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Circle of the Seal
Circle of the Seal Members

At "center court" of the Great Hall, the NIU seal, measuring eight feet across, is a dominant feature of the stone floor. The seal is surrounded by 18 tiles engraved with the names of alumni and friends who made gifts of $100,000 or more to the building project. The Circle of the Seal symbolizes the commitment of these donors who were instrumental in making the dream of the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center a reality.

A Warm Welcome
Dennis and Stacey Barsema

“All Northern alumni should think of this as a second home,” says Dennis Barsema, ’77, Foundation Board member. What’s more, as the new official campus gateway, the center will be the first building seen by prospective students and their parents and the starting point for all admissions-related campus tours. The reception area for these guests will be the two-story, sky-lit Great Hall, a dramatic space filled with exhibits showcasing the achievements of NIU graduates. “Northern’s never had a building that offers families an impressive welcome,” says Barsema, whose son also graduated from NIU. “The center will fill that role with a lot of style—it’s going to be a big asset in recruiting future Huskies. That’s why Stacey and I are making the lead gift necessary to launch this important project.”

Circle of the Seal Members:

NIU Alumni Association
Paul and Mary Jo Arndt
Dennis and Stacey Barsema
Robert T. and Doris Boey
John W. and Nancy M. Castle
Dean and Linda DeBiase
Herb and Pat Eldean
Robert W. Fioretti
NIU Foundation
David Layman
Linda and James C. Mason
National Bank and Trust
David and Linda Nelson
Ruth Ashelford Pollock
Richard O. Ryan
Manny and Pat Pulido Sanchez
Thomas and Shirley Scott
Sally Stevens

Barsema Alumni and
Visitors Center
231 N. Annie Glidden Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115

815.753.0278 (fax)

Located on the campus of
Northern Illinois University

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