Northern Illnois University, Kappa Alpha Chapter

The Kappa Alpha chapter of Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) at Northern Illinois University was founded on March 22, 1991. It was reestablished on May 25, 2017 by Dr. Donald Zinger. The Kappa Alpha chapter is a proud group of electrical engineering students that strive to make one another stronger within the field. This group also strives to outreach to the engineering student body and the rest of the community through activities such as STEM Fest. Each semester, the members of the chapter interact with the community in many ways such as: hosting study nights, attending and helping at the NIU Engineering Job Fair, and volunteering at local non-profit organizations. Eta Kappa Nu, Kappa Alpha is looking forward to continuing to serve the community and promoting excellence.

Region: 4, Central USA

Section: DeKalb, IL (Rock River Valley)

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Last Updated: 9/1/2020

DeKalb, IL

DeKalb Illinois is a small rural town an hour west of Chicago. Best known for our production of corn, and where barbed wire was invented. DeKalb may not be an idyllic cityscape, but it packs a ton of small town charm. The mixture of small town charm with a large university is what makes Northern Illinois University a special place.

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Some of my favorite college memories came from my time in IEEE-HKN.

Katie Berendt

I am proud to be one of the founding members of our chapter's revival, and then to lead the chapter as its president.

Elliot Krueger