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Spartan spotlight stories
Christy Savellano Beretta
April 19, 2024

Christy Savellano Beretta ’16 understands the meaning of home. As a manager at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Savellano Beretta works with the growing population of young adults facing homelessness and helps families understand their housing rights. One of the most compelling...

Joseph Dadara ’18
March 22, 2024

The sport of soccer has always provided a refuge for Joseph Dadara ’18. When he was in middle school, his family emigrated from Tanzania to the U.S. and settled in Aurora. Soccer was a way to fit in and stay out of trouble. But it was expensive—the uniforms, the dues, the travel. His...

Kaitlyn Prentiss
February 23, 2024

Kaitlyn Prentiss ’21 has been dancing almost since she learned to walk. She grew up surrounded by ballet slippers, leotards, and tap shoes. She entered dance competitions. She learned to choreograph. Dancing filled her soul. Today, she spends her off hours dancing at Special Stars in...

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...

Sophomore Ximena Bermudez at the White House
November 14, 2023

Sophomore Ximena Bermudez took her first trip to Washington, D.C. as a proud representative of Aurora University’s first-generation college students. And she came back home “more motivated than ever” to pursue her education and give back to the community. The 19-year-old...