AU Today - Alumni

Alumni stories
Roald Berg
February 28, 2022

Roald Berg ’56, who returned to his alma mater to teach mathematics and coach men’s basketball, passed away. He was 87. A lifelong Aurora resident, Berg distinguished himself throughout his career, and was selfless in his mentoring of Aurora College students. Berg met the love of his...

Homer Easley
January 24, 2022

Aurora University shares the sad news that alumnus and former faculty member Homer Easley ’59 died Sunday, January 23, 2022. He was 85. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Pauline (Barton) Easley ’59 ’87, their two children David ’84 and Sheryl ’87, and their...

Graduate student
June 15, 2021

Success often comes to people willing to listen to the advice of those who came before them. With that in mind, Aurora University reached out to alumni of the Plus One accelerated graduate degree programs from the past three years and asked what advice they have for this year’s class....

Katie Johns
July 13, 2020

It was March when the COVID-19 pandemic first felt real to Katie Johns MSW ’09. She had seen news about the pandemic, but during a conversation with her sister, an emergency room nurse working 17-hour days, Johns was struck by the imprints on her sister’s face left by the protective...

Sarah O'Donnell
June 1, 2020

Sarah O'Donnell ’05 could not have imagined that her bachelor's degree in recreation administration from Aurora University would lead to her becoming a hero in her community. But it did. When the coronavirus pandemic forced Illinois schools to shut down in mid-March by order of Gov. J. B....