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Congratulations, May 2017 Graduates!

NEIU Graduates

Earning a bachelor's or master's degree is a great achievement, and the Northeastern Illinois University community celebrates all of its graduates with Commencement ceremonies. The May 2017 Commencement for undergraduate and graduate students is scheduled for:

Monday, May 8, 2017
4 p.m.
UIC Pavilion
525 S. Racine Ave.
Chicago, Ill.

Soon-to-be alumni, don’t forget to stop at the alumni kiosk and learn about your complimentary membership and all the great events Alumni Relations puts on for you!

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NEIUAA Advisory Board Lobby Day in Springfield

The NEIU Advisory Board and Board of Trustees will gather in Springfield to meet with legislators and NEIU alumni who are elected officials to advocate for Northeastern Illinois University and share our story. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
8 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Springfield, Ill.

Summer Book Club Meet-up {May Monthly Meet-up}

To explore new ideas through books. To meet new people and try new things. Our special book clubs feature speakers and topics paired with titles written by alumni. Summer Book Club will meet roughly once a month. You will read the book and come to the meet-up location to discuss and review.

May Meet-Up: “Stronger Than The Devil” by alumni Carlos Jiménez Flores and Louis Martinez. Purchase and pick-up at the Alumni Relations Office, $12.

A story about a man with wasted talent who fell short of expectations and finds himself in Sin City. What could go wrong?

The first novel from the collaborative work of writers Carlos Jiménez Flores and Louis Enrique Martínez, “Stronger Than the Devil” is a non-stop psychological thriller that will have you second-guessing while in suspense. The story is set in Las Vegas and follows Johnny, an underground fighter who is addicted to women, gambling and blood. Johnny is an underachieving former Golden Gloves amateur boxing champion from the Midwest who did not reach his full potential.

Johnny succumbs to the underbelly of all that Sin City offers, and his life spirals out of control in the desert oasis. Chased by bookies, loan sharks and everyone he has crossed, Johnny seals his fate when he challenges the devil.

Monday, May 22, 2017
6 p.m.
Boathouse Cafe (Humbolt Park)
Contact Jessica at with any questions.


Summer Book Club Meet-up {June Monthly Meet-up}

To explore new ideas through books. To meet new people and try new things. Our special book clubs feature speakers and topics paired with titles written by alumni. Summer Book Club will meet roughly once a month. You will read the book and come to the meet-up location to discuss and review.

June Meet-Up: “Every Moment Matters” by alumnus John St. Augustine. Purchase online:

Small slices of time go unnoticed. You go about your day, never realizing how much information missed moments contain. They are packed with lessons about living life to its fullest.

John St. Augustine can teach you how to notice these ordinary moments. Remember them. Relive them. Live in the present while creating future moments that have depth, meaning and purpose. Through anecdotes from his own life, St. Augustine demonstrates how to turn ordinary moments into extraordinary ones.  Be still. Pay attention. Find the moments that matter.

Anticipated date of meeting: June 20 or June 29
6 p.m.
Location TBD
Contact Jessica at with any questions.

NEIU Athletic Alumni Reception

The Northeastern Illinois University Alumni Association and the Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event Committee present the NEIU Athletic Alumni Reception. Reconnect with fellow Golden Eagles, share special memories, win NEIU Alumni Association goodies and discover how you can get more involved with your Alumni Association!

Thursday, June 22, 2017
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Nil Tap (owned by NEIU alumna and former student athlete Linda Dewald)
5734 North Elston Ave., Chicago

Register by June 16, (773) 442-4205 or Jessica at


Join the NEIU Alumni Association for a day of thrills! Northeastern alumni, students, faculty, staff, family and friends are invited to Alumni and Family Day at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
All day
Six Flags Great America
1 Great America Pkwy, Gurnee, Ill. 60031
$60 per ticket ($142 value)

Ticket price includes:

  • Day of entrance into Great America and Hurricane Harbor
  • All-you-can-eat lunch buffet in the Picnic Grove; dining time is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Complimentary bus transportation available for the first 85 people to register with this promotion
  • 2017 Thrill Pass (good for unlimited visits to Six Flags until September 4, 2017)*

Order Now!

Tickets are limited! Tickets are available for pickup in the Alumni Center during business hours or the morning of June 24, 2017. Registration will close on June 19, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.

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NEIU Golden Eagle Family Lifetime Appreciation Dinner

The NEIU Alumni Association cordially invites Golden Eagle Family Lifetime members and a guest to attend the Golden Eagle Family Lifetime Appreciation Dinner in recognition of their contributions and generous support of the NEIU Alumni Association.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
5:30-9 p.m.
Monastero's Ristorante
3935 W. Devon Ave., Chicago

By invitation only. RSVP to Jessica at by July 3, 2017.

Summer Book Club Meet-up {July Monthly Meet-up}

To explore new ideas through books. To meet new people and try new things. Our special book clubs feature speakers and topics paired with titles written by alumni. Summer Book Club will meet roughly once a month. You will read the book and come to the meet-up location to discuss and review.

July Meet-Up: “Regeneration X” by alumna Ellison Blackburn. Purchase online:

Anticipated date of meeting: July 15
1 p.m.
Location TBD

In the not-too-distant future, a bioengineering, medical technology breakthrough—touted as the modern-day fountain of youth—means a redo of the past is not only conceivable, it is possible. The stuff of science fiction without the time machine, Renovation is a cosmetic procedure with hindsight built in--and Charlotte Rhys Fenn longs for a second crank at her life. On the verge of depression, forlorn with the machinations of the world, if nothing else, a do-over could shine a spark of light through the doldrums of Charley's middle age. Another past must lead to a different future.

Contact Jessica at with any questions.


45th Annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event


The NEIU Foundation will host the 45th annual Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event, Northeasern’s longest-running philanthropic tradition. The event will return to Traditions, Chevy Chase Country Club’s 18-hole championship golf course. Over the years, the event's proceeds have supported more than 146 students with scholarships and enabled them to transform their lives as they prepare to enter tomorrow’s workforce.

Monday, August 7, 2017
Chevy Chase Country Club
1000 North Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, Ill.

Alumni, employees, students and friends can participate by golfing, sponsoring a hole and/or donating an auction item.

  Day Includes:

  • 18 Holes
  • Putting contest with a chance to win a cash prize
  • Chance to win $10,000 a hole-in-one contest
  • Silent auction featuring many exciting items
  • Awards for all top foursomes
  • Box lunch, cocktail hour and dinner
Registration: 9:30 a.m.
Shotgun Start: 11 a.m.
Cocktails: 4:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30 p.m.
Golf and Lunch, $135 per player
Golf, Lunch and Dinner, $200 per player
Dinner Only, $75

Become a Kane Sponsor

For questions or more information call Jake Meding, Office of Development, at (773) 442-4223,

Career Connections Job Club- August 22- September 19

The Career Connections Job Club is designed for alumni in transition. It is a support system that guides alumni in creating a "career narrative" that can be utilized for discovering new professional opportunities to assist alumni in transition between jobs or careers. Through small-group interaction, participants learn to deepen their sense of a work identity, engage in a forum to gain peer support and express progress in their search. Each session lasts two hours to enhance personal development, conduct research and self-evaluate. At-home assignments will be part of the curriculum as well.

August 22-Sept. 19 (five Tuesday mornings)
NEIU Student Union 215
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago
9:30-11 a.m.

Registration Cost: Free for upgraded alumni members (Blue & Gold and above); $40 for non-upgraded alumni members.

Workshop session topics include:

  • Introductions/Icebreakers
  • Personality/Career Assessment
  • Career Exploration “Find your Passion”
  • Personal Branding/Managing Online Profile
  • Strategic Networking
  • Successful Interviewing
  • Onboarding to a New Job

Registration will open in June.

NEIU Alumni Association Member Appreciation Night


We want to thank you for your membership to the Alumni Association and unwavering support of student scholarships and mentorship through your membership. Join us to celebrate a "Taste of NEIU."

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago
Courtyard B
6-8 p.m.

By invitation only


NEIU Weekend 2017

Join us as we celebrate Northeastern Illinois University’s 150th anniversary and and kick off this milestone moment at NEIU Weekend 2017! On September 15 and 16, alumni, students, parents, faculty and friends will come together to celebrate our University, our mission and our Golden Eagle spirit.You’re invited to come back, reconnect, have fun and show some love at this two-day sesquicentennial celebration.

Friday, September 15, and Saturday, September 16, 2017
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago

We'll have something for everyone:

  • Live Music
  • Fun for Kids
  • Golden Eagle Family Picnic
  • Beer Garden
  • Campus Tours
  • Golden Gala Alumni Awards

Complete details coming soon. See you in September! 

See pics from NEIU Weekend 2016.

Alumni/Student Career Connections Day

Alumni Career Connections brings alumni and current students together in a "speed networking" format that brings about informational interviewing, personal career exploration and the opportunity for alumni to provide mentorship to students. Additionally, students submit resumes for evaluation and feedback and can participate in a competitive student resume evaluation contest. Alumni are encouraged to suggest "best practice" advice to students navigating their pre-career choices and chat with students about their prospective majors and career paths. Pre-registration is required.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Student Union - Alumni Hall North
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago
3-5:30 p.m.: Informational Interviews and Resume Evaluation
6-7 p.m.: Mocktail Networking Reception

Registration will open in June.


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