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Message from the President

Dear Friends,

‌Welcome to the second edition of our newly revamped NLU Alumni Magazine – a publication designed specifically with you, our valued alumni and friends, in mind.  The magazine is just one component of National Louis’ goal of strengthening the bond with our alumni and showcasing the achievements of this integral part of our University community.  It is our intention to bring you stories that are informative, inspirational, celebratory, entertaining, and maybe even enlightening – all in an effort to deepen your connection to this great institution.

In this issue, themed “30 over 30,” we proudly salute our alumni and their accomplishments. 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. From our doorstep in Suburban Chicago (Evelyn Chenier, Waukegan’s Family First Center) to the limits of our solar system (Felipe Romo, NASA Contractor), the countless lives NLU graduates touch is pervasive and invaluable.

Our institution’s founder Elizabeth Harrison would have fit right in with this group of go-getters. She was just 37 when she founded a training school for kindergarten teachers in Chicago, a predecessor to the National College of Education and National Louis University. During her career as college president, she authored some 20 books on childhood and education and helped pave the way for the establishment of the National Parent Teachers Association (PTA) by organizing a series of annual conferences in Chicago. Elizabeth Harrison’s influence reached beyond those immediately around her and continues to touch lives to this day.

We hope after reading these profiles about your fellow alums that it prompts you to drop us a note about your accomplishments and endeavors since graduation. We would love to hear from you.

Best Wishes, 

Nivine Megahed, Ph.D.


    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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