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Mason Brauer
February 8, 2024

Aurora University student Mason Brauer ’24 has been recognized with the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award, representing AU as Student Laureate of The Lincoln Academy of Illinois. In the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, Student Laureates are honored for their “leadership and service in...

social work students receive scholarships
February 1, 2024

Aurora University has awarded 25 social work students $520,000 in scholarships and other support to pursue their substance abuse counselor credentials, as the demand rises for social workers trained to address the ongoing overdose crisis in Illinois. The scholarships are funded by a grant from...

Noyce Scholars
December 20, 2023

Aurora University named its inaugural cohort of Noyce Scholars—10 students who are studying to become math and science teachers for middle schools and high schools in high-need school districts. The National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program supports students from...

Rain Wilson
November 20, 2023

Rain Wilson—playwright, spoken-word poet, activist, actor, and educator—has been named Aurora University’s inaugural artist-in-residence and interdisciplinary catalyst. Wilson’s artistic and educational work involves creating art for social justice and prompting dialogue...

Future Promise Fund
November 15, 2023

Aurora University has launched a new fund to support students who are the first in their family to attend college. The initiative, one of the first of the new president’s tenure, is named the Future Promise Fund and is tied to the theme of Dr. Susana Rivera-Mills’...