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Spotlight on NCE Alumni

Merryl Brownlow (Ed.D. Educational Leadership '18) is the new Superintendent of School District 128 in Palos Heights as of July 1, following a search that attracted candidates nationwide.  Dr. Brownlow was a Keynote Panelist at the NLU 2019 Doctoral Research Symposium held in May at the Chicago Campus.

Scott Grens (M.A.T. Secondary Education '08; M.Ed. Administration & Supervision '12; Ed.D. Educational Leadership Candidate) was appointed as the new Assistant Superintendent of Innovation and Growth for Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205, beginning his duties July 1.

Erin Murphy (C.A.S. Administration & Supervision '08; Ed.D. Educational Leadership '14) was hired as the new Superintendent of West Northfield School District 31 as of July 1, having served Field Middle School as principal for 11 years.

The Manitowoc Public School District in Wisconsin has announced new principals for the 2019-2020 school year.

Katie Eichmann (M.Ed. Administration & Supervision '11) will serve as Associate Principal of Lincoln High School.  Katie began her career in the MPSD at Lincoln High School as a special education teacher.  For the past five years, she has served as a district program support teacher.

Stacie Opahle will serve as Principal at Madison Elementary School and summer school principal, having served as Principal at Jefferson Elementary School since July 2015.  Stacie earned her master's degree in educational leadership and curriculum and instruction from NLU.

As reported earlier, Patricia Jane Ryan (Bachelor of Education '60) co-authored a book, In His Own Words: Charles Orr Ryan, which evolved from letters written by her father during World War I.

The story behind this 100 year old story has now been highlighted in the NLU Blog, which details how a "World War I Soldier's Experience Comes Alive Through NLU Alum." 

To view the Senior Class college photo of NCE's alumna and author, please visit p. 104 of the yearbook: "The National, 1960"


    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
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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
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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
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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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