In The Spotlight

Living the Dream

L.A. Chargers Head Coach Brandon Staley and Wife Amy Staley, ’07, Bring Huskie Values to Football and Family

Peter Pierro, ’50, M.S. ’57, Ed.D. ’66, Shares 96 Years of Wisdom With Latest Book

After serving in WWII and finding years of success as a professor, coach and author, Pierro says he is still learning every day.

High School Spanish Instructor Kimberly Radostits, ’07, Named Illinois Teacher of the Year

'Ms. Rad' hopes to use this platform to advocate for students who are at risk of not graduating on time.

Joan Bottarini, ’93, CFO of Hyatt Hotels Shares Wisdom About Hospitality

Hyatt executive and fellow alumna discuss impact of NIU during COB Wednesday Night Wisdom webcast

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Donor Stories

Giving From the Heart: Dave and Sherry LaCerra

LaCerras give back through estate plans

University Librarian Alex Wenner Understood the Power of Legacy

Alex Wenner established an endowment to provide the Gisela Wenner Memorial Scholarship in the NIU School of Nursing.

Professor Provides Best Lab Experience

An estate gift from Dr. Allen Staver provides state-of-the-art technology.
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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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