In The Spotlight

During Huskies United, NIU Bands Together to Raise Funds, Empower Big Dreams

Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends unite to impact the future of NIU students in March!

I am Huskies United: Katryna Weingart, ’22

High school teacher and play director credits scholarships with helping her achieve her career dreams.

I am Huskies United: James McCue, ’22

Pell Grant recipient “feels good about the future.”

I am Huskies United: Zack Michelin, ’22

Scholarships made Michelin’s career change to accounting possible.

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Donor Stories

Donor Spotlight: Jan Half, M.S.Ed. ’80

Half funds ‘win-win’ relationship between Leland, Illinois, Schools and College of Ed.

Giving From the Heart: Dave and Sherry LaCerra

LaCerras give back through estate plans

University Librarian Alex Wenner Understood the Power of Legacy

Alex Wenner established an endowment to provide the Gisela Wenner Memorial Scholarship in the NIU School of Nursing.
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Student Stories

Brenna Bretzinger Gets Fully Involved at NIU After Earning Presidential Scholarship

Bretzinger said her parents encouraged her to get involved, and she has taken full advantage of the NIU experience. 

Student Frederick McClure Credits Patterson Scholarship for Musical Therapy Vision

An avid percussionist, McClure is pursuing dual degrees in music education and music performance.

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.
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