Chicago Alumni Club

Chicago Alumni Club

Shawn Dunn

Club Leader

BA Leisure Services ’96
MA Nonprofit Management ‘13
Chicago, IL
Project Manager- YMCA

Why I love UNI:  I think one of the reasons I loved my time at UNI is the size of the school - big enough to get the whole college experience and small enough to get to know people and feel a part of the community. 

Michael Schlueter

Athletics Chair

BA Accounting ‘88
Chicago, IL
Financial Planning and Analysis Manager, Guaranteed Rate

Why I love UNI:  UNI was a perfect fit for me and my education set me up for a successful career in finance in one of the greatest cities in the world. I also enjoy traveling around the country to cheer on our Panther athletic teams. 

Taryn Parker

Philanthropy Chair

BA Communications (Public Relations) ’11
Chicago, IL
Account Executive, Taylor

Why I love UNI:  I loved my time at UNI, and wouldn't change that experience for the world. Even when I was cramming for tough exams or feeling a little homesick that first semester, my college years were preparing me for things to come that I would never been able to imagine at the time.

Jason Markey

Social Media Chair

BA Social Science Education ‘00
Grayslake, IL
High School Principal, East Leyden High School

Why I love UNI:  
UNI provided me with a foundation that I have carried with me to strive to do the best for my community and my organization above myself.  Having professors who always gave their time and energy to us as students has profoundly impacted my own career as an educator.


Mellany Schumacher

Young Professionals Chair

BA English & Management: Human Resources ‘11
Wheeling, IL
Human Resource Generalist, Meritas Administrative Services LLC

Why I love UNI:  
I'm so proud to be from UNI!  I got an amazing education and made so many friends during my time there.  Even though I live in Chicago, I'm an Iowan and a Panther for life!

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Arts and Theatre Chair

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