University High School

Bloomington, Indiana

Class of 1975

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University High School closed after this Class's Freshman year.

The information lists below include students who attended University School, and are incomplete.


02 Jul 2023 Dorothy Ann Thompson died in Bloomington on June 18, 2023. She attended UHS in 7th through 9th grade and graduated from BHS North. A Find-A-Grave page has been created, but the photo & obituary will not be visible for 3 months.
13 Jun 2023 Michael William "Mike" Schrader, of Springville, Indiana, died May 14, 2023. A Find-A-Grave page has been created, but the photo and obituary will not be visible for 3 months. He was at UHS from 7th through 9th grade, and graduated from BHS South.
30 Jun 2022 Jud Brewer and his siblings - 8 kids attended U-School: Erich '68, Gene '69, Jud '71, Derk '73, Cassandra '74, Berit '77, Clark and Jeremiah -
asked this be posted:

To honor the incredible legacy of (UHS & BHSN football & werestling) Coach Wayne and Jan Nichols,
a permanent endowment fund has been established in their honor at the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County.
The Coach Wayne and Jan Nichols Exceptional Effort Fund will allow the Nichols family to make annual grants
to causes and organizations that embody the values of Coach Wayne and Jan,
in particular giving children and youth a bridge to opportunities that will help them succeed and thrive in life.

Donations can be made to the Community Foundation, designated for the Nichols' Fund, online at or by sending a check to:
Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, 100 S College Ave Suite 240, Bloomington IN 47404
For other types of gifts or ways to support this fund, contact Meagan Niese, Development Director, at 812-333-9016.
All gifts made to the Community Foundation are tax-deductible.

For more details, click here to contact Jud Brewer
07 Feb 2022 Lena Maria Long Herlihy provided her contact information, and informed us that Rebecca Sue “Becky” Ellenwood died on Aprin 1, 1985. An obituary will soon be posted on her Find-A-Grave page.
23 Oct 2021 Debra Jean "Debbie" Sheilds, of Bloomington, died September 22, 2021. She graduated from BHS North. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
15 Dec 2020 Penny Robin Mullis-Ryan died December 9, 2020, in Bloomington. A photo and obituary are on her Find-A-Grave page.
13 Mar 2020 Philip Smith Jr died in Bloomington on March 3, 2020. A photo and obituary are on his Find-A-Grave page.
12 Sep 2019 Marcus Wilson died in Bloomington on August 18, 2019.
14 Mar 2019 Mary Fern Rhoades Blair, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, died February 21, 2019. An obituary is on her Find-A-Grave page.
2/26/11 Linda Terrell McElroy stopped by to say "I am so excited about this new website!! I have so many wonderful memories of University Jr Sr High!!! Let's just say....Those were definitely the days!!!! "
8/4/08 Jean Sauter Seidl writes: "I would love to hear from anyone from our class. I lost touch with Carrie Wall Tregellas. Anyone have a phone number for her? My youngest is heading off to college in a couple of weeks so my husband & I are now empty-nesters. Where did the time go? I too thought UHS was the best kind of high school. Too bad there aren't more smaller high schools being built nowadays. What special memories we all have from that time!
4/01/07 Andre van Bergeijk says: "I have had the pleasure of getting in contact with a number of classmates recently. Dan Honeycutt, Neil Sharow, and some friends from BHSS."
9/29/06 Allen McKinley says: "I attended UHS for 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. My sister, Nancy, graduated in 1972 from UHS, and my brother, Lee, graduated in 1969. Growing up in Bloomington just down the bypass from UHS was great. Lots of great friends and I enjoyed the legacy of two siblings attending before me. North was OK but I liked the smaller class at UHS. I have never been able to make a reunion but I always talk with Nancy and Lee about their classmates since I remember most of them. Being the little brother I knew all the dirt about all of you older Univees!"
2/15/05 Karen Pruet Wogenstahl writes: "I attended UHS from my 7th-Freshman years while my sister, Beth, graduated from UHS in 1972 (the last graduating class). We were a tight-knit group (grades 9-12) in troubled times (Vietnam), and sometimes found ourselves in silent "sit-ins" in the hallways in protest during classtime. The administration granted those times as they were aware that our feelings and emotions toward the war were real and honest. After all, many of our former classmates and older brothers were serving there.

Kirk Wible, band director, began a marching band, pompette and flag sqad, and although small in size, we were big on pride and enthusiasm, always willing and wanting to please both he and the U-School crowds. Our first year at State Fair even brought us a rank of 24th out of more than 70 in total. I still remember the school and fight songs to this day.

When learning we'd be moving to a new school (BHSN), we were all invited to select our school mascot and colors. Although we were in a position to be active and excited about the move, we were a little apprehensive. You see, we were the school that had a little more freedom, were expected to be a little more responsible with our time and education, were expected to learn a little more, and were taught (to our liking) a little unconventionally. We were encouraged to try new things, while giving our true opinions. We just hated to give that up. Going to school was cool and exciting as we were challenged to use our brains while being ourselves.

I made my best friends at U-School, and when reunions at BHSN come around, I still migrate toward that "family."

Although we've long moved on, the memories are still there of finer days, where some classrooms were held outside on sunny days, kids got involved in after school clubs and activities, and we always looked forward to class dances and sporting events. We had Univee pride with Univee red and white running through our veins.

Reunion Information

October 29, 2005
All School Reunion

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Then copy the number into the "# Memorial ID" field.

Updated 02 Jul 2023