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ABC, CBS News Feature NLU Veterans, Criminal Justice Programs Veterans program director Dixon received state award; program director Schak offered analysis in criminal case

Stacey Dixon, National Louis University.

Stacey Dixon, Ed.D., serves as director of veteran student support services at National Louis University.

National Louis University experts were featured by television news shows this past weekend. One discussed veterans and Veterans Day while the other provided expert analysis on a criminal case.

ABC7 Eyewitness News interviewed Stacey Dixon, Ed.D., director of student veteran support services, and Stephen Curda, Ph.D., assistant professor and senior advisor to the president for veterans’ education. Curda is away from NLU currently after Governor Rauner appointed him director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs in June. Both discussed Honor 200, a project of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission to honor 200 veterans who have continued to volunteer and serve their communities since leaving their active duty status. Dixon is one of the 200, and will be honored Dec. 3 at the United Center.

See the ABC7 video of Stacey Dixon and Steve Curda here.

Richard Schak, National Louis University.

Richard Schak, director of National Louis University’s Criminal Justice program, is a frequent expert analyst on CBS Chicago news.

CBS2 reporter Brad Edwards interviewed Richard Schak, director of National Louis University’s Criminal Justice program. Edwards was investigating a case in which a judge allowed a defendant on trial for sexually assaulting a disabled woman to post an extremely low $400 bond. Two other   judges had denied bond to the defendant, who drove a Pace bus the disabled woman rode to a suburban non-profit to receive help and services. The woman is in her 30s but functions as a six-year-old, Edwards’ report said. Schak took issue with the low amount of the bond, calling it “reprehensible.”

See the CBS2 article featuring Richard Schak.