News from the Aurora University community

Hall of Fame Inductee: Jennifer (Gabel) Buckley, AU ’95

Jennifer Buckley

On January 26, 2013, AU will induct four new members to its Hall of Fame. Class of 2013 Inductee Jennifer (Gabel) Buckley, AU ’95, reflects on her time at Aurora and her career after graduation.

Hall of Fame Inductee: Charlie Bell, ’58

Charlie Bell

On January 26, 2013, AU will induct four new members to its Hall of Fame. Charlie Bell, AU ’58, reflects on his time at Aurora and his career after graduation.

AU to honor Class of 2013 Hall of Fame inductees

Hall of Fame Inductees

Aurora University will recognize four Hall of Fame Inductees on Saturday, January 26, 2013 during its Hall of Fame Day celebration. The induction ceremony will take place during halftime of the men’s basketball game, which begins at 4:15 p.m. in Thornton Gymnasium.

AU welcomes new Athletic Director Jim Hamad from Division I Pepperdine


Aurora University officials today announced that James Hamad, currently Associate Director of Athletics for Student Development at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., has been named its new Athletic Director.

AU embraces first hockey season

Hockey Club

This winter season, AU launched its first year of co-ed club hockey. The AU hockey team, which practices at Fox Valley Ice Arena in Geneva, was started in part because of interest shown by players of the AU lacrosse team. Many of the athletes that joined the AU lacrosse team, which will be competing in its third season in the spring 2013 season, were former hockey players and expressed interest in bringing a hockey program to AU.