Alumni spotlight

By Northern Star staff

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Degree: Bachelor of Arts in corporate communications.

Q: What is your favorite memory at NIU?

A: Counting down the weekdays to Friday night and going out to The Jungle, Molly’s and fraternity parties. A specific memory that stands out was taking an RV from campus to a Notre Dame – Stanford game Oct. 1, 1994, with Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity members.

Q: If you could go back and change anything during your college career, what would it be and why?

A: I would be more focused in class. I memorized information for the sake of testing well and obtaining a high GPA. I would spend more time truly listening to the professors to retain their wisdom and knowledge.

Q: What advice would you give to students?

A: I would enjoy every day, every class and every night out with friends. When older people say some of their best memories are from college, it is really true.

Q: Which bar or restaurant was your favorite when you attended NIU?

A: The Jungle.

Q: From one to 10, 10 being the most relevant, how would you rate the applicability of your NIU classes to your career?

A: 8.

Q: Does anyone from your family go to NIU?

A: No, however my Dad, class of 1979 and my twin brother, class of 1995, are NIU Alumni.

Q: How do you still show you are proud to be a Huskie?

A: I still closely follow the football team and am extremely proud of our success even when competing against larger colleges with much more funding for their athletic programs. I am a big fan.

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