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HOMECOMING 2010

Friday, October 8
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm, then on to the game!
North End of Horton Fieldhouse

2009 Alumni Award Winners Named
...Ogonna 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.

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Dr. 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.

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Charlotte FitzHenry Robling 34 is being honored with the 'Pioneer Posthumous Recognition Award' due to her breakthrough work in journalism.

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Terry 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 here).

Nji Nnamani, a 2003 graduate, has been named Director of Operations for the national-ranked 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.

2010 Reunions

10 Year - Class of 200
Contact Kyle Jackson
www.jacksonevents.com
(312)618-4381

30 Year - Class of 1980
Summer 2010
Contact Dave Sutherland
suther@indra.com

Joint Reunion - Classes of 1964 and 1965
Click on the link below for more information
www.uhigh1965.myevent.com

50 Year - Class of 1960
Fall 2010
Contact Lynne (Johnson) Fazzini
663-0476 or lfazzini@verizon.net

55 Year - Class of 1955
October 8, 2010
Contact Eleanor and Lowell Antenen
(815)577-7341 or ejalda@aol.com

57 Year - Class of 1953
October 8, 2010
Contact Barbara Blunk
452-2414 or blblunk@ilstu.edu

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 cheks3@hotmail.com if you are interested in purchasing any of these items.

Old Clarions Available for Purchase                                     
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 Coordinator.

If 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!

Dr. 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
2001 graduate 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)

 

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Upcoming Reunions:
The following reunions are in their initial planning stages.  More information will be provided when available.

Class of 1947
Fourth Tuesday of each month 9:00 a.m. - CJ's Restaurant Contact Clint Short (309-661-1585) or Clarise Jefferson at clarita02@verizon.net

Class of 1950
First Wednesday of each month 8:30 a.m.- CJ's Restaurant Contact: Donna Mae Geske Jordan (309-662-9345) or Gordan Schroeder (309-452-2875)

Future Homecoming Dates
October 10, 2010

Contacts
Dr. Robert Dean
Lab Schools Superintendent
309-438-8542
rldean@ilstu.edu

Bob Fitzgerald '92
Website Coordinator
(309)438-8350
rjfitzg@ilstu.edu

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