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Huskie Futures in Focus

Covenant Falana

Covenant Falana
Business management major

We’re expecting big things from Covenant “Covie” Falana. So is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. You might just recognize Covie, who was hand-picked by Johnson as one of 64 competitors on his new NBC television show, The Titan Games.” 

Oriana Flores

Oriana Flores
Human development and family sciences major

She might have taken an indirect path to NIU, but Oriana was meant to be a Huskie all along. A graduate of Chicago High School for the Arts, Flores briefly attended Illinois State University before transferring to NIU from City Colleges of Chicago.

Cassandra Pilcher

Cassandra Pilcher
Psychology and sociology double-major

She may be from Waterloo, Iowa, but Cassandra Pilcher feels at home at NIU. "I’m a strong believer in everyone having a college that is a right fit for them,” she says. “Luckily, NIU was that for me."

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