College of Arts & Sciences
The College of Arts and Sciences is home to students and faculty engaged in one
of life's most rewarding quests--the pursuit of knowledge. Through the incorporation
of diverse ideas and disciplines into the curriculum, the College seeks to enrich
and enliven the learning environment. Helping students develop their individual
view of the world by acquiring scientific, social, and cultural awareness, the College
offers abundant opportunities for intellectual discovery.
NEIU Alum and Documentary Subject Named Executive Director of YMCA Program
Eduardo “Eddie” Bocanegra (BA Interdisciplinary Studies and Social Work 2012) has been appointed
Executive Director of Youth Safety and Violence Prevention at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago.
Bocanegra’s personal story and his work as a conflict mediator for CeaseFire were featured in the
award-winning 2011 documentary, The Interrupters, which had a special screening at NEIU in fall 2011.