Greetings Alumni and Friends!
I hope you enjoy this issue honoring NLU’s dedication to adult learners. Did you know that the average age of our nearly 9,000 students is 35?
You are just one of the 65,000 alumni whose accomplishments continually impress us. While the alumni we profiled in this issue are engaged in work that is often very public, we have so many alumni who are giving back behind the scenes in equally meaningful ways.
For example, Ursula Pawlowski, M.S. HRMD ’09, staffed the Alumni Association table as a volunteer last year at graduation events for the Class of 2012. She spoke with graduates about her own story, earning her first degree in her 30s and leveraging CMB faculty connections to obtain her current position at the American Hospital Association. Now, Ursula and I are collaborating on a special program to help connect NLU students to job opportunities offered by alumni around the Chicagoland area.
We’re also working with the Class of 1993 on the first-ever 20-year reunion which will be a party welcoming this year’s graduates to the Alumni Association and a mentor program. There’s a 50-year reunion, two events in Florida, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author coming to campus. Learn more about these events by visiting nl.edu/alumni/events.
All the best,
Director of Alumni Relations