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NIU Rockford Club

NIU Rockford Club

The College of Business NIU Rockford Club (formerly Rockford Area Alumni Club), officially established Fall 1998, was formed to fill a need of alumni in the Rockford area to connect with NIU College of Business.

For more information about the NIU Rockford Club please contact the College of Business Advancement Office at

Rockford Club Mission

  • To support the programs and interests of NIU and the College of Business
  • To support and advance the field of business
  • To enhance the image of and support NIU and the College of Business in the Rockford area
  • To provide mutually beneficial networking for the members

Rockford Club Benefits

  • Opportunities for learning over the course of your lifetime, through programs and seminars sponsored by the club.
  • Opportunities to connect and network with other alumni, faculty and students of the College of Business.
  • Opportunities to give through the David & Diane Graf Rockford Endowed Scholarship and other events.

Rockford Club Events

September 17, 2014

CONNECT NIU Rockford Reception & Celebration
NIU Rockford Campus
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
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October 11, 2014

Homecoming: NIU vs. Central Michigan
Alumni Village, DeKalb
Kickoff 4:00 p.m.
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December 4, 2014

Finance Alumni Reception
NIU Naperville Conference Center
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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December 23, 2014

Watch Party: NIU vs. Marshall at Boca Raton Bowl
Franchesco's Restaurant, Rockford
Kick off 5 p.m. CST
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February 18, 2015

Crocker Emerging Business Leaders 2015 Reception
Chicago, IL
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
By invitation

May 1, 2015

Alumni Luncheon 2015
Harry Caray's, Lombard, IL
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
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Board of Directors

  • Charles Allton
  • Chuck Blomgren
  • Rena Cotsones
  • Kelly Davit
  • Lynn Gibson
  • Michelle Gorham
  • Ellen Granneman
  • Paul Green
  • David Hoffert
  • Jim Hansberry
  • Tom Jackowski
  • Robert Jonas
  • Andrew Kobischka
  • Gregory Lee
  • Rod Leezer
  • Robert Rothkopf
  • Jeff Wallem


Rockford Alumni,