Michael and Patricia Strachan
NIU was an important juncture in both the personal and professional lives of Michael and Patricia Strachan. They pursued their fields of academic study at NIU and they met each other on campus. Tricia studied Human and Family Resources and graduated in 1975, while Mike pursued a career in Accountancy, earning his degree in 1976, through the College of Business. The Strachans began their careers in Chicago, Tricia in an educational research position, and Mike in public accounting. After three years, they moved to Honolulu to further Mike’s career. After 10 years there, they moved to Seattle and then to San Francisco. They both appreciate their beginnings at NIU.