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Sydney Johnson

Sydney Johnson

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Hometown: Moline, IL

Year: Senior

Major: Communication Studies and Nonprofit and NGO Studies

Why did you choose NIU?
During my campus visit, I was already picturing myself walking to my classes and I felt so comfortable and confident. I learned that day that NIU has over 100 undergraduate programs, which was perfect because I was still undecided about my major. These factors all contributed to my decision to choose NIU.

Who is your favorite professor?
My favorite professor is Dr. La France because I have learned so much from her. I have had the honor of being her undergraduate teaching assistant for two semesters and she is the most intelligent person I have ever met. Dr. La France’s teaching style is effective and students strive to do their very best in her class.

What is your favorite spot on campus?
My favorite spot on campus is the College Grind, located in the Holmes Student Center. I find that I am most relaxed and productive when I go there to study.

Why should other students choose NIU?
Other students should choose NIU because there are so many amazing programs with incredible professors that they will never second guess the quality of their education here. What I like most about NIU is how helpful the faculty are. There are so many resources on campus that really help create an environment of success

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