In The Spotlight

Divya Behl, '05, M.S. '08, Joins NIU Alumni Association Board

Behl expresses gratitude for NIU experience impacting her professional career

Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Hartig, '82, M.B.A. '84

After a fulfilling career in business, alumnus gives back through various volunteer opportunities

Volunteer Spotlight: Cherese Johnson, ’15, M.B.A. ’17

Johnson “lifts as she climbs,” giving back to students and the university where she began. 

Linda Sapochak, ’88, Retires from NSF, Leaves Legacy of Science Mentorship

After three decades of scientific research experience in academia, industry and national laboratories, she looks toward her next adventure—retirement!

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Donor Stories

Donor Spotlight: Jason Kaye, ’19

Utilizing his company’s matching funds program, Kaye makes an enormous impact!

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
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Student Stories

Student Spotlight: Jacy Rogers

Fanny Ruth Patterson Scholarship recipient helps peers, enjoys getting involved on campus.

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.
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