In The Spotlight

Transforming Leadership: Joe Vrankin, '88, Balanced His Life and Became a Better CEO

Vrankin reassessed what was truly important and is now a better leader, husband, father and friend.

NIU Scholarships Inspired Rachel Pawlisz, '05, to Volunteer for Student Success

Pawlisz participates in remote volunteer opportunities to increase student and alumni engagement.

Michelle Rothmeyer, M.S.Ed. '10, Ed.D. '20, Credits NIU With Career Success

Rothmeyer cites two faculty members as influential in her success

Matthew Zediker, M.S.Ed. '08, Ed.S. '22, Brings 21 Years of Experience as Yorkville's New Superinten

Zediker was inspired by his father who was an impactful teacher and coach.

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Donor Stories

Donor Spotlight: Krista Krepp '14

Attorney establishes scholarship for Mock Trial students, credits program with building her skills

A Legacy Of Love: Mary Chiappetta, '77, Honors Late Husband John, '77, With Scholarship

Couple met at NIU, were married for 25 years before John's death from brain cancer

Donor Spotlight: Sally Stevens

Stevens served as secretary to six NIU presidents, from 1964 to 1996, and has generously given to NIU

Student Stories

Student Spotlight: Christina Annerino

Presidential Scholarship recipient plans to graduate with two bachelor's degrees in May

Student Spotlight: Andrea Carranza

Scholarships help first-generation student continue her NIU education

Student Spotlight: Alexis Mitchell

Meteorology student receives scholarships to help reach her goals