Park Forest Residents Among 3,000 Graduates at Northern Illinois University

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NIU congratulates spring 2017 graduates

DeKALB, Ill.—(ENEWSPF)–June 20, 2017 – Northern Illinois University celebrated commencement weekend, May 12 and 13. Included among the more than 3,000 graduates were the following students from Park Forest:

  • Tiara Arrington, Bachelor of Science, Family Social Services,
  • Alysia Davis, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
  • Brooke Gordon, Bachelor of Arts, Communication – Organizational – Corporate
  • Maurice Jackson II, Bachelor of Science, Technology-Industrial Management & Technology
  • Kayla Smith, Bachelor of Science, Rehabilitation Services

Northern Illinois University is a student-centered, nationally recognized public research university, with expertise that benefits its region and spans the globe in a wide variety of fields, including the sciences, humanities, arts, business, engineering, education, health and law. Through its main campus in DeKalb, Illinois, and education centers for students and working professionals in Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Oregon and Rockford, NIU offers more than 100 courses of study while serving a diverse and international student body of about 19,000. The 17 NIU Huskie athletic teams compete in the Mid-American Conference at the highest NCAA Division I level. For more information, visit