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  • Elementary Education Major Jessica Mamola Named NEIU Lincoln Laureate
    Jessica Mamola has been named the Northeastern Illinois University Student Laureate by the Lincoln Academy for the 2012 graduating class. This honor is awarded to one graduating senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities in Illinois for excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities. Mamola was recognized at a ceremony held in November at the Old State Capitol Building in Springfield, where she received a medallion, certificate of achievement and a monetary grant of $500. Read Article

  • College of Education Honored for Grow Your Own Teachers
    Over the last school year, the NEIU College of Education (COE) received recognition from two national organizations for its Grow Your Own Teachers program (GYO). The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) presented its 2012 Best Practice Award in Support of Global Diversity to the NEIU COE in February. In the fall, Excelencia in Education named NEIU's Grow Your Own Teachers program among the nation's top programs that increase bachelor's degree completion among Latinos. Read Article

  • Praying Mantis: More than Meets the Eye
    "Fundamentally, I was an NEIU student. I was the first in my family to go to college, I was an adult-returning student, and I worked full-time," said Frederick Prete, instructor, biology. While completing his doctorate in biopsychology at the University of Chicago, Prete came across a praying mantis on the steps outside of the John Crerar Library. "I was immediately fascinated by the animal and began my research on mantises in an unused lab in the basement of Green Hall," he said. Read Article