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Student stories
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...

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...

Joshua Hunter
August 22, 2023

After hearing about the sense of community a coworker experienced as a student at Aurora University, Joshua Hunter ’24 decided to explore AU as an option for college. He learned that he could stay close to home, benefit from smaller class sizes, and develop relationships with his...

Alyssa Dalicandro
June 29, 2023

Dalicandro is utilizing internship opportunities as a way to explore different workplace settings and accounting roles. By the start of her sophomore year, she had already completed two internships. Why did you decide to complete multiple internships? Taking internships at various organizations...

Meet Tony
June 13, 2023

“As an athletic training 3+2 student, I’ll be completing the bachelor’s degree coursework in three years and a master’s in two, so the Junior Mentoring Program has been an important tool to ensure I stay on track. Junior Mentoring provided me with a faculty mentor who met...