News from the Aurora University community

Aurora University student-athletes recognized for volunteer work at Aurora homeless shelter

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The National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators (NADIIIAA) recently recognized Aurora University student-athletes for their community service work during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Aurora University scores 97 percent pass rate on national nursing exam

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Graduates of the Aurora University School of Nursing achieved a 97 percent pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for 2016. The university’s pass rate surpasses the state and national average pass rates, both of which stand at 85 percent for the year. Ninety-six Aurora University nursing graduates took the exam.

Tellabs Foundation awards $1 million to Aurora University to fund facilities and scholarships for high school STEM initiative

The Tellabs Foundation recently awarded $1 million to develop, house and provide scholarships for a new STEM education program at Aurora University that is targeted at high school students.

Nonprofit fundraising workshop scheduled for March 23

Aurora University Woodstock Center and the McHenry County Community Foundation are pleased to announce the first in a series of full-day workshops designed specifically to address contemporary issues in nonprofit leadership.

Aurora University alumna named Social Worker of the Year

Mary Abbott, who completed her master’s degree in social work at Aurora University in 1997 and now teaches in the university’s social work program, was named Statewide Social Worker of the Year by the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).