Northeastern Illinois University President's Report 2019

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Letter from the President

During our 152-year history, Northeastern Illinois University has pursued a vision of higher education to transform and prepare our students to make positive, lasting impacts on our communities and world. This strong commitment to our students and communities is deeply rooted in our mission and values, which you will find evident within the pages of this year’s President’s Report. You will also see throughout this report that we have made strategic investments in our faculty and staff, our academic programming, and our student experiences that embrace the spirit of Northeastern. We also continue to proceed with confidence and purpose as the University advances two of my top priorities: access/opportunity and student success. Our commitment to excellence has been recognized as well. Northeastern ranks high on the lists of best colleges and universities in a number of categories, and the learning environment we provide our students is as vibrant as ever. Our 152-year-old story is one of both resilience and evolution. We’ve never stood still, and we’ll never stop getting better.

This drive to excel is motivated and strengthened by the richness of our University community. The students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and donors who propel us toward success make up the heart of our institution, and I am forever grateful to all of you who so proudly support our cherished university. While this year’s President’s Report doubles as a look back at an eventful year, it also serves as a preview of what’s to come. Within the stories and reports you are about to read you will find the building blocks of a bright road ahead. I can’t wait to see what the future holds in store for us. Very best wishes,

Gloria J. Gibson, Ph.D. President, Northeastern Illinois University



University Leadership Established by the State of Illinois, the Board of Trustees has the authority and responsibility to operate, manage, control and maintain Northeastern Illinois University.

Jim Palos

George Vukotich

Sherry Eagle


Vice Chair


Marvin Garcia

Ann Kalayil

Charles Serrano

M.A. ’08

B.A. ’82

Carlos Azcoitia

Barbara Fumo M.A. ’87

Jonathan J. Stein M.A. ’08

Fatima Siddiqua Student Trustee

President’s Cabinet Together with President Gibson, the Cabinet oversees the implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan by promoting leadership in specific operational areas. Organized to promote the University’s mission, individually and collectively they support student learning, teaching and research; optimize and secure financial resources; and engage the broader community. Gloria J. Gibson, President Dennis Rome, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Daniel López, Jr., Vice President for Student Affairs Melissa Reardon Henry, Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel Liesl Downey, Vice President for Institutional Advancement Mike Dizon, Chief of Staff and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Suleyma Perez, Senior Executive Director for Government Relations Arnold Henning, Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration Ann McNabb, Interim Associate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer John Fraire, Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services

Front row, left to right: Melissa Reardon Henry, Daniel López, Jr., Dennis Rome, Gloria Gibson, Liesl Downey, Mike Dizon Back row: Suleyma Perez, Ann McNabb, John Fraire, Arnold Henning



neiupresident Gloria J. Gibson, Ph.D. As the 7th president of Northeastern Illinois University, I’m committed to the success of our students as well as the mission of our University. #neiu

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Highlights New Appointments

DENNIS ROME, PROVOST Dr. Dennis Rome is the new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Rome previously served as the Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. In June 2018, Rome took over for Acting Provost Wamucii Njogu, who retired that month. A graduate of Lane Tech College Prep High School, Rome is a product of Chicago Public Schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Bradley University, his master’s degree from Howard University and his Ph.D. from Washington State University. All of his degrees are in Sociology.


INTERIM ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT SERVICES In October 2018, Dr. John Fraire was named Interim Associate Vice President for Enrollment Services. During the previous three years, Fraire served as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs at Portland State University. Prior to that he spent almost eight years as Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment at Washington State University, where he helped to increase freshman enrollment by nearly 30 percent.




Last summer, Arnold Henning was named Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration. Henning retired in 2016 from Marian University in Wisconsin, where he served as Vice President for Business and Finance. Prior to that, he was the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer of the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston.

In August, Steven Harris began serving as Dean of Libraries. Harris comes to Northeastern after serving as an Assistant Dean at the University of Nevada, Reno since 2013. He has had a 30-plus-year career in university libraries throughout the country, first earning tenure at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In addition he has held several leadership roles in the American Library Association and its divisions, including the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).




Master of Public Health leads list of new offerings

Faculty receive teaching, research awards

Beginning in Fall 2019, Northeastern Illinois University began offering a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.). This 42-credit-hour degree program covers a broad range of public health issues and will be taught in a hybrid of on-campus and online courses. It is taught by a team of faculty members across disciplines to provide a unique, generalist approach to the field.

In October, Northeastern selected Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies Laurie Fuller as the 2018 recipient of the Audrey Reynolds Distinguished Teaching Award. Professor Emerita of Linguistics Audrey Reynolds established the award to be given annually to a tenured member of the Northeastern faculty who best demonstrates distinguished teaching.

The program is headed by Department of Health Sciences and Physical Education Chair James Ball and Associate Professor Jennifer Banas, who also serves as coordinator of the Community Health program.

In April, Professor of Psychology Ruth (Breckie) Church was honored with Northeastern’s 2019 Bernard J. Brommel Distinguished Research Professor award. The late Bernard J. Brommel, Professor Emeritus, established the award to be given annually to the tenured or tenure-track member of the Northeastern faculty who best demonstrates excellence in research and scholarship.

“As we learn more about social determinants of health and their impact on health-related quality of life," Banas said, "the preparation of a diverse group of public health professionals who are knowledgeable about these intersecting determinants is essential to improving health outcomes for populations more susceptible to health disparities and health inequities.” New certificate programs were also launched this year, including the Addiction Counseling Certificate and the Graduate Certificate in Public Health. Additionally, Northeastern revised its Master of Arts in Inner City Studies and has renamed it the Master of Arts in Urban Community Studies.

Three staff members receive 2019 Employee Excellence Awards Northeastern Illinois University established an excellence award program to acknowledge, honor and reward employees. Nominations were submitted by co-workers, faculty or self-nominations. Once submitted, all nominations were reviewed by the Employee Excellence Award Committee, which chose the awardees based on their contribution to student success; demonstration of overall excellence in work performance; deliverance of consistent and quality service; creative problem solving and initiatives; and commitment to fostering growth through leadership and teamwork. NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY I 2019 PRESIDENT’S REPORT

We are pleased to announce the following employees are the recipients of the Administrative and Professional/Civil Service Annual Employee Excellence Awards for 2019: Oscar Cazares, Civil Service, Academic Affairs Lisa Wallis, Administrative and Professional, Library Jeanette Hernandez, Civil Service, World Languages and Cultures (as shown above)



Highlights GOODWIN DISTINGUISHED LECTURE BRINGS OLYMPIAN, ENVIRONMENTALIST Three-time Olympic gold medal track and field athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee visited NEIU to give a talk titled “An Evening with Jackie Joyner-Kersee” as the University presented the fourth installment of the Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series on Sept. 11, 2018. Dubbed “The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century” by Sports Illustrated, Joyner-Kersee is second to none. She won six Olympic medals (three gold, one silver, two bronze) and four World Champion titles over four consecutive Olympic Games. Both President Gloria J. Gibson and JoynerKersee were born in East St. Louis, Ill. Joyner-Kersee talked about her background, drive and motivation before an audience primarily made up of students, faculty and staff. In 1988, Joyner-Kersee established the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, which provides youth, adults and families with the resources to improve their quality of life with special attention directed to East St. Louis. 8

On Feb. 25, 2019, environmental activist Erin Brockovich participated in “An Evening with Erin Brockovich” also as part of the Daniel L. Goodwin Distinguished Lecture Series. Brokovich, who was made famous by the Oscar-winning movie about her work on a lawsuit against Pacific Gas and Electric, talked about her new work on connecting communities affected by cancer clusters and toxic contamination. “There is nothing wrong with disruption,” Brockovich said. “It wakes you up. We are in a time of disruption. Don’t be afraid of it. It gets you up off the couch. It gets you motivated.” As president of Brockovich Research & Consulting, Brockovich is currently involved in numerous environmental projects worldwide. She has requests for her help in groundwater contamination complaints in every state of the U.S., as well as Australia and other international hotspots. Brockovich is currently working on cases in California, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Illinois and Missouri. The lecture series supports freedom of speech by providing prominent thinkers representing all sides of issues to the University for presentations.

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Northeastern honors Billy Ocasio with Outstanding Alumnus Award Northeastern Illinois University presented National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture Chief Executive Officer Billy Ocasio with the Distinguished Alumnus Award during the Golden Gala Alumni Awards on Sept. 15, 2018, in Alumni Hall. The award is the highest honor the University bestows upon alumni. As is tradition for winners of the Distinguished Alumnus Award, Ocasio (B.A. ’92 Board of Governors) also delivered remarks to the graduates during Commencement on Dec. 16, 2018.

Remembering Bernard J. Brommel, Dame Libby Komaiko Bernard J. Brommel, who taught at Northeastern for 28 years and in retirement became one of the institution’s most generous donors, died Sept. 22, 2018. Soon after retiring, Brommel began making large donations to Northeastern, becoming the NEIU Foundation’s first million-dollar donor and eventually contributing more than $2.5 million. In recognition of Brommel’s continuing generosity, Northeastern named the Science Building after him in 2010. Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater and Chicago’s dance community family mourned the passing of Founder Dame Libby Komaiko. Komaiko died at 69 on Feb. 2, 2019. For more than 50 years, Dame Libby Komaiko’s extraordinary career embodied art, education and cultural integrity. Her passionate advocacy of culturally specific art was well known, and her devotion to higher education recognized by artists and educators throughout Chicago.

Nov. 1, 2018: Northeastern Illinois University founds the Golden

Feb. 15, 2019: Project Success celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Opportunity Scholarship that will cover up to the full cost of tuition and fees for qualifying freshmen beginning in Fall 2019. The scholarship is founded with the assistance of the Illinois AIM HIGH grant program, which contributed $25 million to Illinois public universities.

Project Success is a two-year academic support program. Established in 1968 to recruit and retain African American students, the program provides academic, social and emotional support services to help students navigate the complexities of higher education.

Dec. 3, 2018: U.S. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez donates his Congressional

March 11, 2019: The Council on Accreditation and Council on

archive to Northeastern. Gutiérrez’s collection includes legislative files, press releases, articles, bills, floor speeches, awards and photos. It is expected that many of the documents in the archive will relate to his work on immigration reform.

Social Work Education grants initial accreditation to Northeastern’s Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program.

Jan. 11, 2019: Northeastern and its new partner, Black Ensemble Theater, presents Jackie Taylor’s Anti-Racism Drama Series and a theater residency program at the University from January through March of 2019.

April 16, 2019: The new Student Emergency Fund helps Northeastern students struggling with housing insecurity, unexpected medical hardships and job loss that might derail their academic progress. Northeastern also has an agreement with The Nest residence hall for emergency housing for students who unexpectedly become homeless.

Feb. 6, 2019: For the fourth consecutive year, Northeastern Illinois University receives a Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for promoting healthy trees and engaging the University community in conservation efforts.









No fear,

No limits With an entrepreneurial spirit, Alecia Martin has her sights set high. 10


“I want to be the CEO of a company looking out of a glass window to the city,” Martin said. Don’t bet against her. A graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in the south suburbs of Chicago, Martin transferred to Northeastern from Prairie State College after a counselor encouraged her to apply. A Management major and University Honors Program scholar, Martin graduated in Spring 2019. “I love the Northeastern community,” Martin said. “Everybody is so community-oriented. If you know somebody, you know somebody else. You know the dean’s name, the president’s name. I can say hello and have a conversation with the president herself. I love being able to build relationships with different people because they’re all so nice and kind. I can always talk to anyone if I need help.”

to find the strength and reserves within herself to meet and exceed the requirements of the challenge. She exemplifies some of the best of what Northeastern students have to offer.” Hageman became familiar with Martin when she applied for the Honors Program and Phi Theta Kappa scholarship for transfer students, which Hageman reviews. He was greatly impressed with her essays and believes her passion will take her far. “It’s almost like Alecia has no fear, and I mean that in the healthiest possible way,” Hageman said. “She’s the kind of person I would like to work with because she gets the job done, she does it well, and if she doesn’t have the tools right now, she’ll get them and she’ll be successful.” Michael Bedell, the dean of the College of Business and Management, suggested Martin’s research topic to Hageman, who presented the idea to all honors students as a possible thesis topic. Martin picked it up, and Hageman believes Martin’s research may allow her to present her academic work at conferences and potentially get published in a scholarly journal.

“It’s almost like Alecia has no fear, and I mean that in the healthiest possible way. She’s the kind of person I would like to work with because she gets the job done, she does it well, and if she doesn’t have the tools right now, she’ll get them and she’ll be successful.” Jon Hageman, Anthropology professor and coordinator of Northeastern’s Honors Program As a member of the Honors Program, Martin was required to complete a senior project that represented outstanding undergraduate achievement and the culmination of the Honors Scholar curriculum. Martin’s thesis focused on the College of Business and Management’s new project, the Business Innovation and Growth Center (BIG Center). Her thesis examined how incubators are formed, a topic that has received little scholarly attention. Martin’s grandmother, who was a consultant and marketing director, inspired her to become a businesswoman. She has ambitions of possibly starting her own business or working her way up the corporate ladder of an established company. It is her creative energy and drive to succeed that impressed Jon Hageman, an Anthropology professor and coordinator of Northeastern’s Honors Program.

Aside from taking courses, Martin spent time cultivating relationships with classmates and instructors. During the 2017-2018 school year, Martin was a resident assistant in The Nest residence hall. She was also an intern in the College of Business and Management, assisting with the BIG Center. Martin was a writing tutor for Northeastern’s Learning Success Center. She also served as president of Northeastern’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, which allowed her to take several trips to business conferences and network with other entrepreneurs. “I love this school, how it’s so innovative, how you can meet anybody and create relationships and hear their ideas and projects and stuff they do in class,” Martin said. “Just being able to be part of a community where everybody likes to help each other and wants to be involved, it’s just a great world I can be a part of.”

“Alecia is not afraid of a challenge,” Hageman said. “She may struggle initially, but she always works hard




PRIDE NEIU is known near and far for its excellence. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s how others are ranking us both locally and nationally.

Ranked #1 for Environment (Diversity) For the fourth year in a row, Northeastern Illinois University is ranked No. 1 in the category of Environment among all Midwest colleges and universities by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking. Nationally, Northeastern is tied for 19th. Environment is calculated using a mix of data on international students, student diversity, student inclusion and staff diversity. Northeastern has ranked in the top 25 nationally each of the past four years of this survey.

Ranked #1 for lowest student debt Northeastern Illinois University graduates its students with the least amount of student debt among Midwest regional universities, according to the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” publication. Among Midwest regional universities, the report also listed Northeastern as the No. 1 public university in its diverse student population ranking. This marks the sixth year in a row that Northeastern has earned the No. 1 spot for students who graduate with the least amount of debt among Midwest regional universities. Only 32 percent of Northeastern’s 2017 graduating class incurred debt, and those students borrowed a median of $15,000.

Ranked #1 for social mobility Northeastern was first among Midwest regional public universities from Illinois in the social mobility ranking, which demonstrates movement up the socioeconomic ladder. This is according to the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” publication. 12


Ranked #1 for Most Secure Campus Northeastern Illinois University ranks seventh in the nation and first in Illinois in a new report on colleges and universities with the lowest rates of property crime and violence associated with property crime. The 100 Most Secure College Campuses 2019 report was released by, a company specializing in reviewing and researching the security industry. ASecureLife focused on public crime data from hundreds of four-year institutions spanning from 2007 through 2017. Northeastern’s ranking stems from the low amount of property crime on campus as well as the number of safety initiatives in place to protect students.

Ranked #1 for best college for adult learners Washington Monthly magazine named Northeastern Illinois University one of the nation’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners in its September/October 2019 issue. Northeastern ranked No. 1 in Illinois and 34th overall on the list of fouryear universities nationwide. According to the magazine, nearly one-third of all undergraduates in the United States are 25 or older. The average age of a Northeastern student in Fall 2018 was 28.

Ranked #2 for nation’s mostdiverse managerial staff The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Northeastern second in the nation among four-year public institutions for diversity among managers. The magazine gave Northeastern the second-highest Diversity Index, which measures the probability that any two full-time managers at an institution were from different racial or ethnic groups.

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NEIU Foundation Thank you, Northeastern friends and family, for making fiscal year 2019 one for the records! I have had the honor to serve as Foundation Board President since 2015, and this has been a standout in my years of service. We celebrated the arrival and first year of President Gibson, we reached a strong conclusion for the University’s inaugural campaign, Transforming Lives, and we have developed key partnerships across Chicago and the region for the benefit of the University. Not only did NEIU exceed the campaign goal by nearly $3 million, but the endowment has reached a new high of $13.5 million, an improvement of over $5.7 million since the beginning of the campaign. Members of the Foundation Board have been hard at work, bringing a sense of purpose and energy to broaden NEIU’s connections with people and organizations that share our values and understand our mission. Following the roadmap we set forth in the April 2018 Foundation strategic plan, the Board has worked to increase unrestricted support, expand the Student Travel Award, and establish annual support for the Student Emergency Fund. In addition, we have worked closely with President Gibson on key initiatives to improve student success.

Our students are driven to achieve, and Northeastern is well positioned to unlock their potential. Increased scholarship support through private dollars helps on this journey, giving students a sense of belonging, knowing that an entire community is behind them. The power of your generosity motivates us to do even more. On behalf of my fellow Foundation Board members, thank you for your continued investment in the students, faculty and staff of Northeastern Illinois University.

John F. Roskopf President NEIU Foundation Board

NEIU Foundation Board Fiscal Year 2019

Emeritus Board Members

John F. Roskopf

Lawrence P. Frank

Kenn Ashley

Mark Van Ausdal


Vice President


Corporate Secretary

Jagannath Bobji

Melanny Buitron

Olga Camargo

Rodrigo Garcia

Sharon K. Hahs

Jacqueline Krump

Marcellus H. Moore, Jr.

J. Todd Phillips

William Pollakov

Salme Harju Steinberg

Dirk Tussing


Northeastern Illinois University Foundation Board members who serve for three consecutive terms (nine years total) are eligible for Emeritus Board Member status. This designation honors and recognizes the commitment of those members who served with loyalty and distinction, who provided leadership and direction, and who fulfilled a commitment to service that advanced the Foundation’s mission to support Northeastern Illinois University. Charles Berg* Theodore Biedron Jack Butler Andrea Davey Robert L. Donahue* Neal Fenwick Randy Franklin Robert D. Gecht Thomas R. Gramins William Hetzel*

Hilton Leibow* John Gingell William O. Maki Joseph Monastero Amalia Monterroso Thomas F. Power, Jr. Richard K. Rogers* Jerome M. Sachs* Ralph Collins Walter

(*Denotes posthumous members)


Overview of the Foundation’s Fiscal Year 2019 Unaudited Statement of Financial Position NEIU Foundation Endowment Changes FY17


FY18 FY19

$11,752,694 $12,771,919

NEIU Foundation Net Asset* Changes FY17


FY18 FY19



*Net Asset: Total assets less liabilities •

Transforming Lives, the University’s inaugural fundraising campaign, raised a total of $12.87 million in gifts, pledges and planned gifts, exceeding the $10 million goal

In fiscal year 2019, 2,036 donors gave $2.94 million to Northeastern (*including pledge payments)

36.4 percent of the total number of donors made gifts to Northeastern for the first time

Scholarship Impact at Northeastern

$461,484 in donor-funded scholarships


$1,389,086 in academic, grant and institutional support


students received private scholarships and awards




DACAmented and determined

The science of success isn’t an exact formula. Yet André Herrera Charpentier figured it out. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northeastern Illinois University in May 2019, Herrera Charpentier is now in a Ph.D. program in Behavioral Neuroscience on a full scholarship at Michigan State University. “I always wanted to do something with medicine, something with science,” said Herrera Charpentier, who minored in Biology and Chemistry at Northeastern. “I’ve had that in me since I was young.” That intrinsic drive—coupled with the supportive environment he found after transferring to Northeastern from Harold Washington College—has carried Herrera Charpentier to the doorstep of his academic dreams. The achievement is made all the more remarkable because Herrera Charpentier, a graduate of Lane Tech College Prep High School, is in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects some immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. For Herrera Charpentier and other undocumented students, one of the biggest challenges in pursuing a college degree is lack of funding. Undocumented students are not eligible for federal or state financial aid. “There are some private scholarships out there, but not as many as other students get,” he said. To compensate, Herrera Charpentier took a job as a restaurant server and pursued other angles to enrich his college experience at Northeastern, including turning to Undocumented Student Resources Director Luvia Moreno. Herrera Charpentier wanted to attend a few academic conferences to share his research and learn more about the field, but he was not eligible for the usual financial assistance programs. “André was very involved in attending conferences and presenting,” Moreno said. “Because he doesn’t have the funds to pay for a hotel, airfare and conference registration, he reached out to me to ask, ‘How can I do this? Can the University help me in some way?’ We were able, thankfully, to use some of the undocumented student funds that we have to cover his expenses to present his research with a faculty member.” By attending those conferences and meeting other professionals in his field, Herrera Charpentier was able to learn about the opportunity at Michigan State. 16

“I’m very proud,” Psychology Professor Maureen Erber said. “I always had a sense he was destined to go far.” Erber noted that Herrera Charpentier’s determination, hard work and kindness as a student made him an ideal candidate for Northeastern’s MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) U-STAR Program that is designed to support undergraduate students who are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral science fields. Since the program is federally funded, Herrera Charpentier could participate in the programming but was not eligible for the financial benefits the program offers other members. Still, he applied himself and made significant contributions to the program and its research.

“I did not expect any of this to happen when I came to Northeastern. It’s the people that make the school. People actually care about you and care about your future.” ~ André Herrera Charpentier “He really understood complex concepts and theories, and the thoughtfulness of his observations were really remarkable,” Erber said. “I could see the way he was thinking and that too led me to believe that he had a lot of potential.” Northeastern’s faculty members play an important role in empowering undocumented students, especially since revealing their status can very difficult for them, Moreno said. Indeed, Herrera Charpentier credits Erber with encouraging him to pursue his academic curiosity. “After I took a class with Dr. Erber, she suggested I get into research,” Herrera Charpentier said. “After working with her in the summer, she suggested I join the MARC program. I try to do my best in school, but it was thanks to that program that opportunities opened for me.”


Giving Societies

The NEIU Foundation is grateful for the generosity of alumni and friends who provided financial support during Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).

Cumulative Giving Recognition The President’s Circle is cumulative-based and measures total giving. Members receive invitations to exclusive events. In addition, members qualify for the University’s highest recognition awarded to benefactors of the institution: The Wentworth Prize. This prize is given by the NEIU Foundation and recognizes the significant investment made by donors in support of the University’s Mission.




$1,000,000 +

$500,000 - $999,999

$100,000 - $499,999

• Dr. Bernard J. Brommel *

• Anonymous

• Anonymous (2) • The Chicago Community Trust • First USA Bank, N.A. • Dr. Lawrence P. Frank • Lloyd A. Fry Foundation • Greater Milwaukee Foundation - Donald P. Timm Fund • President Emerita Sharon Hahs and Dr. Billy Hahs • The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. • Mr. James Kaszubowski * • Dr. Jacqueline Krump

• Ms. Sasha L. Gerritson and Mr. Eugene P. Jarvis • Mr. Daniel L. Goodwin • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

• Mr. Hilton Leibow * and Mrs. Shirley Leibow * • Mr. Thomas F. Power Jr. and Mrs. Loretta Power • Revada Foundation of the Logan Family • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rocci • Dr. Charles W. Shabica and Mrs. Susan Shabica • President Emerita Salme Harju Steinberg and Dr. Michael Steinberg • United Student Aid Funds, Inc. • University of Chicago

Annual Giving Recognition The Wentworth Society builds upon the University’s history as an important educational institution within the City of Chicago. It is named for Daniel Sanborn Wentworth, founding superintendent of the Cook County Normal School, and the dates associated with it reflect significant milestones in Northeastern’s history. Membership in this society is based on annual giving, and members receive unique benefits including exclusive invitations to events to learn about the University’s new initiatives.


Founded as Cook County Normal School in Blue Island

$50,000 + • Anonymous • Dr. Bernard J. Brommel * • Ms. Sasha L. Gerritson and Mr. Eugene P. Jarvis 0


• Mr. Daniel L. Goodwin • JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. • Jubilee Films

• Revada Foundation of the Logan Family • June M. Verbillion, Ed.D. *

Named Chicago Teachers College North

$25,000 - $49,999 • Anonymous • Dr. A. Michael Drachler and Mrs. Nancy Drachler


• Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County • Online News Association

• Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Named Northeastern Illinois State College

$10,000 - $24,999 • • • • • • •

AARP Foundation After School Matters, Inc. Anonymous Mr. James B. Carlson Mr. Jeffrey Ehrlich Field Foundation of Illinois Dr. Lawrence P. Frank


• Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald P. Timm Fund • Illinois Humanities • Korean Education Center in Chicago • Dr. Jacqueline Krump • Lumina Foundation • Alice K. Murata, Ph.D.

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Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation Poetry Foundation Mr. Thomas F. Power Jr. and Mrs. Loretta Power President Emerita Salme Harju Steinberg and Dr. Michael Steinberg • Tellabs Foundation • Woods Fund of Chicago

Granted Status as a University

$5,000 - $9,999 • • • • • • •

Alliant Credit Union Foundation Art Institute of Chicago Mr. Jagannath Bobji DePaul University President Gloria J. Gibson Dr. Calixto J. Maso Max Goldenberg Foundation


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Friends and Family of Dr. Joseph C. Morton Dr. Wamucii Njogu and Mr. Richard Morgan Mr. and Mrs. William D. Pollakov Dr. Audrey L. Reynolds Warren & Shirley Roeske Trust Mr. Tony Roshangar and Mrs. Barbara Roshangar Ms. Sheila L. Rotman

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Dr. Peter W. Stonebraker and Mrs. Eva Stonebraker Mrs. Tresa Toscano Mr. Mark R. Van Ausdal and Mrs. Cheryl Van Ausdal The Family of Arnold and Adele Weil


Founders Society The Founders Society recognizes donors who notify the University that they have included Northeastern in their estate plans. We are grateful to all who choose to leave legacy gifts.

Anonymous (2) Dr. Jennifer R. Banas Dr. Harold E. Berlinger * Mr. Richard M. Berlinger Mr. Lawrence Bernstein Mr. Stewart E. Brekke Dr. Bernard J. Brommel * Mr. Blair Brommel Mr. Bradley J. Brommel Mr. Brent Brommel Mr. Brian Brommel Ms. Michaela A. Brommel David P. Dewar, Ph.D. Rory Donnelly * Ms. Debra L. Foyo Marilyn L. Gregory Mr. Peter S. Groepper Dr. Maurice G. Guysenir Mr. Joseph Hardy * Estate of Kay W. Hilton Ms. Barbara A. Joabson Ms. Donna Terry Katz

Mr. Martin J. Kral Dr. Victoria Jones Lott and Mr. Ernest L. Lott Ms. Leslie W. MacDonald Dr. Elyse J. Mach The Estate of Marion Molyneaux Ms. Debra J. Niemann Dr. Charles R. Pastors and Mrs. Debbie M. Pastors Mr. and Mrs. William D. Pollakov Dr. Carl J. Ratner Dr. Audrey L. Reynolds Ms. Ana I. Rodriguez Ms. Melba Rodriguez and Dr. Angela M. Salas Ms. Sheila L. Rotman Mrs. Marta Maso Sayeed and Mr. Hassan Sayeed Ms. Judith Schust Ms. Linda Sienkiewicz Dr. Edward F. Stuart Ms. Edith A. Taylor * Mr. Donald P. Timm * Mr. Dirk Tussing June M. Verbillion, Ed.D. * Ms. Barbara D. Waller

Leader Society The Leader Society is Northeastern’s foundational society and is based on annual giving. The name reflects the University’s mission of “preparing a diverse community of students for leadership and service.” Visionary

($2,500 - $4,999) Acco Brands USA LLC Mr. Kenn Ashley and Mrs. Lyn Ashley Mr. Emanuel Cruz Dr. Ghobad Fakhimi Farzaneh Family Foundation President Emerita Sharon Hahs and Dr. Billy Hahs William L. Howenstine and Alice V. Howenstine Mrs. Patricia A. Justice Ms. Donna Terry Katz Ms. Jean A. Kelchauser Korean American Language and Literature Association Dr. Tim R. Libretti Dr. Blase E. Masini Dr. Suleyma Perez and Dr. Santos Rivera


($1,000 - $2,499) Dr. Tony Adams and Dr. Gerardo Moreno Dr. Anita K. Ambardar Anonymous A’viands Dr. Saba Ayman-Nolley Mr. Robert Bauer Mr. Alan Becker and Mrs. Mary J. Becker Dr. and Mrs. John A. Beckwith Dr. Katrina E. Bell-Jordan Benevity Community Impact Fund Mr. Joel Berger and Mrs. Jacqueline Berger James and Margaret Blair Ms. Anita G. Brandes

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0 Class Gift Donors are typically graduating seniors who make a parting gift to the Class Gift Scholarship, begun in 1996 and now one of Northeastern’s largest scholarship funds.


* Indicates deceased


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