In The Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight: Ying Pei, M.B.A. '18

Ying Pei shares her leadership secrets with students through volunteer work.

New Tradition Lights Up Campus, Instills Pride

From miles around, passersby will see the outside of the Holmes Student Center tower lit with red lights on special days of commemoration or celebration.

David Joens, ’83, Brings History to Life as Director of Illinois State Archives

Joens’ background in records management and his understanding of both state and local government operations have helped him to lead the archives for the last 17 years.

Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Janota, ’10

Janota Helps Students Make Great First Impressions Through Mentorship

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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.

A Helping Hand: Lori Richards and Ken Newbaker Establish Scholarship

A generous gift from Lori Richards and Ken Newbaker provides scholarships to 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.
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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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