Alumni of the week: Barbara Andree


By Northern Star staff

This week’s alumni of the week is Barbara Andree:

Major: Psychology with a minor in sociology

Career: Office manager in the College of Education Deans Office

Q: What is your favorite memory at NIU?

A: Being in theater productions and lounging at the Lagoon.

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

A: I would have changed my major to become an English/Theater high school teacher. That was my original intention, but [it] changed when I got interested in psychology. That could have been my minor.

Q: What advice would you give to current students?

A: Get involved in campus activities, support the larger community, follow your passion and create a better world.

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

A: The Uprising [which] became Otto’s.

Q: On a scale of one to 10, 10 being the most relevant, how would you rate the applicability of the classes you took at NIU to your career?

A: 10. The knowledge from a solid liberal arts education has been integrated into every career I’ve held since college.

Q: Does anyone from your family go to NIU?

A: No.

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

A: I wear NIU gear every Friday, and I’m proud to talk about how great NIU is. I’m active in campus committees and organizations to make it even better.

If you are an NIU alumni who would like to be featured as our alumni of the week, answer the above questions and send them to [email protected].