UICOMP Alumni Council

The Alumni Council’s mission is simple: to enhance and support educational and humanitarian endeavors for students, residents, faculty, and alumni of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP).

Chaired by Dr. Robert Sparrow, the Alumni Council develops lasting experiences that benefit graduates and students. UICOMP graduates with an interest in joining should call 309-680-8613 or send an email to [email protected].

How does the Alumni Council help?

Each year, the Alumni Council provides funding to support the White Coat ceremony in August, which welcomes incoming medical students with a banquet and presentation of their white coats; the Alumni Council helps sponsor an event during a Peoria Chief’s baseball game; but moreover, the Council provides financial support to assist students in traveling across the country and abroad for medical conferences, research presentations and other learning experiences.

Educational enhancement awards

The UICOMP Alumni Council provides funding to groups for educational enhancement events, and up to $1,000 to reimburse a medical student for attendance at an educational program thanks to the endowment established in honor of Dr. Robert A. Flinn. Download the funding request form.


The Alumni Council meets at 7 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every other month at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, One Illini Drive.


Advancement and Community Relations
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