March 2021 Uni High Alumni news
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Get your Uni High swag!


Order Uni High clothing by April 4, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.  All orders will be printed and shipped to the address entered at checkout. All orders are final and no changes can be made once the store closes. NOTE: We must sell 24 pieces of each design to be able to process the order.

Link to order: https://campusink.printavo.com/merch/18266-uni-high-spring-store/

 
   
 
Let us know who belongs in the "Class of the century"


At our Century Celebration in 2022, Uni is looking ahead to our next century of success. At the same time, we want to look back and celebrate the Uni students, faculty, and staff that have been integral to defining our first 100 years.

We are now accepting nominations for the Uni High Century Celebration's Class of the Century, which we hope will be just one part of a year-long celebration of our uniquely Uni family.

Please nominate an alum you feel should be recognized as one of Uni High's Class of the Century

Deadline for nominations: April 16, 2021

Class of the Century nomination form

 
   
 
 
 
Uni's 2021 Rising Star


Uni High is pleased to announce our 2021 Rising Star Award recipient, Phillip Maurice Lewis Owens Nesbitt Rowell II.  Rowell graduated from Uni in 2000 and recently reconnected with us (after a long stint in Australia) to serve on our Century Celebration committee. 

Rowell currently serves as the vice president of clinical and business intelligence at Carle Health, based in Urbana, where he oversees the flow information for the entire enterprise. His recent responsibilities included coordinating all COVID data for Carle. 

In addition to his critical role in healthcare, Rowell is the co-founder of Willow Grove International, an international professional services consulting firm focused on macro-level government, health, and educational reform agendas.  Recent clients include a national health ministry focused on digital health transformation because of changes in clinical demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

He is a minority owner in Enlivened Choices, a burgeoning education-oriented entertainment corporation.  Their flagship product, Got a Habit/Habits Happen, a card game system that promotes civility, healthy habits, and constructive dialogue for all ages, will be released in advance of the 2021 holiday season.

Rowell is also an adjunct professor in the graduate school of Health Professions at Sacred Heart University (CT).

 
 
 
 Rowell at his 2000 Uni High graduation at Krannert .L-R: Nick Pelafas, Matt Harrington, Phil Rowell, Tyson Masar, Sean Morales Doyle).
 

At Uni, he was a three-year letter winner in basketball, competed in track, and was a member of various clubs (French, African American Club, among others). 

Rowell has great memories of Uni and the enduring connections he made - including friends who have become professional collaborators. Looking back, he clearly remembers his last day at Uni - in part because he recorded the entire day! 

He hopes current students embrace the diversity in thought and personality they’ll experience at Uni, and advises them not to take it for granted. 

Phillip received his academic qualifications from Loyola University Chicago and holds a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics.  He currently lives in Savoy with his wife, Jennifer Rowell, and three children.

Rowell’s engagement, energy, initiative, and contributions embody the spirit of the Rising Star award, which recognizes our younger alumni who have enhanced the reputation of the school by distinguishing themselves in their careers and who have made significant contributions to the school, community, state or nation through professional service, public service and civic activities.

 
   
 
Uni grads in the news


Wyatt Bensken
('13) started his public health and advocacy career at Uni, and is now a PhD candidate at the Case Western School of. Medicine. His research was featured in Researchers link health-related social needs to hospital readmissions

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