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Russell Devereaux

Russell Devereaux

Admissions Counselor

Territory: Kankakee County, Will County, and Other States (except for Indiana, Iowa, and Wisconsin)

Hometown: St. Charles, Illinois

Alma Mater: National-Louis University

Major/Degree: M.A., Psychology; B.A., Behavioral Sciences/Psychology

What advice do you have for future students? Take every opportunity that comes your way.  Make the best out of every class.  Be open to new experiences.  You never know what might ignite a passion within you!

What are 3 things you love about NIU? First, the people: There is no better campus in the world to meet, enjoy, and learn from unique people.  The atmosphere: There is a sense of dedication and passion that is felt on every sidewalk of our campus.  Students, faculty, and staff are here because they love what they are doing.  You'll notice this the second you step on campus.  And finally, Victor E. Huskie: He's by far the best college mascot!  He has a good complexion, a wealth of dance moves, and an overall stunning physique.

What is your favorite place on campus? The Coffee Corner.  They sell coffee; it's in the heart of the Holmes Student Center, so there are always a ton of people around; and it's where NIU's Slam Poetry Team meets every week.  Coffee and performance poetry...a beautiful combination!