In The Spotlight
During Huskies United, NIU Bands Together to Raise Funds, Empower Big Dreams
Alumni, faculty, staff, and friends unite to impact the future of NIU students in March!
I am Huskies United: Katryna Weingart, ’22
High school teacher and play director credits scholarships with helping her achieve her career dreams.
I am Huskies United: James McCue, ’22
Pell Grant recipient “feels good about the future.”
I am Huskies United: Zack Michelin, ’22
Scholarships made Michelin’s career change to accounting possible.
Upcoming Events Below
Music, Munch and Mingle (Phoenix, Arizona)
2 days away
12:30PM - 2:30PM Sat 25 Mar 2023, Mountain timezoneJoin us at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, for a "Music, Munch and Mingle" luncheon featuring Director of the NIU School of Music, Andrew Glendening, D.M.A.
White Sox vs. Cubs Spring Training Game
12:05PM Mon 27 Mar 2023, Mountain timezoneThe NIU Alumni Association returns to Arizona to watch the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs battle in a Cactus League showdown at 1:05 p.m. MT on March 27 at Sloan Park in Mesa.
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
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.
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.
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.