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Message from the Director of Alumni Relations

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

All the best,

Kimberly Michaelson
Director of Alumni Relations


    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
    (888) 658.8632
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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
    (888) 658.8632
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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 Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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