In The Spotlight

Sebastian Maniscalco is Up for the Challenge

After more than 20 years in Hollywood, Maniscalco has been having a banner year, with a new comedy special on Netflix, acting roles in several big-name movies, and a hosting gig at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Aug. 26.

David Gomel, President of Rosecrance, Inc., is on a Mission

When David Gomel was lucky enough to land an “in training” role with Rosecrance’s behavioral health services in Rockford, Illinois, while finishing his B.A. in Psychology at NIU in 1993, he thought it would be a filler job before starting a career.

Danielle Harris, ’13, Selected as a Fellow to the 2019 NELC Academy

Danielle Harris, ’13, has always had a penchant for overachieving, but even she is surprised by the strides she’s made in the world of employment law in the last few years.

NIU Alumnus named Director of National Tsunami Warning Center

Gridley built a career by thinking big for entities like Amoco Corp., Halliburton, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Industrial Research and Development Information System (IRIS), and the Office of Naval Intelligence. In December, Gridley was app

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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.

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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Student Stories

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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