2018 Award Recipients

Every year the NIU College of Business recognizes the achievements of outstanding alumni (in addition to an honorary alum) who are distinguished leaders in their fields, growing exponentially in their careers or support their communities and NIU above the rest.


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Past Recipients

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Distinguished Alumnus

Brent Brodeski
B.S. Finance 1988
MBA 1991

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Outstanding Young Alumnus

Sam Kunde
B.S. Accounting 2012
M.S. Accounting 2013

Sam Kunde photo


Innovation and Entrepreneurship Alumnus

Ralph de la Vega
MBA 1989

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Honorary Alumna

Stacey Barsema
President at the Barsema Family Foundation

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