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NIU Alumnus Uses Event Planning Expertise for Good

After two decades in business for himself, Dick Barton, who received his B.S. in Journalism from NIU in 1968, has reinvented himself a number of times. Since his first editing job as a reporter for the Daily Herald in west suburban Chicago. Barton has gon

The Deciding Factor: Scholarship recruits top student to NIU

An OMRON Electronics Scholarship made NIU the top choice for high-achieving engineering student Natalia Dmitruk.

First in the Family: Scholarship puts college education within reach

NIU Foundation Impact Scholarship propels engineering student to graduation

All About the Greater Good: Scholarship propels international student to career in public service

NIU Foundation Impact Scholarship propels engineering student to graduation

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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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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.

The Deciding Factor: Scholarship recruits top student to NIU

An OMRON Electronics Scholarship made NIU the top choice for high-achieving engineering student Natalia Dmitruk.

First in the Family: Scholarship puts college education within reach

NIU Foundation Impact Scholarship propels engineering student to graduation
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