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Student at a laptop
March 24, 2021

If you are thinking about going to law school, there are several steps you can take while you are an undergraduate to help you succeed. Aurora University alumni came together as part of AU’s Sundays @7 career conversations to share their advice on how to prepare for law school. Becoming a...

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....

Richard Hamlin
April 20, 2020

Richard “Dick” Hamlin, PhD, 94, the president of George Williams College from 1961-1982, died Saturday, April 18, 2020, at his home in Naples, Florida. Dick was a prominent leader in the YMCA movement when the call came from his alma mater, George Williams College, to assume its...

AU student using a laptop.
April 17, 2020

This is an unprecedented time in our country. As individuals and companies adapt to the coronavirus, so too does the job hiring process. Companies are still hiring, but the interview process has changed. The hiring process has gone virtual. From school districts to hospitals to businesses large...