John and Lili La Tourette
This award was established by John and Lili La Tourette. John La Tourette was named NIU’s tenth president in 1986. He earned several degrees in economics from Rutgers University: a bachelor’s degree in 1954, a master’s degree in 1955, and a doctorate in 1962. Lili La Tourette received her B.Ed. from Washburn University. President La Tourette and Lili La Tourette support many different programs on campus including econimics, theatre, and international studies.