In The Spotlight

Jack Tierney, ’75, M.S.Ed. ’78, Invests in NIU’s Future

As the treasurer on the NIU Foundation Board of Directors, Tierney has seen first-hand the positive impact the foundation's endowment fund has on NIU students.

Christy Noll, ’69, Reflects on Decades-Long Career in Physical Education

Noll works with COE physical education students each year and supports the college through donations.

Ruth Imose, M.A. ’16, Ph.D. ’20, Studies the ‘Science of Work’ at McKinsey & Co.

Imose's research has focused on the effects of being different in the workplace.

Victoria Bryant Stewart, Ph.D. ’17, M.A. ’18, Receives Teaching Award

Stewart works as an assistant professor of history at Northwest Florida State College while also pursuing her research on conscription in the U.S Civil War.

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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.

A Helping Hand: Lori Richards and Ken Newbaker Establish Scholarship

A generous gift from Lori Richards and Ken Newbaker provides scholarships to 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.
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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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