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ALUMNI  NAVIGATING THE PATH NLU points to student success and professional achievement with new program

NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY • FALL 2015


Message From the President Dear friends,

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Founded on the belief that every student should have the opportunity to seek and complete his/her education, NLU continues to believe that education is the strongest path to equity and social mobility. Bringing new opportunities to students has driven our focus on innovative programming. An important and transformative new initiative that fulfills this principle is the Harrison Professional Pathways Program (Pathways Program), which welcomed nearly 100 first-time freshmen this fall.

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NLU’s Pathways Program is a response to the changing landscape of higher education. As a University, we have taken on the challenge of addressing barriers to access and student success. We are increasingly recognized as thought leaders in innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Our faculty are doing research on coaching and academic models that drive excellence and integrate technology. Our institution is hosting and participating in numerous conferences focused on improving academic outcomes and student success.

Institutional Advancement Staff

The Gates Foundation described NLU as a “positive deviant” and an exemplar of the “new urban university.” What is a new urban university? It is defined as a vibrant, innovative community serving institution that is focused on creating social and economic opportunity through the transformation of lives and communities; an institution that is defined by effective and innovative learning experiences, and competitively prepared alumni; and an institution that is committed to access, innovation, and excellence. NLU is innovative and bold enough to make “real change” happen. Our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends profoundly care about the University and are committed to its success. I believe this truly captures who we are as an institution, don’t you agree?

Reunion Brings Together 1940 and 2015........................................... 4 New NCE Dean is Ready to Build........... 5 NLU Shines in Florida............................... 6 Cheers, Chicagoland Alumni!................. 7 A New Pathway to Student Success....... 8 News and Notes .................................... 10

Carole Wood, Vice President of Institutional Advancement Genti Basha, Research and Prospect Analyst Karen Galea, Director of External Funding and Grant Development Danielle LaPointe, Director of Advancement Services Sandy Rai, Institutional Advancement Coordinator Brian Russell, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Brittany Yantos, Associate Director of Annual Giving

Managing Editor:

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Nicholas A. Love

James Richards IV

Alumni Relations nl.edu/alumni 312.261.3166 or alumni@nl.edu

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Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., President

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The First Word

“Being able to graduate from college shows how much I’ve made it in life and improved over time, and it is proof of the many achievements I’ve made.” - Diamond Jenkins ‘19 Pathways Student

“I picked National Louis because of its experience for teachers. I want to get a degree in special education, and my family told me that this is the best school for teaching, and I think that this will be a good school for that. My sister died last January of Prader-Willi syndrome, which is what is motivating me to work with special ed. students.”

We Have Their Backs

- Joy Cook ‘19 Pathways Student

By Jennifer Robin ‘06 M.A.T. in Secondary Education

The future depends on the potential of our young leaders. As a teacher at Uplift, a Chicago Public School, and a OneGoal program director, I have spent much of the past 10 years mentoring students, teaching them to be advocates for themselves on their journeys toward college graduation.

would take care of my students once they arrived on college campuses. I remember my own first experiences on a college campus as an undergrad, and although those memories are fond, I also remember being overwhelmed and not knowing whom to turn to for support.

Helping students get admitted into college, apply for the right scholarships and financial support, and prepare to be successful and persist once on a college campus is something I have always been extremely passionate about. When I found out that National Louis University, my graduate school alma mater, was hiring a student success coach to provide specialized support for newly admitted college freshmen, I decided to leave my position as a teacher to further pursue my passion at the post-secondary level.

I am beyond excited to be in this new role and have really hit the ground running in order to be ready to lead the inaugural class of the Harrison Professional Pathways Program to success. National Louis University’s leadership team, led by Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., has created a program that is affordable and convenient, while also challenging students and providing them with appropriate support — which is where I come in.

While working with high school seniors, I have often wondered who

The role of the Student Success Coach is to provide personal, professional and academic support to students throughout their time at NLU. All

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students start out by meeting with me and signing the NLU Student Success Promise, which outlines how students and the university work together to promote academic success. During this initial meeting, I also have students write out goals for the next four years as well as think ahead to write goals for the next 10 and 20 years. Although this might seem like a daunting task, I think it shows students that we expect a lot from them, as a university, but that we are willing to help them out each step of the way. Since most of the freshmen in this program are also the first generation of their families to go to college, it is important for them to know we have their backs and it’s not just “sink-or-swim” survival. At NLU we don’t just want our students to survive, we want them to find that leadership potential, so they thrive as alumni in the meaningful careers that shape our future.


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Reunion Brings Together 1940 and 2015 By Nicholas A. Love

Is there an NCE way? That was the big question at the 2015 National College of Education reunion. The reunion took place at the Woman’s Club of Evanston, just north of Chicago. The luncheon, open to all alumni of NCE, included a panel discussion featuring a recent graduate, a graduating senior, an alumna and two NCE faculty members, also alumnae. The discussion, facilitated by Diane Salmon, Ph.D., another NCE faculty member, examined the spirit of NCE, with a focus on Adaptive Cycles of Teaching (ACT), a teacher preparation model that combines cloud-based and video observation technology with intensive learningby-doing instructional experience.

After the NCE panel discussion, Diane Salmon, Ph.D., (left) and panel members posed for a quick picture. The panel included (from left) Sophie Degener, Ed.D., ‘90, Margaret Chudy ‘15, Maxine Weinman ‘15, Jennifer Gardner ‘03 and Debbie O’Connor, Ed.D., ‘11.

NCE’s ACT model allows for robust self-evaluation in addition to evaluation from peers and instructors, with the goal of keying in on the sorts of thinking that often go unnoticed in the process of learning to teach. Maxine Weinman ’15, B.A. in Elementary Education, shared her light-bulb moment as a student of NCE.

Doris Salmon reminisced about the joys of her experience at NCE, including dorm room pranks and private piano performances from the president of the college. But aside from hijinks and music performances, she identified the ways NCE prepared her for the profession of teaching. Most significant of all was that the duration of her four-year

“She started talking about National College of Education, and that’s where, I thought, I would learn to be a teacher of kindergarten.” - Doris Salmon ‘40 Retired Kindergarten Teacher

Watch the Doris Salmon ‘40 interview at

nl.edu/Reunion2015

“Part of what the ACT model taught me is that being talented at a subject does not mean it is easy to teach to others!” While the panel discussion reached forward into the NCE teacher preparation toolbox, the second feature of the day, a video interview with alumna Doris Salmon ’40, mother of Diane Salmon, reached much further back.

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training was twice as long as her teaching peers who graduated from other institutions. So is there an NCE way? Whether it’s incorporating the latest in teaching technology or insisting on two more years of higher education before sending teachers into the classroom, the National College of Education at National Louis has consistently demonstrated a culture of raising the bar on teacher preparation.


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New NCE Dean is Ready to Build

Robert Muller brings experience in management, education policy and innovation NCE Dean Fact Sheet  Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania, master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and B.A. from Amherst College  Over a decade in high-level positions at various federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education

Robert “Rob” Muller, Ed.D., a Harvard graduate, is no stranger to academic excellence. Muller has been appointed as Dean of the National College of Education at National Louis University. He will drive the overall strategic direction of NCE’s curriculum, staffing, student academic affairs, budget and fundraising. Muller has more than 25 years of experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, and has been engaged in education policy and practice at institutional, state and federal levels and worked on, among other topics, teacher effectiveness

and professional development, assessment and accountability, online and blended learning, and secondary-postsecondary transition and adult/workforce education. He earned his Ed.D. in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.A. from Amherst College. As state and federal education policies continue to evolve in the K-12 arena, Muller’s expertise in education policy and institutional management will be a tremendous asset to NCE faculty and students, and ensure academic excellence far into the future. “NLU has a long tradition of innovation in teacher education and has consistently been recognized for preparing teachers who help students achieve in the classroom,”

 Over a decade as a lecturer and adjunct professor in the Washington metro area  Three years as vice president for education at CNA, a national nonprofit providing applied research and analysis to policy makers  Expertise includes education policy, program development, change management and leadership.

said Muller. “As the new NCE Dean, I look forward to leveraging the college’s existing programs and building on promising developments in teacher education, including experiential and technology-based learning, as we continue to make a difference in K-12 education. Without a doubt, NCE is poised to grow.”

A big NLU thank you to Stuart Carrier, Ph.D., for serving as the interim dean for the National College of Education for the past two years. Carrier has served NCE for over 20 years with outstanding leadership and dedication. As he transitions out of the deanship, he will focus his skills on leading the School of Advanced Professional Programs within NCE.

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NLU Alumni Magazine

NLU Shines in Florida

Building out programs and reaching out to alumni By Nicholas A. Love

With new and emerging programs and a renewed effort to engage an enthusiastic alumni community, National Louis University’s successes in Florida have only just begun. NLU’s Florida Regional Center serves a broad group of communities in the Sunshine State, with cohort groups located in Manatee County on the west coast and all the way through to the Orlando area. Karen O’Donnell, Ph.D., who joined NLU this year as the Florida Executive Director, oversees the entire operation of the Florida Regional Center. Sometimes that means going out in the community to build relationships, one of her favorite parts of the job. Other times it means introducing or reviving NLU programs in Florida. New to NLU in Florida is an M.Ed. in Urban Teaching, soon to be offered through the National College of Education. Coming back to Florida is the face-to-face element of the College of Professional Studies and Advancement’s MBA program; a blended version of NLU’s MBA program is being offered this fall. Moving forward on these sorts of program changes adds more value

to NLU’s Florida offerings, benefiting both current and future students. Dedication to student success and program improvement in the NLU Florida community was on display at the commencement ceremony this past June. Held at The Coliseum, a historic venue located in downtown St. Petersburg, the 90 NLU students who walked in the ceremony included the Florida Regional Center’s first doctoral graduates. “Your face kind of hurt from smiling so much that night,” said O’Donnell. It’s the fantastic experiences like commencement that stick with alumni, and translate to the outstanding reputation NLU has among Florida community graduates. O’Donnell has experienced this alumni enthusiasm firsthand, so she’s reaching out to any alumni in the Florida area looking to join an informal advisory board. In Florida, it seems, there is always something to smile about.

If you are interested in supporting the work of alumni in Florida, please email Karen O’Donnell at kodonnell1@nl.edu

“Among our alumni we have an outstanding reputation – that’s one of the things that lights me up. Everywhere I go I meet an alum and they can’t stop talking about the wonderful experience they had at NLU.”

- Karen O’Donnell, Ph.D. Florida Executive Director

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Judah Viola, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Advancement, explained more of the reasoning behind the MBA program improvements in Florida: “The blended MBA in Florida is taking advantage of the best and most recent learning science by leveraging technology to maximize flexibility and access to content and resources for students when they are available. In addition, by meeting in person monthly, students are able to connect and engage with faculty and fellow students to learn and build their professional network for the future.”

You can watch the Florida

graduation ceremony at

nl.edu/Florida2015


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Cheers, Chicagoland Alumni! NLU’s Commencement Ceremony occurred on June 20, 2015, at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago, Illinois. The celebration included graduates from all of NLU’s Illinois campus locations, with National College of Education students graduating in the morning, and College of Arts and Sciences and College of Management and Business students graduating in the evening. Congratulations to the class of 2015, and welcome to the NLU Alumni Association.

nl.edu/AM2015grad

for the morning ceremony

nl.edu/PM2015grad for the evening ceremony

#NLUgrad2015

More From the Feed. Check out these commencement highlights taken by the newest members of our alumni community.

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A New Pathway to Student Success NLU responds to growing need to rethink higher education By Nicholas A. Love

Fall 2015 marks the beginning of a shift in the undergraduate experience at National Louis University. This is the inaugural year of the Harrison Professional Pathways Program (Pathways Program). The changing landscape of higher education requires this push into new territory. Many people are familiar with the problem of ballooning tuitions across the country. It’s the problem that gets most of the attention in the news and on social media. The second, lesser-known challenge facing universities is the growing prevalence of adult learners and first-time freshmen with significant family and financial obligations overtaking the traditional notion of what it means to be a full-time college student. With President Nivine Megahed, Ph.D., at the helm, National Louis University is forging on ahead of

these considerable challenges by way of the Harrison Professional Pathways Program, a program aligned with the NLU mission to provide access and opportunity for students through innovative teaching practices. “NLU’s answer to these issues related to access, to affordability and to post-secondary success was the Harrison Professional Pathways Program, and it’s through that program we looked for innovative solutions that would allow us to build out a curriculum that would meet the needs of the new diverse student learner that is seeking to get their education today,” Megahed said. The inaugural students of the Pathways program will be able to earn any one of NLU’s bachelor’s degrees at a significantly reduced tuition rate, while benefiting from flexible, technology-enhanced

curriculum and specialized student support staff. Innovative Teaching Practices The most innovative elements of the Pathways program occur during the first two years of the student’s education, where they will encounter a streamlined general education experience. Students will choose between three specialized preparatory tracks: education, business or standard general education. No matter which track students choose, they receive equivalent college credits on their way to an NLU undergraduate degree. In order to accommodate three different modes of general education attainment without compromising the quality of education at NLU, Pathways utilizes specialized technology and curriculum that provides students a more flexible learning experience. Instructors give specific direction to students

“National Louis University has been around for over 125 years. From the very beginning National Louis has been groundbreaking, and this innovative program is continuing that legacy.”

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- Stephanie Poczos, Director of New Undergraduate Initiatives


NLU Alumni Magazine Steering the Pathways Program, and More Aarti Dhupelia, previously the Chief Officer for the Office of College and Career Success at Chicago Public Schools, joined National Louis University as the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. In her new role at NLU, Dhupelia will tackle strategic direction for all new programmatic shifts that support undergraduate student growth and development, like the Harrison Professional Pathways Program. She brings a career’s worth of experience to her new role, including eight years of leadership in CPS. “National Louis is taking the lead as an innovator in creating new models for undergraduate education to make earning a college degree a reality for today’s students,” said Aarti Dhupelia. “That’s a passion and mission with which I’m truly aligned.”

based on competency levels indicated through feedback from the coursework completed individually. This ensures students master and move through concepts quickly, so that they get more attention in areas where they need academic improvement. In other words, no two students have to take exactly the same route to their degree. Providing students more control over their own path in the education process is seen as one of the keys to providing better access to higher education for those who are responsibility-laden. It’s the same reason that the Pathways program provides a blended learning environment, with faceto-face classes at NLU’s Chicago and Wheeling campuses in Illinois supporting student’s online learning.

Face-to-face time with instructors is not defined by lectures and PowerPoint slides but specialized instructional opportunities geared to develop deep understanding in students and to workshop knowledge that connects the dots between student learning and professional application. As students develop academic knowledge, their learning is cross-pollinated with professional development skills like collaboration, leadership and problem solving.

Intensive Student Support

Moreover, support can be found in the individualized guidance provided by the Student Success Coach, who is tasked with building out plans of action for success in the students’ personal, professional and academic lives. The coach will follow students through their academic careers and walk with freshmen all the way to graduation.

The second pillar of Pathways — student support — ensures that students get the personal attention they need from their instructors, the educational staff and their peers. “It’s designed to be a high-quality experience, with intensive student support,” Stephanie Poczos, Director of New Undergraduate Initiatives, said of the Harrison Professional Pathways Program.

Intensive student support starts with instructors and coaches, but it ends with the students themselves. The Pathways Program uses a cohort model to encourage student community building. Not only will students have opportunities to interact in student-life activities, but they will have consistent and regular opportunities to participate in a collaborative educational

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process, along with the students who surround them. This support has the potential to follow students into their professional lives as a cohort graduates together and becomes a network of professionals. Professional success is, ultimately, the goal of new initiatives like the Harrison Professional Pathways Program. With an incredible amount of student support and the kind of innovative teaching practices you can expect from an institution that has been pioneering and innovating since 1886, NLU is clearing the way for new college degree seekers to find the path from learning to graduation, and all the way to a meaningful career. Learn more about the Harrison Professional Pathways Program

nl.edu/pathways


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News and Notes Parvin Ahmadi ‘88, M.A.T. in Elementary Education, was selected as the next superintendent of the Castro Valley School Board in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sierra Chandler ‘15, M.A.T. in Special Education, was featured in the Rockford Register Star for her commitment to higher education, adding a master’s degree from National Louis University to her four degrees obtained at other higher education institutions.

Andrea Bailey ‘97, M.S. in Human Resource Management and Development, was elected to the Board of County Supervisors for Prince William County in Virginia.

Charlene Cobb ’06, Ed.D in Reading and Language, shared her expertise in elementary school vocabulary as part of a feature panel at the 2015 International Literacy Association Conference in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Caleb Balderston ‘12, M.A.T. in Secondary Education, married Rachel Alison Levy at the West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont.

Alyson Eisch ‘07, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, was appointed as the principal of Lakeview Elementary School in Wind Lake, Wisconsin.

Cindy Blair ’00, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, was featured in a Wheaton Warrenville Education Association Educator Spotlight in Patch for her dedication to lifelong learning.

Rinalda L. Farrar ‘94, M.S. in Management, was newly elected to the board of directors for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Library Alliance.

Rachel Bland ‘05, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, was named as the new principal at Stuart Paddock School in Palatine, Illinois.

Megan Forsythe ‘05, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, was hired by Rockton School District 140 as principal of Whitman Post Elementary School in Rockton, Illinois.

Diane Bourn ‘07, M.S. in School Counseling and ‘10 M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Nancy Davis ‘10, M.S. in School Counseling, Kerry O’Brien ‘00, M.A.T. in Elementary Education, and Sarah Schwartz ‘08, M.S. in School Counseling, all participated as judges for the 2014-2015 Daily Herald Academic Team, honoring extraordinary suburban high school students in Illinois.

Esperanza Gamboa ‘10, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, was spotlighted in the Sunday Profile of the Herald-Tribune for her career development efforts in migrant farmworker communities.

Shannon A. Brown ’91, B.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences, was elected to the March of Dimes Foundation’s national board of trustees.

Megan Gould ‘09, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, was appointed by the School District of Osceola County as the principal of Parkway Middle School in Kissimmee, Florida.

Angela Brown Burke ‘15, Ed.D. in Adult Education, is an elected official in Jamaica who participated with other leaders of major international cities in a Vatican workshop on climate change and modern slavery.

Melody Hackney ’00, M.S. in Management, was appointed as interim superintendent for the Hopewell City School Board in Hopewell, Virginia. Constantino Heckermann ’03, M.S. in Managerial Leadership, was featured by CBS Chicago for his leadership excellence and integrity as a police officer in Streamwood, Illinois.

Rosemarie Brubaker ‘15, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, was appointed as the superintendent for Aquin Catholic Schools in Freeport, Illinois.

Dave Howland ‘10, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, was recognized by the Atlanta Families’ Awards for Excellence in Education and received prizes to be used for innovative classroom projects and professional development.

Tye Bruno ‘05, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, was appointed as principal of Southwest Middle School in Lakeland, Florida.

Joanne Ivory ‘11, B.S. in Management, joined the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, as the associate dean of continuing education and director of business solutions.

Dana Jocic Burris ‘15, M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education, and Robert Burris ‘15, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, were married in July 2010 and graduated together this year from the National College of Education.

Keron Jean-Baptiste ’05, B.S. in Management, was appointed as the associate provost of the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus of St. Petersburg College in Florida.

Jackelyn Cadard ‘10, M.Ed. in Special Education and ‘13 Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision, was named as the new preschool coordinator for Downers Grove Grade School District 58 in Downers Grove, Illinois.

Terri Lozier ‘13, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, was appointed as assistant superintendent for secondary instruction and equity at Elgin School District U46 in Elgin, Illinois.

William Caron ‘11, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, was hired as the superintendent for Lemont-Bromberek School District in Lemont, Illinois.

Michael Lupa ‘11, M.A.T. in Secondary Education, joined

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NLU Alumni Magazine Whitehall Middle School in Whitehall, Michigan, as a special education teacher.

the director of special services for Libertyville School District 70 in Libertyville, Illinois.

Lia Maffett ‘95, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and ‘01 Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision, was appointed as the assistant principal of Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Florida.

Ian Overway ‘12, M.Ed. in Reading, joined Ferry Elementary School in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, as a first-grade teacher. Jennifer Pozzani ‘11, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, was inducted into the Northern Intercollegiate Conference Hall of Fame for her exceptional athletic achievements at Concordia University.

Jaclyn Marks ‘14, M.A.T. in Secondary Education, joined Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Illinois, as an algebra and geometry teacher.

Myra Richardson ‘03, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, was appointed as principal of Medulla Elementary School in Lakeland, Florida.

Jeffrey McHugh ‘15, Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision, was appointed as the principal of Cherokee Elementary School in Lake Forest, Illinois.

Holly Schlicher ‘10, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and ‘15 Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision, was appointed as the assistant principal for two elementary schools in School District 54, based in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Nicole McMorris ’11, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, ’12 M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision and currently a candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, was appointed as the district curriculum director for mathematics at Joliet Township High School District 204 in Joliet, Illinois.

Carolyn Schrock ‘89, M.Ed. in Early Child Leadership and Advocacy, announced her retirement as executive minister of the Church of the Brethren’s Missouri and Arkansas district.

Ana Montelongo ’09, M.Ed. in Language and Literacy, received a Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowship from the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Jennifer Seoane ‘12, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, was appointed as the new principal of Lake Louis School in Palatine, Illinois.

Barbara Meyer ‘09, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, was appointed as the division head of world languages, social science and English language learners at Buffalo Grove High School in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

Jake Shaver ’09, M.A.T. in Secondary Education, was hired as an assistant track and field and cross country coach for Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Clint Wisialowski ‘01, B.S. in Management and ‘03 MBA, was elected to the board of directors for the Cinema Advertising Council, a national nonprofit trade association.

Hina Naseem ‘98, M.A.T. in Elementary Education, was named a regional director of the Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, Inc., a regional nonprofit promoting educational and economic success for K-12 students.

Calvin Young ‘98, M.S. in Addictions Counseling, was featured for his work as a psychologist and lecturer in the Jamaica Gleaner.

Randall Needlman ’11, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, is the new principal at North Park Elementary School in Chicago.

In Memoriam

Barbara D. Oilschlager ‘86, B.A. in Applied Behavioral Sciences, was awarded the 2015 Ray Hartstein Trustee Achievement Award by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.

Joyce Masterson-Crook ’97, M.Ed. in Learning Disabilities and Behavior Disorders, passed away in August of 2015.

Christian Otto ’06, Ed.S. in School Psychology, was hired as

Luke Francis Naughton ‘94, B.A. in Management, passed away in August of 2015.

More from the NLU blog Visit blog.nl.edu to learn about Bradley Olson, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Professional Studies and Advancement, who won a victory in his human rights work against torture.

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