News from the Aurora University community

Big Foot High School senior receives Presidential Scholarship from George Williams College of Aurora University

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Enna Peterson, a senior at Big Foot High School, has been named a Presidential Scholar at George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay.


Aurora University mom will walk at commencement for daughter stationed in the Middle East

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Joy Stickley’s proudest day will arrive May 7 when she walks across the stage at Aurora University to collect a diploma. But it won’t be hers.


Aurora University’s Gibbons signs undrafted free agent contract with Indianapolis Colts

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Aurora University senior defensive back Justin Gibbons saw his dream of getting a chance in the NFL come to fruition the evening of April 29 when he agreed to an undrafted free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts.


Local foundation establishes scholarships for Aurora University STEM program

AURORA, Ill. ‚ÄĒ The Schmidgall Family Foundation has awarded $39,600 to Aurora University to provide scholarships so that financially vulnerable high school students can attend the university‚Äôs new Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program. Announced earlier this month, the Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program is a collaborative effort between the university, local school districts, […]


Historian to discuss impact of the country’s participation in World War I

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Frank Buscher, a historian and vice president of academic affairs at Aurora University, will explore the consequences of that decision in ‚ÄúLaying the Foundations for the ‚ÄėAmerican Century‚Äô: The U.S. Entry into the First World War‚ÄĚ on the evening of April 6 as part of the university‚Äôs ongoing Faculty Speaker Series.


Aurora University senior to join Peace Corps in Botswana

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The ink will barely be dry on Alexandrea ‚ÄúAlex‚ÄĚ Wilson‚Äôs diploma this May before she embarks on what most people would consider the challenge of a lifetime ‚Äď a two-year stint with the Peace Corp in Botswana, where she will work in an HIV/AIDS education and prevention program for school kids.


Aurora University scores 97 percent pass rate on national nursing exam

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

AURORA, Ill. ‚Äď 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. The Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program, which will offer the first two of a series of four courses beginning this summer, is […]


Aurora University alumna named Social Worker of the Year

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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).


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.


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Vice President for University Communications
630-844-5496
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