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For the past 11 years, the recipients of NIU’s Forward, Together Forward Scholarships have embodied the spirit of those lost on Feb. 14, 2008. The scholarships are given each year to up to five students who demonstrate not only academic excellence but also strength of character, motivation, inspiration, integrity and high regard for others. The...
Five NIU students who excel in their academic and humanitarian pursuits were honored during a Sunday luncheon for the 2016 Forward, Together Forward scholars. Each receives a $4,000 non-renewable scholarship for the coming academic year. Peyton Gunnison As a member of the NIU Women’s Golf Team, Peyton Gunnison has more than a casual interest in...
Northern Illinois University announces the selection of five Forward, Together Forward Scholars who will receive a $4,000 non-renewable scholarship for the coming academic year. The 2016 scholarship recipients are: Peyton Gunnison, of Hartland Wis., a junior majoring in industrial and systems engineering with a minor in applied mathematical sciences. Bethlehem Hailu, of Wheaton, a junior majoring in family...
Anthony Roberts dreams of one day becoming an innovator and a notable engineer in the medical device industry. By all accounts, the senior who hails from Nigeria is on his way to making that dream a reality. “I believe that success as an engineer in this day and age requires technical competence and a combination...
Being a college student is just one of Tara Lenardi’s many roles. The senior from Lisle, Ill., is a busy mom, campus employee and community volunteer, all while maintaining a 3.92 cumulative grade point average. “Tara is an inspiration to a lot of women around her,” said Lee Ann Johnson, who worked with Lenardi at...
Lizy Garcia isn’t waiting for a degree to start working: the sophomore majoring in community leadership and civic engagement has been at it for years. Garcia was a member of the Huskie Service Scholars, which required 300 service hours her freshman year, and DREAM Action NIU, a student organization that advocates for the rights of...
Samantha Garbacz is a leader. Whether in class, in campus organizations, working a part-time job or volunteering, she has proven to be a leader at NIU. “Samantha won the NIU Leadership Award during her freshmen, sophomore, and junior year,” said Missy Lugo, NIU student success specialist. “This award recognizes student’s initiative, outstanding involvement, how they...
Courtney Crutchfield
Volunteering isn’t something Courtney Crutchfield does, it’s part of who she is. As a member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, Crutchfield is dedicated to helping others on campus and in the community. “Giving back to the community has also altered my mindset on volunteering,” said the sophomore from Manchester, Mo. “I think of volunteering...
Ashley Sands
The 2014-15 cohort of Research Rookies has been named. NIU’s Research Rookies Program links undergraduate freshmen, sophomore, and first-semester transfer students with faculty mentors in their major or area of interest to conduct a small-scale research project. A total of 49 NIU undergraduate students have been named as Research Rookies for the program’s fifth year...
Guadalupe Lopez
Guadalupe Lopez, a psychology major and 2013 Forward, Together Forward Scholar, is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education. The scholarships are awarded to Latino/a students in Illinois who exhibit outstanding commitment to learning, community service and leadership. Nearly 250 applicants were considered this year. Lopez and co-winner...
Forward, Together Forward!
Northern Illinois University honored the 2014 winners of the Forward, Together Forward Scholarships at a private luncheon Sunday. In honor of the five Huskies whose lives were lost Feb. 14, 2008, Forward, Together Forward scholars must demonstrate strength of character through traits such as a strong work ethic, motivation, inspiration, a high regard for others,...
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