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‌‌The Reach Award
The Reach Award recognizes individuals who have, through education, sought to improve themselves and their communities. National Louis University proudly honors those who have overcome personal adversity, are helping others to realize their own talents and skills, and have positively influenced and uplifted their communities through their work.

Gala Committee Members
Doreen Levy, NLU Veterans Advisory Council Member
Ignacio Lopez, NLU Alumnus and Vice Provost Academic Programs, Faculty Development and Research
Peg Moreland, NLU Trustee
Kay Nixon, NLU Alumna and Trustee
Claudia Pitts, NLU Faculty Member
Guy Schumacher, NLU Alumnus and Former Reach Award Recipient
Mario Tricoci, NLU Trustee

Past Recipients

Terrie Bridgman '83 & '94
Clarissa Chandler '76
Geraldine Comeaux '65
Margaret Hastings '72
Helen Kogen '53
Kathryn S. Lowrie '26
Barbara K. Polland '61
Beverly E. Shaw '79
Mary R. Vermillion '97 & '98

James W. Croft ‘83
Judith M. Erwin ’77
Julius E. Halas ’93 & ’01
Elizabeth McDonald ‘94
Rodney Parker ‘99
Kenneth R. Ramsey ’92
Hector Rico ‘00
Patricia-Ann Rubens ’60
Margo E. Schreiber ‘85
Elizabeth Thomas ’90
Donald W. Walsh ‘94
Ramon Vazquez, Jr. ’89

Jeff H. Blake ’89
Blakely F. Bundy ’85
Helen K. Foss ’61
Beverley J. Kroll ’80 & ’83
Robert J. Lammie ’92
Michael A. Leppen ’74
Donalee W. Markus ’66 & ’68
Lydia Murphy-Stephans ’83
Sylvia L. Peters ‘59
Jeneen Smith-Underwood ’93
Darwin M. Walton ’73
Richard F. Wolf ’91

Denis G. Antoine ‘92
Patricia A. Bailey ’88
Brian Brady ’94
Sharon A. Burstein ’74
Delores P. Holmes ’84
Jeffrey A. Keller ’95
Joanne L. Messina ’97 & ’99
Wanda Y. Newell ’75
Susan Lager Osborne ’96
Russell J. Riendeau ’96 & ’99
Hiram L. Rodriguez ’93
Robert J. Sonntag ’99

Andrew Bowe ’02
Andrew Farley ’90
Toni Freeman ’78
Patricia Cassin Graft ’57
Kathryn Lowrie ’26
J. Clinton Mabie ’00
David Riches ’83
Leslee Stein-Spencer ’86
William Vaananen ’94
Kumiko Watanuki ’03
Carlos Azcoitia ’75
George S. Babb ’90
John Michael Bradley ’94
Jane A. Gard ’96
Tammy Haggerty Jones ’94
Frances Savage ’36
Walter D. Scott
Carolyn Weinstein ’47
Suzie Meredith Wheeler ’62
Eunice Joffe ’53
Laurie Lawlor ’92
Tom Layman ’97
Josephine Lewis ’92
Margaret Lindman ’50
LaVon Mercer ’95
Paula Pierce ’01
Jill Sick ’90

Carol Coughlin ’98
Mary Jane Hender ’92 & ’03
Madi Phillips ‘95
Helen Hoffenberg ‘98
Dorothy Reimold ’00 & ’02
Tomasz Tabako ’94
Charlayne Guy-Moore ’06 & ’08
Ira S. Mitchell ’92

Elaine M. Bryant ’08
Roberta J. Buhle ’97
Andrew E. Clements ’72
Louise M. Gruenberg ’92
Christine Maxwell ’00
Jennifer M. Orban ’96
Kevin Scanlon ’84


Shannon A. Brown ’91
Margena A. Christian ’93
Ira G. Kriston ’05
Ignacio Lopez, III ’94 & ’96
Colonel Ted Mickevicius ’96
Dr. Guy Schumacher ’91 & ’06

Richard W. Davidson '02
Anne Gillespie '03
Matt Vassil '09
Sylvia Delgado-Reyes '05

    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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    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
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    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
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    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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    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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    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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    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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