Category: Alumni

Master of Public Health Alumni Spotlight: Larry Williams

NIU Master of Public Health graduate, Larry Williams,  DDS, MPH (’17)  is an associate professor in dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois (CDMI), Midwestern University, Downers Grove Illinois. We asked him about his work and why he pursued his MPH at NIU. What does your work entail?  I coordinate pre-clinical courses for 130 students in…

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Master of Public Health Alumni Spotlight: RaeAnn VanGundy

RaeAnn VanGundy (’15), received her M.P.H. specializing in Health Services Management. She works at Kendall County Health Department. We asked her questions about her experiences earning her degree: Why NIU’s MPH program to further your education? It is an accredited program that best fit my career goals and academic interest. The online classes allowed me…

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Master of Public Health Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Hueneke

Sarah Hueneke (’11B.S. ,’15 M.P.H.)  graduated with her M.P.H. specializing in Health Promotion. She currently works at the American Academy of Pediatrics as a Program Coordinator. We asked her about her education experience here at NIU: Why NIU’s MPH program to further your education? I graduated from NIU with my Bachelor of Science in public health and…

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Master of Public Health Alumni Spotlight: Katasha Charleston

Katasha Charleston (’06 B.S., ’12 M.P.H.) graduated with her M.P.H., specializing in Health Promotion. She is the Director of Continuing Medical Education at Advocate Health Care. We asked her about her education experience here at NIU: Why did you choose NIU’s M.P.H. program to further your education? I enjoyed my experience as an undergraduate in…

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Master of Public Health Alumni Spotlight: Anna Stevens

Anna Stevens (’12 M.P.H.) graduated with her MPH, specializing in Health Services Management, in Spring 2012. She currently works at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We asked her questions about her experiences earning her degree: Why did you choose NIU’s MPH program to further your education?…

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Marcus honored with national Medallion Award

Jacqueline B. Marcus (’72, M.S. ’79)  received the 2017 Medallion Award, a national honor from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Board of Directors during the October meeting of Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo. When the award was announced earlier this year, the NIU Alumni Association reported about Marcus’ honor. Here is the article: Jacqueline…

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SPL alumn in management role for Easter Seals

Valerie Heneghan (’13) is the speech department manager at Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley. Heneghan, a speech-language pathologist with a master’s Speech-Language Pathology from NIU, provides evidence-based assessment and intervention for children and their families. She works with them one-on-one to diagnose issues including feeding/swallowing, developmental delay, Autism, apraxia, stuttering, voice, language, executive functioning, and articulation disorders. She…

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Nursing alumnae receives promotion in Arizona

GlobalMed of Scottsdale, Arizona has made Gigi Sorenson its Director of Clinical Integration. Sorenson most recently spent 15 years at Northern Arizona Healthcare, Flagstaff Medical Center, where she was director of Telehealth & Community Connected Care. Sorenson has held clinical positions focused on cardiovascular health at Freeport Health Network, Rockford Cardiology Associates, Saint Anthony Medical…

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