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Message from the Alumni Board President

Welcome UIC SPH Alumni and Friends! 

It is a pleasure to be serving as the President of the UIC School of Public Health Alumni Board!

What an exciting time to be part of the field of public health.  The role of public health professionals has never been so critical—combating Ebola and Zika, insuring our children have safe drinking water, and educating the population on the dangers of opioid use—all are areas where public health makes a real difference.

As President of the board, I encourage all of my fellow alumni to engage with our alma mater by attending the wonderful events that are hosted throughout the year.  It's a great way to network with other like-minded professionals and reconnect with former classmates and faculty.  Our signature event, the Annual Alumni Celebration, will be held on March 30, 2017 at Navy Pier.  We will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of our Master in Healthcare Administration (MHA) program at this event.  I hope you will consider joining us at what is sure to be a wonderful evening!

I became a member of the board in 2013 and was immediately impressed with the tremendous financial support provided to the school by our generous alumni.  This year, UIC SPH has identified four areas of funding needed for SPH students, all of which have a goal to be endowed at the $250,000 level.  The funds will support:​

• Students committed to working on public health issues within the African American/Black community.

• Students committed to working on public health issues within the Hispanic/Latino community.

• Students committed to working on public health issues within the LGBTQ community.

• General Support for students with demonstrated financial need. 

Through the generosity of a bequest to UIC SPH, the school will commit $125,000 to each of these funds that will match every gift, dollar for dollar!  If you're interested in supporting one of these initiatives, please contact Tamara Michel Josserand, Assistant Dean for Advancement, at tmjoss12@uic.edu or 312-355-4501.

Please browse the alumni pages of this website to learn more about how you can get involved with the school.  I look forward to connecting with you in the coming years!

Todd Stankewicz 
MPH 2001, MBA

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