News from the Aurora University community

Relative successes: mother, daughter earn education degrees together

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Jodi Moore and Erin Sester were thrilled to watch each other cross the Commencement stage at Aurora University. Moore graduated with a Doctor of Education degree. Sester had just earned a Master of Arts in Special Education. Nothing more special than a couple of AU buddies supporting each other, right? The occasion was, in fact, exceedingly special — because Moore is Sester’s mother.

Aurora University awards Rita Garman with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters

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Rita B. Garman, Illinois Supreme Court Justice, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Aurora University during its spring Commencement ceremony. The degree was presented by Tom Cross, JD, Executive Director of the Institute for Collaboration at Aurora University, on behalf of the institution’s board of trustees.

Professor Sarah Radtke selected for national leadership development program

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Sarah Radtke, professor and chair of athletic training, is one of 41 administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the 2019–2020 Senior Leadership Academy.

Aurora University announces spring 2018 Dean’s List

Aurora University congratulates the more than 1,200 undergraduate students who earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2018 semester.

Students excel during forensics competition

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AU’s Speech and Debate Team earned high honors at the Pi Kappa Delta National Comprehensive Tournament.