Students helping students
When Byron Terry earned a Class Gift Scholarship, the award came as a tremendous relief. The $450 scholarship helped to pay for books, supplies and fees.
Extra credit: A partnership with Amundsen High School
When Anna Pavichevich took over as principal of Amundsen High School in July of 2012, the school had been on probation for 11 years. Families were choosing to put their children on city buses to attend high schools with better reputations rather than the one in their own Lincoln Square neighborhood on the North Side of Chicago. And the students who did attend Amundsen were struggling with their academics and attendance.
A world of travel opportunities
Terrie Albano loves journalism and literature. She loves them so much, in fact, that she won four awards from the National Federation of Press Women for her writing and editing. But with the honors also came a problem: Albano, an Interdisciplinary Studies undergraduate student who is concentrating on English, couldn’t afford to go the annual conference in Anchorage, Alaska, to receive her awards and present her work.
Building a foundation for success
As a professor in Northeastern Illinois University’s Department of Educational Inquiry and Curriculum Studies, Nicole Holland is passionate about the success of her students. But she knows firsthand that success in a university classroom doesn’t happen without plenty of preparation.
The people side of business
When you ask Michael Bedell what he loves most about Northeastern Illinois University, his answer is simple. “It’s the people,” he said. “When you walk down the halls, the students, the staff, the faculty members you pass are all so diverse. This university is remarkable. There is a learning opportunity every day due to its diversity.”
Northeastern Illinois University receives largest GEAR UP partnership grant in the U.S.
Northeastern Illinois University, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) District 299, has been awarded a $40 million grant over seven years by the U.S. Department of Education to help at-risk students prepare for success in postsecondary education. Under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program, the U.S. Department of Education awarded 41 grants across the county, totaling $82 million.
Northeastern professor Ana Gil-Garcia on a mission to Saudi Arabia
Ana Gil-Garcia sure knows how to make an exit. In the month before her Sept. 5 departure to spend the academic year teaching at Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, the Northeastern Illinois University education professor learned she had won three awards:
My Journey To A Ph.D. Program At The University Of Chicago
This past fall, I began a new life as a Ph.D. student in history at the University of Chicago. To become a fully funded historian-in-training at one of the world's top programs was hardly something I would have predicted for myself just a few years ago. I owe this unique opportunity to the rigorous and nurturing experience that I had as an MA candidate at Northeastern Illinois University.
Alumni Highlights: Class Of 2013, Master Of Arts In English Literature
Abigail Harris was a Distinguished Student Speaker at the Graduate Recognition Ceremony of Fall 2013. She graduated with a 4.0 GPA from the Master of Arts in English Literature program. Abigail has presented on a panel at the DePaul Graduate Student Conference, participated in a Research Symposium, and composed a thesis on nineteenth-century women writers and feminist recovery work. The fragments of her speech follow.
Alumni Highlights: Class Of 2013, Master Of Arts In TESL
Kate Adams was a Distinguished Student Speaker at the Graduate Recognition Ceremony of Fall 2013. She completed her M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language this past summer. She currently teaches English to international students at the Illinois Institute of Technology and is a writer and editor in educational publishing.