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Alumni stories
Zachary Ferris
September 5, 2023

The world is losing its tropical coral reefs, imperiling natural fisheries and the ecology of the oceans, and Zachary Ferris ’21 is wading into the middle of the issue. Ferris was recruited to Aurora University to play lacrosse, but it was a science field trip to the Bahamas that allowed...

two alumnae working at Boeing
July 25, 2023

Dreams can take you in unpredictable directions. Hayley Stout ’18 and Katherine Norris ’20 never expected that their penchant for working with athletes would lead them to careers at Boeing Co. alongside the men and women who build and repair airplanes. In a twist of fate, Stout and...

Christopher Dominguez
July 12, 2023

Growing up in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, Christopher Dominguez ’18, ’20 MSW faced the reality of gangs and violence. His parents, both immigrants from the Mexican port city of Veracruz, had limited resources but wanted him to go to college, so they pushed Dominguez...

Students working with alumni mentor
February 24, 2023

At Aurora University, an important part of a student’s journey is to prepare for life after AU. One way AU prepares students for success is by connecting current students with alumni to talk about careers, networking, and the day-to-day reality of the working world. AU’s career...

Tamara Turner
January 17, 2023

Tamara Turner ’12, ’14 MBA has taken her love of cake to new heights—35,000 feet into the stratosphere, to be precise. The founder and CEO of Chicago-based Silver Spoon Desserts began selling her mini gourmet Bundt cakes to American Airlines in 2022. The Fort Worth, Texas-based...