In The Spotlight

William “Dre” Buchanan, ’99, Recognized for Alumni Achievement in the Arts

Buchanan credits NIU with teaching him the importance of networking and learning from those who are from different backgrounds.

IBM Innovator Matt Price, ’09, Receives Alumni Achievement in the Sciences Award

As a client success manager, Price works with customers to ensure they get value out of their investment with IBM.

Dr. Robert Sobel, '98, Ph.D. '04, Brings Flavor to Role at FONA International

Sobel's team specializes in "industrial innovation," where patented and proprietary flavor technologies are developed.

Tina Thomas, ’75, Flies High as Owner of Poplar Grove Airport

Inspiring young people and women to follow their dreams of flying is immensely satisfying for Thomas.

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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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