NIU Alumni Association

Student Stars

Featured Students

  • Meet Eddie

    Last year, Eddie Garcia was parking cars and stacking boxes to pay for his NIU education. Today, thanks to...

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  • Meet Giselle

    An NIU Foundation Impact Scholarship changed pre-med student, Giselle’s, path forever.

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  • Meet Louie

    Thoughtful marketing major, Louie Zmich, dreams of becoming a business teacher. Thanks to the inspiration he’s gleaned from successful...

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  • Meet Shekinah

    What could inspire a college student to be so grateful? Watch and see.

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  • Patrick Price

    When presented with a fork in the road, Patrick Price considered the standard route, then looked at the road...

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  • Milo Barsanti-Gonzalez

    Milo Barsanti-Gonzalez ('14, Time Arts) is a busy student, but he always finds time to notice his fellow NIU...

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  • Jenna Binversie

    The greatest opportunities lie at the intersection of a dream and a need in society. Psychology major Jenna Binversie...

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  • Kevin Coffee

    “Mr. Coffee,” as his 4th grade students call him, came to NIU undecided about his major–and his life’s path....

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  • Emily DeBisschop

    An NIU Foundation Venture Grant helped engineering major Emily DeBisschop travel to Tanzania with her fellow “Engineers without Borders”...

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  • Larry English

    Dedication, teamwork, and persistence pay off. So does the generosity of donors. As an NIU alumnus, Larry English has...

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  • Huskie Football Team

    The NIU Huskie football team took time away from the GoDaddy.com bowl festivities to visit children in the USA...

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  • Moonja Jeong

    Scholarship allows gifted vocal student to stay at NIU Once you hear Moonja sing, you’ll understand why her professors...

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  • Light Up Africa

    Light up Africa is a group of NIU students whose ingenuity could help light an entire continent. As part...

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  • Ali Whitecotton

    “I’ll never forget the day I first stepped into Barsema Hall. I knew I was entering a new world.”...

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  • Evan Wittke

    Evan Wittke spent the last three semesters helping find a cure for cancer. Not bad for a sophomore! As...

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  • Jose Zaragoza

    Award-winning math teacher, scholarship kept him at NIU Today, Jose Zaragoza is an award-winning teacher at Neuqua Valley High...

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