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Aurora University announces spring 2019 Dean’s List

Aurora University congratulates the more than 1,100 undergraduate students who earned Dean’s List honors for the spring 2019 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes students who have earned a 3.6 GPA or higher. Students recognized with high honors have earned a perfect 4.0. Students included on the Dean’s List completed a minimum of 12 semester hours for [...]

A nursing first: four students elected to Student Nurses Association of Illinois board

In an unprecedented accomplishment, Alexis Hodges ’21, Shea Demonteverde ’20, Kristy Britton ’19, and Kirsten Mueller ’19 were elected to the Student Nurses Association of Illinois board of directors.

The power of one

Earning a college degree — whether undergraduate or graduate — is to be celebrated. Earning a new type of degree is truly special. For 32 Aurora University students, that moment of pride happened earlier this spring.

Relative successes: mother, daughter earn education degrees together

Jodi Moore and Erin Sester were thrilled to watch each other cross the Commencement stage at Aurora University. Moore graduated with a Doctor of Education degree. Sester had just earned a Master of Arts in Special Education. Nothing more special than a couple of AU buddies supporting each other, right? The occasion was, in fact, exceedingly special — because Moore is Sester’s mother.

Aurora University awards Rita Garman with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters

Rita B. Garman, Illinois Supreme Court Justice, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Aurora University during its spring Commencement ceremony. The degree was presented by Tom Cross, JD, Executive Director of the Institute for Collaboration at Aurora University, on behalf of the institution’s board of trustees.

Three AU students find free tuition in birthday egg hunt

Spring blossomed early for three AU students this year. Last month, they won a year of free tuition at AU’s Egg-stra Special 125th Birthday Party and Egg Hunt.

Professor Sarah Radtke selected for national leadership development program

Sarah Radtke, professor and chair of athletic training, is one of 41 administrators in higher education nationwide selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in the 2019–2020 Senior Leadership Academy.

Remembering Joe Dunham: teacher, minister, and friend

Beloved Aurora University professor emeritus Joe Dunham, 80, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Born March 17, 1939, Dunham was born and raised in Missouri. He attended Southwest Baptist College, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma University, and Northwestern University. Dunham began his career at Aurora College in 1964, instantly standing out [...]

Nursing rated top profession in honesty, ethical standards in 2018

Nursing was rated highest for honesty and ethics for the 17th consecutive year in an annual Gallup poll.

Aurora University announces fall 2018 Dean’s List

Aurora University congratulates the more than 1,200 undergraduate students who earned Dean’s List honors for the fall 2018 semester.


Date: Wednesday - June 19, 2019
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Hill Welcome Center


Date: Wednesday - July 10, 2019
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: University Banquet Hall


Date: Friday - July 12, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Perry Theater

Aurora University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2019-2020 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. AU was also recognized with three Fields of Study honors for our business, education and nursing programs.

College of Distinction 2019-2020
College of Distinction Illinois 2019-2020
College of Distinction Business 2019-2020
College of Distinction Education 2019-2020
College of Distinction Nursing 2019-2020