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Nominate Former Urbana Students for a Wall of Fame at UHS!  

Do you know someone who went to Urbana schools who has done noteworthy things?  If so, please tell us.  We seek your nominations of people who attended Urbana schools for a new initiative of the Urbana Alumni Association and the Urbana School District to create a gallery of notable alumni that will be prominently displayed at Urbana High School. 

 Nominees need not have graduated from Urbana schools, just had significant attendance such that it shaped who they are in a way they acknowledge.  Please help us compile names of those currently working and those from the past. 

We are seeking to honor those who were once Urbana students and have gone on to make a difference in the world in ways large and small, whether as a scientists, missionary, artist, writer, business person, or through volunteer service/leadership.  Our goal is to spark the imaginations and aspirations of our current students, as well as to honor those whose lives were shaped by their education in Urbana.  

Once we have a pool of nominees, a committee will make final selections and the alumni association and the school district will hold a joint event to honor those inducted.  We hope to make this an annual event, adding new honorees every year. 

All those nominated will be kept in the pool for future years.  Please send your nominations, including name and a few words about the nominee’s accomplishments, to info@urbana-alumni.com or by mail to P.O. Box 355, Urbana. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 

C.K. Gunsalus & Gene Amberg

Below is our current list of alums that have been honored (click on an alum to read more about the honoree):


2004 - Timothy Johnson, UHS Class of 1964

2005 - Admiral Archie Clemins, US Navy, (Ret.), UHS Class of 1961

2005 - Roger Ebert, UHS Class of 1960

2006 - Christopher A. Moyer, UHS Class of 1957

2007 - Judge Fred Green, UHS Class of 1941

2008 - David Foster Wallace, UHS Class of 1980

2009 - Nancy Thies Marshall, UHS Class of 1975

2010 - Stephen Van Arsdell, UHS Class of 1968

2011 - Admiral James B. Busey IV, U. S. Navy, (Ret.), UHS Class of 1950

2012 - J. Steven Beckett, UHS Class of 1966

2014 - Bhavia Wagner (a.k.a. Carol Hartstirn), UHS 1974