Education Briefs 10-2

NIU summer graduation

DE KALB - Over 650 students received their degrees from Northern Illinois University in August. Among the graduates were Mendota students, Paige Koskosky, Bachelor of Science, Management - Human Resource Management, and Benjamin Ross, Bachelor of Science, Technology - Applied Manufacturing Technology.

Northern Illinois University is a student-centered, nationally recognized public research university, with expertise that benefits its region and spans the globe in a variety of fields including the sciences, humanities, arts, business, engineering, education, health and law. Through its main campus in DeKalb 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 

Mendota student on Monmouth cheerleading squad

MONMOUTH - Rebecca Monica of Mendota has been chosen as a member of the 2019 Monmouth College Cheerleading Squad. Through a talented display of athleticism, creativity and gymnastics, the cheerleading squad imbues matches with excitement and positive energy.

Founded in 1853, Monmouth is a nationally ranked liberal arts college. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the birthplace of the women’s fraternity movement, the college offers 38 majors, 42 minors, 17 pre-professional tracks, and two innovative Triads in Global Food Security and Global Public Health.


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