News from the Aurora University community

Graduate with presidential aspirations reflects on study beyond experience

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Internships, choir tours, study abroad experiences, and mission trips — all adventures beyond the classroom — give students the opportunity to help others, think on their feet, meet remarkable people, and learn vital skills. All of which will help them in their careers. Political science and business administration double major Christine Emma-Ann Williams ’19, recently shared her experience participating in an exciting off-campus learning opportunity.

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.

Three AU students find free tuition in birthday egg hunt

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Spring blossomed early for three AU students this year. Last month, they won a year of free tuition at AU’s Egg-stra Special 125th Birthday Party and Egg Hunt.

Honors Convocation will mark debut of new presidential chain

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Aurora University has a new presidential chain that prominently features gold ivy leaves.