You were once a student in the NIU School of Art and Design (SoAD). Now you are a life-long alumnus! With more than 10,000 SoAD alumni, you are in great company! Being a Huskie means growing within a community of teachers, artists, 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.


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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.


Making a donation to the School of Art and Design helps support our students, faculty and academic programs. It also allows the school to continue focusing on high-quality teaching, rigorous research and engaged learning experiences to prepare the 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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Janelle O'Malley
Recruitment Coordinator

School of Art and Design
Jack Arends Building, Room 216
Fax: 815-753-7701

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