In The Spotlight

HR Expert Kristin Hamblock, ’08 , M.B.A. ’15, Joins NIUAA Board of Directors

Through her role, Hamblock hopes to help ensure current and future students have quality experiences at NIU.

NIU Alumni Association Appoints Five New Board Members

We welcome Kristin Hamblock, Marlon Haywood, Peggy Norton-Rosko, William McCoy and John Tsaras to the board.

Marlon Haywood, ’10, M.S.Ed. ’12, Brings Diversity and Inclusion Experience to NIUAA Board

Haywood founded Urban Male Network, a nonprofit focused on mentoring young minority men in Chicago's inner-city.

Loyola Medicine’s Peggy Norton-Rosko, ’87, Joins NIUAA Board of Directors

The education Norton-Rosko received at NIU provided the foundation for her nursing success.

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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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