Category: Alumni

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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Nursing school grad named to lists of NIU top alumni

Every year, the NIU Alumni Association recognizes 10 alumni for their professional accomplishments. Among the 2017 alumni award recipients recognized at the Thursday, May 4, banquet was Joyce Marie Barra, Ph.D., RN, who recieved her B.S. in Nursing in 1980. Barra is an instructor at Weber State University in Utah, where she teaches nursing courses…

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Family Child Studies graduate named Outstanding Young Alumni

  Every year, the NIU Alumni Association recognizes 10 alumni for their professional accomplishments. The 2017 alumni award recipients recognized at the Thursday, May 4, banquet included Mary P. Haynes, who earned her B.S. in Family Child Studies in 2012 and her M.S.Ed. in Adult and Higher Education in 2014. After completing her master’s degree at…

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Huskie alumna blazing a trail

Erin Fallis (’12) has received a commission to become a U.S. Army  Second Lieutenant and will be the first recipient of the military’s Healthcare Provider Scholarship Program (HPSP) for midwifery. After completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice and becoming a midwife, Fallis will begin her eight-year obligation to the U.S. Army – the first three of…

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Introducing the Audiology Alumni Board

Each year, a group of alumni from the NIU Audiology program travel from all over the country to share their knowledge, practices and experience with NIU audiology students and faculty. We asked some of our alumni board members for their thoughts on our program. Here’s what they had to say: Rachel Magann Faivre, Au.D, (’14) Hearts…

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NIU nurse alumna joins medical mission in Haiti

Angela Spahr (’13) recently participated in a medical mission to Haiti. She traveled with a healthcare team as part of CHAMPS: Connecting Hope and Medicine to People in Haiti. The created rural clinics and provided medical care to Haitians in Croix de Bouquet and Mirabalais. Angela raised the money she needed to participate in the…

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