year - Class of 200
Contact Kyle Jackson
30 Year - Class of
Contact Dave Sutherland
Joint Reunion - Classes
of 1964 and 1965
Click on the link below for more information
50 Year - Class of 1960
Contact Lynne (Johnson) Fazzini
55 Year - Class of 1955
October 8, 2010
Contact Eleanor and Lowell Antenen
57 Year - Class of 1953
October 8, 2010
Contact Barbara Blunk
Alumni Wear Available Now
The Alumni Association
has some articles of clothing left over from Homecoming.
Leftovers include one small green sweatshirt ($10),
seven black golf towels ($10), eleven fleece jackets
($30), and six nylon wind jackets ($25). Please
contact Karen Mlincsek at
email@example.com if you are interested in
purchasing any of these items.
Old Clarions Available
There are a limited number of Clarions available
for purchase of a nominal fee of $10 each. Please
contact Barb Lichty Blunk, UHSAA Alumni Relations
you discover any old yearbooks that you would like to
donate for distribution, please contact us also.
Several yearbooks have been retrieved from yard sales
and auctions. Help us preserve a part of
University High School history.
Almost complete collections of past editions of the
Clarion are archived at University High School
Library and the McLean County Historical Society.
U-High alum recognized
for stem cell research -
Dr. Kevin Eggan,
a 1992 U-High graduate who is now on faculty at the
Harvard Stem Cell Institute, has been recognized in
TIME Magazine and Science Magazine for his work in
stem cell research. You may access the articles by
clicking on the above link. Also, click
here to access the article in the Winter 2007
edition of Pioneer Alumni Newsletter which
featured Kevin and his work. We wish Dr. Eggan and his
collaborators best of luck in their research, and we are
so very proud of his accomplishments!
Charles W. Dunn,
1998 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner,
provides a response to President Obama's inaugural
address on his blog "The Chuck Dunn Report." Click
on the above link to view his analysis.
Ogonna Nnamani: Silver Medal Olympian
Ogonna Nnamani won a silver medal as a member of the
2008 United States Olympic Volleball Team. Click
on the above link for a recent article from the
Pantagraph elaborating on her experiences. (Reprinted
Courtesy of the Pantagraph)