December 2020 Uni High Alumni news
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Yong Park establishes fund for Uni High fee waivers 

The Yong Park Fund has been established in order to help make Uni High fully accessible to promising students from all backgrounds. While Uni is tuition-free, there are fees associated with the application, books, yearly fees, sports, and activities. The Yong Park fund gives us the means to waive those fees for any student who cannot afford them. 

We are incredibly grateful for this generous gift that will support our school as we work to ensure that the Uni community is encouraged, stimulated, and supported in our pursuit of equity and inclusion.

Yong Park graduated from Seoul National University and immigrated to the United States in the 1960s to pursue a master’s degree in Accounting at Temple University. After graduation Mr. Park worked for decades as a tax auditor for the California State Board of Equalization, which allowed him to put three daughters through college at the University of Illinois.

Throughout his life, Mr. Park watched with great pride as South Korea progressed from a war-torn nation to one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. He credits this, in large part, to the country's focus, commitment, and investment in education and technology. Along the same lines, Mr. Park hopes to inspire future generations of students and life-long learners to pursue greater educational opportunities.

 
   
 
 
 
'Class of the century" nominations being accepted now

During our Century Celebration in 2021, 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

Class of the Century nomination form

 
   
 
 
 
From the Online Gargoyle

Uni Journalism student Andrea Li checked in with Uni alum Wynee Bo, who had some good insights for current students.

 
   
 
 
Uni grads in the news

Gerry Shih was named the India Bureau Chief for the Washington Post.

George T. Frampton, former chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, has become a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center. He will lead a new Transatlantic Climate Policy Program.

Michelle Lu, cofounder of Viralspace, was named to Forbes 30 under 30 in the Marketing and Advertising category.

Joy Chen, an undergraduate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, received the Kristine Neuhoff Twyman Breast Cancer Scholarship for her work in breast cancer research.

Micah Berman was featured in a Google.org profile for his work in using technology to create social change.

 

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