Classes began today at the new John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School on the Aurora University campus. The STEM school on the Aurora University campus serves students in third through eighth grades in the West Aurora, East Aurora and Indian Prairie school districts.
Aurora University announced today that it will open a new center for learning near the main campus. Classes will begin this summer at the Aurora University Orchard Center, a facility that includes nine classrooms, a computer lab, a lounge, and both faculty and administrative offices. The building is conveniently located less than five miles from the main Aurora campus at 2245 Sequoia Drive in Aurora, near the interchange of I-88 and Orchard Road.
“I came to AU because they offered me what other colleges couldn’t—a chance to connect community and campus while I earned my degree,” sayscriminal justice and Spanish major Ignacio “Nacho” Cervantes, AU ’14. And for Cervantes, the combination of campus and community is what motivated him throughout his four years.
In December, the first class of graduates from AU’s Master of Science in Accountancy program earned their degrees, and quickly the cohort of students began to distinguish themselves in the marketplace. Equipped with advanced accounting knowledge, leadership skills and real-world application of complex theories, these AU graduates became stand-out candidates for positions in the Chicagoland area.
The John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School at Aurora University is several steps closer to reality, with all three partner school district boards formally approving the agreement for the initiative.