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Bernard J. Brommel (right) poses in front of Bernard J. Brommel Hall with his sons Bradley (left) and Blair.

Northeastern Illinois University professor emeritus, philanthropist Bernard Brommel dies at 88

2 days ago

Bernard J. Brommel, who taught at Northeastern Illinois University for 28 years and in retirement became one of the institution’s most generous donors, died Sept. 22 at his home in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was 88 years old. He is survived by his partner of more than 20 years, Carl Ratner, as well as his children Michaela, Brian, Debra, Brent, Brad and Blair. Funeral plans are pending, and a Northeastern memorial service will be announced at a future date.
An elevated view of the University Commons pathways and Bernard Brommel Hall

Northeastern welcomes 13 new tenure-track faculty members

4 days ago

Northeastern Illinois University’s new tenure-track faculty members were introduced at the Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 20. “It is a pleasure to welcome these 13 new members of the faculty to the Northeastern community at the same time we welcome new President Gloria J. Gibson,” Acting Provost Wamucii Njogu said. “These professors are committed to serving our students from the time they arrive to the day they graduate. I look forward to seeing all that they accomplish.” Here are the 13 new members of the faculty for the Fall 2018 semester.
Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient Billy Ocasio

Northeastern honors Billy Ocasio with Outstanding Alumnus Award

6 days ago

Northeastern Illinois University presented National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture Chief Executive Officer Billy Ocasio with the Distinguished Alumnus Award during the Golden Gala Alumni Awards on Sept. 15 in Alumni Hall. The award is the highest honor the University bestows upon alumni. As is tradition for winners of the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Ocasio (B.A. ’92 Board of Governors) will deliver remarks to the graduates during Commencement on Dec. 16.

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