Category: Alumni

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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Public health alumnae recognized for international achievement

The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is honoring Lexie Williams, an undergraduate student who recently graduated from NIU with a B.S. degree in Public Health and minors in Business Administration and Deafness Rehabilitation. She served as a student vice-president for NIU’s Zeta Gamma Chapter. Williams was selected as the recipient of the…

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NIU earns honors for educating male nurses

Northern Illinois University recently received the “2017 Best Nursing School for Men in Nursing Award” from the American Association for Men in Nursing (AAMN) as for its commitment to preparing men to be nursing leaders. Since graduating its first male nurse in 1968, NIU has been at the forefront of educating with equity. Today, men…

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Dietetic intern alumnae makes headlines

NIU alumnae Meagan O’Connor was featured in an article in the Sept. 6 Chicago Tribune. ‘No more late-night Taco Bell:’ Cubs and White Sox nutritionists have own recipes for success By Phil Thomson Chicago Tribune How do you get a growing Cubs or White Sox player to eat his vegetables — or anything else that’s healthy? Cubs team nutrition consultant…

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Alumnus Randall Moore II named AANA CEO

Randall Moore II (’99), DNP, MBA, CRNA is the new Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), a professional organization representing over 50,000 certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA). According to a news release from the AANA, Moore has worked as the director of Perioperative and Anesthesia Services at Passavant Area Hospital…

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Alumnus named hospital employee of the month

From the Clinton Journal: Christopher Monkman of Clinton, Illinois was  named the May Employee of the Month at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Illinois.  Monkman has worked at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for six years. Monkman earned an associate of science degree from Heartland Community College and a bachelor of health science degree from Northern…

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