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Upcoming Alumni Events in 2016

Alumni events are a great way to connect with fellow graduates, build your professional network and engage with your alma mater. Join us!


Alumni Night at “Lounging” theater production and reception

Friday, July 22, 2016
8 p.m.
Filament Theatre
4041 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60641
(free parking in Sears’ lot)

Jim Blair’s “Lounging” returns for another run: One unforgettable day in an inner-city high school teachers’ lounge. Join us for a special alumni NEIU night at “Lounging” coupled with an alumni reception to follow. Written and directed by alumnus Jim Blair (M.A.T. ’68 English Literature) and produced by alumna Sasha Gerritson (B.A. ’94 Music). Reception co-sponsored by Jim Blair, Sasha Gerritson and the NEIU Alumni Association.


Purchase Tickets

Enter PROMO code NEIUALUMNI16 at checkout to receive $10 off each General Admission ticket. 

Special pricing for alumni night only $15 for general admission. Contact Jessica Mueller at with any questions.

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44th annual chuck kane scholarship golf event

Monday, August 8, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 North Milwaukee Avenue
Wheeling, Illinois 60090
Last year the Kane Outing raised $37,000 for student scholarships. This is the highest fundraising total for the outing. Since the Foundation has taken over the event in 2009 the event has raised over $250,000 for student scholarships. Alumni and friends can participate by golfing, sponsoring a hole and/or donating an auction item.

Day Includes:

  • 18 Holes
  • Putting Contest with a chance to win a cash prize
  • Chance to win $10,000 at our Hole-In-One contest
  • Silent Auction featuring many exciting items
  • Awards for all top foursomes
  • Box lunch, cocktail hour and dinner
Golf and Lunch: $135 per player
Golf, Lunch and Dinner: $200 per player
Dinner Only: $75

For questions or more information please call Heather Hynds, Office of Development, at (773) 442-4236 or


NEIU Law and legal professionals alumni reception

Thursday, August 11, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Del Frisco's
58 East Oak Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Please join us for the NEIU alumni law and legal professionals cocktail reception which will provide an excellent opportunity to network with NEIU alumni colleagues in Chicago and pre-law students from NEIU. Enjoy one hour of passed appetizers and two drink tickets (wine or beer) provided with registration. Cash bar is also available. $25/per person.


NEIU Washington, D.C., Alumni Happy Hour

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
5:00 - 7:30 p.m. (EST)
Logan Tavern
1423 P Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20005

NEIU D.C.-area alumni are invited to a Happy Hour networking reception. Meet and mingle with NEIU alumni who live and/or work near you. Parking options: Colonial Parking on P Street between 14th and 15th streets next to Lululemon and Pitango or at the Washington Plaza Hotel at 14th St. and Thomas Circle. Attire: Business. Don't miss this event! 













Thursday, August 18, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cornerstone Community Outreach
4628 North Clifton Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640

As someone who understands the transformative power of education, the Office of Alumni Relations and College of Education are asking you to help make a difference in the lives of students with extremely limited economic resources in our community.  Join the NEIUAA Backpack Drive to collect backpacks for 150 students from Cornerstone Community Outreach who are without permanent housing.

There are two easy ways to give:

  • Drop off backpacks at the Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Center, or
  • Donate funds and allow us to purchase supplies on your behalf (please be sure to select “Other” and designate your contribution as “Community Service-Back Pack.”) The average cost of a backpack is $25.

Thank you for giving back to the community! Donations will be accepted through August 18, 2016. If you would like to volunteer for backpack distribution, please contact our office.

Fun in the Sun Beach Cleanup

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
4400 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60640

What better way to celebrate the summer than by cleaning up our lake shore and smiling in the sun? Join us for an alumni, student and family beach day with community service and fun beach activities. All ages welcome; children must be supervised by an adult. We will be providing bus service from NEIU’s Main Campus to the site (students first come, first served; alumni as available).  You can either meet us at the bus at 9:40 a.m. in Lot D or you can meet us at the Montrose Beach House at 10 a.m.

After we clean up the beach, we will have lunch and then stick around to hang out, play volleyball or take a dip in Lake Michigan.  The bus will return at 1 p.m.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Rae Joyce Baguilat at or call (773) 442-4686. Pre-registration is required by August 17, 2016.


NEIU Alumni Association Appreciation BBQ

Thursday, August 25, 2016
5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
NEIU - Courtyard B
5500 North St. Louis Avenue 
Chicago, Illinois 60625

We want to THANK YOU for being an enhanced member of the Alumni Association and your unwavering support of student scholarships, mentorship and ongoing alumni programming. Please join us to celebrate a successful year, hear updates on the University and exciting news for the new year! By invitation only.




September 16 and 17
Various times
Northeastern Illinois University
Click your heels together three times and repeat after us!

And there is no better – or more important – time to come back. On September 16 and 17, join alumni, students, parents, faculty and friends for NEIU Weekend.

Bring the family to sway to the music, picnic on the Commons, win the bag toss, and add your voice to advocate for NEIU. On Saturday evening, get fancied up to celebrate incredible alumni at the very first Golden Gala and Alumni Awards night.  

Northeastern is navigating the ongoing Illinois budget with all our heart, brains and courage. We have joined forces with other universities and alumni across the state to advocate for public higher education.  We need YOU to come back, reconnect, have fun and show some love. After all, there’s no place like Northeastern.



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