News from the Aurora University community

The boons and benefits of an AU MBA

Jackie Speciale

Jackie Speciale, MBA ’14, applies knowledge and skills learned while pursing her master’s degree in the field, in the community and in her volunteer efforts with the American Red Cross.

Doctor of Education program prepares graduates for leadership positions in area school districts

Scott Rowe, EdD '16

In the Doctor of Education program at Aurora University, expert faculty, with a wealth of experience, are committed to teaching the most relevant and current curriculum. The Aurora campus and Woodstock Center offer three strands within the degree program.

Those Who Excel award recipient strives to create lifelong readers in classroom

Woodstock High School teacher and theater director Tony Walker (right) attends class at the Aurora University Woodstock Center

Area teachers hoping to inspire a love of reading in their students are finding value in the Master of Arts in Reading Instruction (MARI) degree from Aurora University.

A win for Woodstock: MBA students and city collaborate on economic project


Having a college location in the county seat of McHenry County is proving beneficial for many students as well as the City of Woodstock. The access to higher education, experiential learning, and collaboration between Aurora University Woodstock Center and the city are contributing to the vitality of the area.

Woodstock Center students giving back to community

Aurora University Woodstock Center

Aurora University Woodstock students are demonstrating their leadership skills throughout the McHenry County community.