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Student Organizations

College of Nursing Student Council (STUCO) Heading link

Open to: Undergraduate students in the UIC College of Nursing

The Student Council was created to provide official channels of communications between students, nursing administration and nursing student affairs. It is a centralized organization for academic and social channels of communication within and among nursing student populations. The STUCO also promotes awareness of the nursing student community within the university at large; informs nursing students of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as a student; and provides opportunities for appointments to university committees.

2021-2022 Officers

Adam Saleh
Vice President: Dominika Machlowska
Event Coordinator: 
Ayo Jinadu
Secretary: Yousef Saleh
Treasurer: Julie Araque
Senior Representative: Imani McKinney
Junior Representative: Niko Gigovski

Health Student Professional Council (HPSC) Representatives:
Julie Araque and Adam Saleh


President: Gianna Nemcovic
Secretary: Haley Zajac
Pinning Ceremony Coordinator: Laine Cameron
Social Chair: Dominyka Rakovskyte
Philanthropy: Ashley Kevin
Mentor Chair: Crismelle Dabu

Graduate Student Nurses Organization (GSNO) Heading link

Open to: Graduate students in the UIC College of Nursing

GSNO represents the interests of UIC College of Nursing graduate students at all six UIC Nursing campuses. The purpose of the organization is to facilitate communication among graduate students and to serve as a liaison between nursing graduate students, faculty, administration, the Graduate College, other health professional colleges and the university at large. GSNO serves to communicate information to students, convey concerns, and explore issues regarding academic and extracurricular activities that affect the quality of graduate nursing education throughout the UIC College of Nursing.

2021-2022 Officers

President: Angel Griffin
Vice President: Adam Bindert
Secretary: Sharon Nam
Treasurer: Sarah Greenlee
Volunteer Coordinator: Natale Brunelle
Curriculum Representative (Grad-entry): Tiara Brazill
Curriculum Representative (PhD): Manassawee Srimoragot
Curriculum Representative (DNP): Humera Haleem
Graduate Student Council (GSC) Representative: Cherdsak Duangchan
Research Representative: Sungwon Park
UIC Senate Representative: Sabrina Jamal-Eddine
International Representative: Seri Lee
Health Student Professional Council (HPSC) Representatives: Mayuri Parmar & Laura Tran
Grad-Entry Representative: Hunter DiFonso
Cohort Liaison: Andrew McComb
Chicago Campus Representative: Leah Kelemen
Peoria Campus Representative: Meg Tomlins

Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) – UIC Chapter Heading link

Open to: Pre-nursing students at UIC and undergraduate students in the UIC College of Nursing

The Student Nurses’ Association at UIC is a chapter of both the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) and the Student Nurses’ Association of Illinois (SNAI). Our mission is to enhance leadership skills to offer a competitive advantage in health care, academic, and advocacy initiatives. We accomplish this by being active participants in our community, networking to increase diversity, and engaging in the legislative process which affects all nurses as well as the population we serve.

2021-2022 Officers

President: Lanz Orpilla
Vice President: Angela Kang
Secretary: Ephraim Ampo
Treasurer: Gillian Delaney
Volunteer Coordinator: Alyssa Alfaro
Fundraising Chairman: Yaqui Valle
Social Chairman: Shannon Clark
Junior Representative: TBD

President: Hannah Kelly
Vice President: Lisa Schwartz
Treasurer: Anna Nawara
Secretary: Cheyenne Rios
Volunteer Coordinator: Katie Murphy
Fundraising Chair: Abby Becker

President: Thien Diep
Vice President: Grace Obeng
Social Coordinators: Jorelle Dancel and Krystal Cheung
Treasurer: Marvin Roque
Secretary: Shradda Patel
Faculty Representatives: Kathleen Morrie and Renae Hale

Student Nurses for Social Justice Heading link

Open to: All UIC nursing students

Student Nurses for Social Justice began in 2017. Its purpose is to advance social justice in our communities and in our profession by educating student nurses on social justice issues affecting public health and by providing resources and opportunities for students to become involved in the political and social movements around them.

2021-2022 Officers

President: Torin Zehfus (GE student at Chicago Campus)
Vice President: Ariel Hill-Thomas (PhD Student at Chicago campus)
Treasurer: Michael Afoenyi (GE student at Chicago Campus)
Secretary: Sharon Nam (GE student at Urbana campus)
Outreach Lead: Sam Asofsky (GE student at Chicago campus)

Urban Health Program College of Nursing Student Association (UCONSA) Heading link

Open to: Pre-nursing students at UIC and undergraduate students in the UIC College of Nursing

UCONSA is the student organization associated with the nursing branch of the university’s Urban Health Program, which was created by the Illinois State Legislature in 1978 to address health inequities affecting African Americans, Native Americans and Latinos. Members engage in programming and receive resources to address persistent health disparities in minority populations and to improve the quality and availability of health care in underserved urban areas. It also focuses on providing educational, networking and volunteer opportunities. UCONSA is the official sister organization of the UIC Pre-Nursing Student Organization.

2021-2022 Officers

President: Kristy Liu
Vice President:
Catherine Malnati
Imani McKinney
Max Villanueva
Pre-Nursing Committee Coordinator:
Alexandra Jovic
Volunteer Coordinator:
Jewel Tibar

President: Tiffany Payne
Vice President: Kathleen Paredes
Membership Director: Serena Jackson
Treasurer: Gianne Garcia
Secretary: Jenny Yang

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter Heading link

A UIC-wide organization open to: Students from all UIC health sciences colleges—Nursing, Medicine, Pharmacy, Social Work and Applied Health Sciences

The IHI Open School chapter at UIC is an interprofessional association for health sciences students that focuses on:

  • Providing members with experiences to develop knowledge, skills and connections for future careers, with a focus on patient safety and quality improvement
  • Fostering a passion for healthcare improvement through interprofessional collaboration
  • Encouraging membership of students from diverse academic disciplines dedicated to healthcare improvement
  • Serving the community as a whole through volunteerism and preparation for service as healthcare professionals and leaders

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