You were once a student in the NIU College of Education… now you're a life-long Alumnus! With more than 54,000 College of Education alumni, you are in great company! Being a Huskie means growing within a community of teachers, counselors, leaders and intellectuals who work together to improve the lives of those around them. Alumni engagement empowers us to continue our tradition of excellence through the sharing of knowledge, time, networks, talent and resources.


Please provide us with your current contact information so you can receive your department’s quarterly alumni newsletter which features alumni accomplishments, department news and event notifications.

Do you have a new job or a promotion? Heading to graduate school? Celebrating a birth or marriage? Tell us more!.


NIU has many volunteer opportunities appropriate for alumni at all stages and places in their lives, all of which are in need of your support! Opportunities for involvement include referring a student, participating in a letter-writing campaign for prospective students, welcoming new graduates to the alumni community and hosting interns at a workplace. Alumni are encouraged to sign up for NIU Nexus to explore volunteer opportunities.


Making a donation to the College of Education helps support our students, faculty and academic programs.It also allows the college to continue focusing on high-quality teaching, rigorous research and engaged learning experiences to prepare students to succeed and lead in their chosen fields. Gifts are appreciated more than you can imagine, and there are many ways to give!

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Dean's Office
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Phone 815-753-1949
Graham Hall 321

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Debi Gillette
Senior Director of Advancement

Contact our director of advancement to learn the various ways you can give to the College of Education.