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Alum credits NIU with hotel management success, gives back   Jeff Wolff started at Marriott as a bus boy about 45 years ago while still in high school and now travels throughout the world, working with more than 5,000 hotels. A vice president for Market Operations and Guest Experience at Marriott International, Inc., Wolff has never...
“I’m a First-Gen College Student” will bring together first-generation students, faculty, staff and recent alumni with Welcome Events from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 4 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 5 at Founders Memorial Library. To help launch the program, we’re telling just some of the many first-generation stories here at NIU....
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is currently accepting site supervisor applications for the Huskie Service Scholars (HSS) program for the 2016-2017 academic year. The deadline is Sunday, Jan. 31. Registration is available online. HSS provides opportunities for first-generation or low-income freshmen or first-semester transfer students to engage on campus and in the...
Campus Life Building
Being the first person in your family to attend college can be a stressful experience. Family might not be able to provide guidance about successfully navigating campus life. There might be a sense of pressure or responsibility to do well. It might be difficult to feel integrated socially and academically. One of the main factors...
Huskie Service Scholars
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is currently accepting applications for the Huskie Service Scholars (HSS) program for the 2015-2016 academic year. HSS is a program for new first-generation or low-income freshmen or transfer students who enjoy serving in the community. In addition to seeking first-year students, or fellows, HSS is also accepting applications...
Parent University
Educating families on the college is essential for the success of students. That is why FAST (First-generation Aspire to Succeed Together), in collaboration with the Adela de la Torre Honor Society, is bringing Parent University to help educate parents in the local community on the high school and college experience. FAST is the NIU student...
Denise Schoenbachler
A group of 40 inner-city high school students visited NIU Monday to glimpse the possibilities that college could provide. The day included a question-and-answer session with NIU College of Business Dean Denise Schoenbachler, a chance to speak with admissions counselors and financial aid experts and even a few words of welcome from NIU President Doug...