Category: Alumni

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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MLS alumna makes ’40 Under Forty’ list

Michelle Campbell (‘14) has been named one of Top Five among the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s 40 under Forty for achievements and leadership qualities, making a significant impact on the fields of pathology and laboratory medicine. Campbell, 24, began making achievements while earning her B.S. in Medical Laboratory Sciences at NIU, graduating summa cum…

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