WINTER 2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Features

Alumni Spotlight:  Building Community, One Family at a Time
The city of Waukegan, along the shores of Lake Michigan north of Chicago, has seen its share of violent of crime.  Evelyn Chenier is leading a community-based counseling center fighting back.  Story

Alumni Spotlight:  Opening the Door to Home Ownership
As President and CEO of Century 21, Rick Davidson has led Century 21 through what he calls the one of the worst real estate recessions ever.  Story

College of Arts and Sciences


On the Frontlines of Homeland Security
Bob Tuohy has had a front-row seat for the evolution of the nation's domestic security efforts as one of the first advisors to the new Department of Homeland Security in 2002.  Story

Ceasing the Circle from Cell to Street
According to the Department of Justice, juveniles incarcerated in state delinquent centers face a 55 percent chance of re-arrest.  NLU alumnus Ron Brashear is looking to reverse those statistics.  Story

CAS Alumni to Watch for in 2013
Some are high-power business leaders, others seeking to make a difference in the lives of the least fortunate in their communities.  Meet seven more CAS alumni to watch for in 2013.  Profiles

College of Management and Business


Alumnus Leads Venerable Steel Corporation
George Babcoke has spent nearly four decades at U.S. Steel.  These days, he is overseeing Eurpoean operations and global services for the multi-national corporation.  Story

Charting a Diplomatic Course
When Hurricane Ivan slammed into the island nation of Grenada in 2004, NLU alumnus Denis Antoine was far removed from the storm's destruction but in the eye of the recovery effort.  Story

CMB Alumni to Watch for in 2013
The new space race, 21st century health care, and green railroading:  all projects our next seven CMB alumni to watch for our tackling in 2013.  Profiles

National College of Education


‌Teaching the Joy of Givingz
Ziomara Perez traveled to Swaziland in 2007 and witnessed the ragged state of the nation's schools.  She returned with an idea of how her preschool students could help make a difference.  Story

Son’s Struggles Ignite Father’s Passion
When Philip Gattone's son was diagnosed with epilepsy, the news sent the lives of Philip and his wife Jill on an entirely new path.  Story

NCE Alumni to Watch for in 2013
From teaching to theater to writing for national publications, meet seven more NCE alumni to watch for in 2013.  Profiles

University Voices

The First Word
Carlos Azcoitia '75, Distinguished Professor of Practice in NCE, shares his 2013 focus for Chicago Public Schools in this op-ed as the district's newest Board of Education member.  Column

Message from the President
These 30 individuals are just a sampling of the 65,000+ living alumni who go above and beyond every day positively impacting their communities, their work, and themselves.  Column

Message from the Director of Alumni Relations
We've focused on 30 alumni creating headlines in 2013, but so many more of our alumni are finding meaningful ways to give back.  Column

Multimedia

Video, podcasts and audio slideshows from our 30 over 30.  Multimedia

Locations
  • CHICAGO DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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  • ELGIN

    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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  • NORTH SHORE

    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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  • LISLE

    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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  • WHEELING

    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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  • FLORIDA (TAMPA)

    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Eisenhower Boulevard Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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  • WISCONSIN

    NLU's Milwaukee campus has a proud history of serving graduate students in education in southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly one in five certified Wisconsin teachers looks to NLU for graduate education programs – more than any other university in the state. In addition to classrooms with high-tech media equipment, the campus offers a state-of-the-art computer lab with wireless Internet access and an extensive IDS research library.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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