In The Spotlight

Elizabeth Nielsen, ’10, M.S. ’12, Ensures ‘Tiny Voices’ Are Heard

Nielsen takes pride in the fact that she provides a natural learning environment for her clients. With the use of the animals, her sessions are fun, engaging, and language-enriched.

Marisel Vera, ’81, Honors Puerto Rican Culture in The Taste of Sugar

Vera's second novel is a tale of love and endurance set in Puerto Rico on the eve of the Spanish-American War.

Beau Wangtrakuldee, M.S. ’13, Ph.D. ‘15, Creates Line of Women’s PPE

Wangtrakuldee received her M.S. and Ph.D. in chemistry from NIU and, while experimenting in the lab here, she had an accident that changed her life.

When Mike Menefee, ’71, Had Few Options, NIU Changed His Life

Menefee went on to a monumental career as a tenured professor and eventually an entrepreneurial consultant at University of North Carolina and Purdue University.

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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

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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