"The Museum Studies Program at NIU was extraordinarily helpful in preparing me for the variety of work found in museums. Dedicated professors and students provided a rich environment in which to absorb both practice and theory. The class sizes were perfect for classroom discussion and for field trips to view area museums.
Access to museum professionals, both in the classroom and at museum sites, enhanced my studies and greatly influenced my career.
Having now worked for a variety of institutions in a range of positions from Registrar to Executive Director, I can say that one can never be completely prepared for the list of duties or skills needed for the job; however, the excitement of learning day after day is invigorating. I thank NIU for giving me the skills needed to carry out the mission of my institution."
Ellwood House Museum
Museum Studies Certificate, NIU, 2004
MA, Art History, NIU, 2005