Catherine Chou Senior Photo

After her years at Uni High, Catherine Gruschow attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, obtaining a Bachelors in both Psychology and Bioengineering. Post-graduation she worked as a web developer for several years, during which she familiarized herself with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. She also gained proficiency in working within Microsoft Access, SQL Server, and other database management systems. 

After her work in web development, Catherine started (and now solely runs) the Gruschow Foundation which supports various local organizations in the Chicago greater area. Over the last few years, she has also pursued a second career as a yoga teacher. When asked about her thoughts on yoga, she said she found teaching it "very emotionally rewarding which is a reason I’ve supported Uni and especially its teaching staff." Through her dedication, Catherine has also achieved her 500-hour teaching certification. 

Senior Quotes

"Be careful what you wish for. It might just come true."  - Dream a Little Dream

"To thine own self be true."  - Shakespeare

"The world was full of things I didn't want to know."  - All the King's Men

"I won't think about that now. I'll think about that tomorrow."  - Gone with the Wind

"I sometimes give myself admirable advice but am incapable of taking it."  - Mary Wortley Montagu

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."  - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"There are places I remember, all my life, though some have changed. Some forever, not for better, some are gone, and some remain."  - John Lennon



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Senior Will

I, Catherine Chou, do hereby will Alison L. a neat-o chorus buddy and a cup of apple liquid for days when you don't want to feel like yourself. I leave a big bottomless Cup-O-Spaghetti to Susan R. and leave Amy N. a bucket of bolts for next year's Halloween costume. To Cindy W. I leave my awesome test scores and a paid vacation. To Joyce T. I leave a can of 99% caffeine and memories of carpooling. To Andrew N. I will better hair and a loud "Look! It's Andrew!" To James J. I leave some cool people to hang out with after school. To Jeremy T. I leave a driver's license and some real music to listen to. To Gnat I leave my thanks and appreciation, you've been a great friend. To Tim R. I will my artistic talent and many deep meaningful conversations at 3:00 AM. To Aaron, I leave a hug. To everyone else, I leave a smile.