Alumni & Campus Stories

Father and daughter Howard and Carli Kanter

Block I Art Teachers

Growing up, Carli Kanter, ’22 FAA, always had a sketchbook in her hand. “We brought them everywhere—to restaurants, on vacation,” she recalls.  When your father, Howard Kanter, ’91 FAA, MA

Natalie Bomke seated on set at the Fox 32 news studio

Dream Achiever

Not everyone gets a career path marked by so many signposts. As a child, Natalie J. Bomke, ’04 MEDIA, talked such a non-stop streak that her mom worried there was

Haina Ramos working on a computer in doctors office.

Stress Reliever

Licensed clinical social worker Haina Irish Ramos, MSW ’16, provides traditional in-person counseling through her work with Thriveworks, an Arlington Heights, Ill.–based mental health provider with more than 340 locations.

Lou Liay standing at a podium

Honoring Our Own

At Commencement ceremonies on May 12, 2023, the University will confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters upon Louis Liay, EDM ’62, crowning a lifetime of exemplary work

Susannah Scaroni poses on an outdoor track with her Tokyo Paralympics gold and bronze medals around her neck.

Record Setter

One minute, wheelchair racer Susannah Scaroni, ’14 ACES, MS ’22 ACES, was pushing through a normal long training session, heading east on Windsor Road not far from campus. The next,