Message from the Alumni Board President


Greetings SPH Alumni,

Stephen ThompsonIf you are among the approximately 4,000 UIC School of Public Health alumni, you are in great company. As the School's slogan says, we are "helping people live healthier lives." Each of us does this on an individual basis, using in varying proportions the tools and methods of science, activism, scholarship and service. We all work in groups, too, to multiply our impact.

The SPH Alumni Association is among the groups through which you can have an impact on the public's health, by supporting each other, current students, and the School. Plus, alumni involvement is personally rewarding and even fun!

Make a gift to the UIC SPH and consider becoming a Sustaining Member of the Alumni Association with a donation of $50 or more (gives you enhanced access to alumni services and benefits), and think about how you want to strengthen your connection to your Alumni Association and the SPH. Make sure we know how to find you, so we can keep you informed about alumni networking activities. Simply email Craig Hyland, SPH Assistant Dean for Advancement, at

Thank you for connecting with the SPH Alumni Association! Concerted action on public health issues is more important than ever. We'll make progress together.

Stephen Thompson
PhD HPA 2000

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