In The Spotlight

Ted Bacino, ’56, M.S.Ed. ’65, Brings Shakespeare Theory to Life with Book and Play

Bacino's Shakespeare Conspiracy, which ran Off Broadway, explores the theory that Christopher Marlowe wrote some of Shakespeare's works.

Velchamy Sankarlingam, M.S. ’90, named Zoom’s President of Product and Engineering

Last month, a Huskie stepped into one of Zoom's top leadership roles. Velchamy Sankarlingam, M.S. ’90, was named the growing company’s president of product and engineering.

NIU Esports Provides Team Opportunities in Times of Social Distancing

NIU’s Esports allows its 120 active members, including 20 alumni, to remain a close community even as we try to remain physically distant for health purposes.

Cymone King, ’15, Makes Safety First at Clayco

Cymone King, '15, credits NIU with hands-on experience that helped open doors to her career.

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Donor Stories

Always a Huskie: Sally Stevens extends her tradition of generosity

A generous estate gift from Sally Stevens will forevermore provide scholarships to countless students who have financial need.

Alumni Strengthen NIU Ties Through Scholarships

A pair of Northern Illinois University alumni who lived at the same time on opposite sides of Huskie Stadium—but never crossed paths—are proof that it’s never too late to forge strong ties that benefit the NIU community.

Gil Ankenbauer on giving back to the department that gave him so much

When reflecting on his life, Gil Ankenbauer identifies his time at NIU as transformational in more ways than one.
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Student Stories

Unleashing a Passion to Help Others: Krista Ekberg, NIU Foundation Impact Scholar

Recent graduate, Krista Ekberg, reflects on how the scholarship she received from the NIU Foundation helped to unleash her passion for research and psychology.

The Heart to Care and Knowledge to Help: DaQuan Russell-Watts, NIU Foundation Impact Scholar

Anthropology major, DaQuan Russell-Watts, was born with a natural curiosity. The scholarship he received from the NIU Foundation is helping to Unleash his curiosity.

Talon Diaz

Anthropology major, Talon Diaz, dreams of working as a cultural resource management anthropologist. The scholarship he received from the NIU Foundation is helping those dreams become a reality.
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