After a campaign championing education and an election night full of drama, National Louis University alum Mary Edly-Allen ’16 has taken her seat in the Illinois House of Representatives. Continue reading
When Hurricane Harvey was ravaging Houston in 2017, National Louis University alum Bernada Baker ’15 went to drop off donations. Through that act, Baker, who earned her Ph.D. in Community Psychology at NLU, met a baby who has changed her life. Continue reading
National Louis University alum Lamont Robinson Jr., who earned his MBA in 2012, won election to the Illinois House of Representatives in the Nov. 6 election. He’ll represent Illinois’ 5th District, a long, narrow swath that runs from the Near North Side south to 79th Street on the South Side, largely centered around State Street and Michigan Avenue (see map). The seat became vacant when Rep. Juliana Stratton agreed to run for lieutenant governor on gubernatorial hopeful JB Pritzker’s ticket, a gamble that paid off when they won last Tuesday. Continue reading
Congratulations to National Louis University alum Kennan Daoudi, M.A.T. ’15, whose love of teaching, foreign languages and international cultures is taking him far.
Daoudi, 27, received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. He will be working with local teachers in Algiers, Algeria at its polytechnic school helping Algerian university students improve their English. His mission also includes strengthening cultural connections between the U.S. and Algerian people. Continue reading
(This story was submitted by Darrell Williams and written by Marcus Johnson, public affairs specialist at Defense Information Systems Agency)
Darrell Williams, chief of military personnel in the DISA Operations Center, received the Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award during the 109th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) National Convention in San Antonio July 17.
The award recognizes individuals who distinguish themselves by promoting the tenets of civil and human rights, equal opportunity, human relations and public service.
Williams earned the prestigious award for promoting civil rights, and was honored alongside fellow recipients from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard Bureau.
The curtain is going up on “Frances, My Mensch,” a short play written by recent National Louis University graduate Lucy Pabst, on Friday, Aug. 17 during a play festival at the Skokie Theater. It is one of three plays written by students or graduates of the M.S. in Written Communication program to be produced recently on Chicago-area stages. Continue reading
When NLU alum Kimberly Bermudez ’16 sat down on a Southwest Airlines flight to Florida and a friendly seatmate asked her what she did for a living, she never could have imagined what happened next.
Bermudez, who earned her Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education, told the stranger how concerned she was about her students at Chicago’s Carlos Fuentes Elementary School, according to the Washington Post, USA Today and the Today Show. The parents had so little money that they would go without to help their children, she said, but even so, some children were homeless and others lacked necessities. She said teachers at the school dug into their own
pockets to help. Continue reading
Before the days of hashtags, smartphones and streaming services, John Sonnenberg ’11 was an educator with a vision for how tech can transform the classroom.
“I got into this technology stuff in the early 80s before schools even had technology directors,” he said.
Sonnenberg’s talents didn’t end at modems and floppy drives. This techie’s passion for innovation matches his experience in the classroom. “I’ve done almost everything in education,” he explained. Continue reading
Teaching students indoors, teaching students outdoors — as long as it’s early childhood education, Judy Derpack ’96 is in her happy place.
For Derpack, it all started inside a National Louis University (NLU) classroom on a campus near her hometown of Naperville, Ill. NLU fit her passions perfectly.
“The school’s philosophy best matched mine. I really wanted an early childhood degree rather than the elementary education degrees at other universities,” she explained.