In his roles as a counselor at West Chicago Community High School and a mental health therapist for a private practice, Gavin Engel, ’97, knows the value of human connection and community service. Throughout his life, he has strived to be a positive inf
As the chief advancement officer at YMCA of Rock River Valley, Inc., in Rockford, Illinois, Michelle Gorham, ’89, M.S. ’92, feels most fulfilled when she can be helping her community. She is an experienced fundraising professional who uses the practic
Joseph Sener, ’93, M.S. ’10, didn’t take the traditional route to earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in industrial engineering. His dedicated work ethic and desire to give back to NIU set him apart from other alumni.
Kolkmeyer is well-known as a weather anchor for the WGN Morning News in Chicago. At age 28, she has broken into the nation’s third-largest media market in only a few years, accomplishing what many meteorologists never do in a lifetime.
2:57PM - 2:57PM Mon 20 Jul 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )Northern Illinois University continues to closely monitor activities and developments related to the spread and management of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
6:00PM Thu 2 Apr 2020 - 9:00PM Wed 8 Apr 2020 ( Timezone: Central )Join the NIU Alumni Association for this student performance of "The Time of Your Life." This whimsical comedy is set in a 1939 San Francisco dive bar full of a unique cast of characters.
A generous estate gift from Sally Stevens will forevermore provide scholarships to countless students who have financial need.
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.
When reflecting on his life, Gil Ankenbauer identifies his time at NIU as transformational in more ways than one.
Recent graduate, Krista Ekberg, reflects on how the scholarship she received from the NIU Foundation helped to unleash her passion for research and psychology.
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.
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.