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Donna Schoenfeld, 62, Illinois

Staff WriterMay 16, 2019

Donna J. Schoenfeld, Ed.D, 62, Normal, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 13, 2019, in Normal, Illinois.

Donna was born in Beaver Dam on Oct. 17, 1956, the daughter of Verlin and Evelyn (Keller) Schoenfeld. She graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1974 and attended UW-La Crosse, where she received her bachelor of science degree in psychology. She received her masters in psychology from Central Washington University before receiving her Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University. Throughout her career, Donna taught at UW-River Falls, UW-Whitewater, Rutgers University, Marquette, Northern Illinois University, and Illinois State University, where she currently served as assistant vice president and as an instructional assistant professor in the College Student Personnel Administration program. During her time at NIU, Donna worked on numerous initiatives as director of Wellness Promotion. She also taught UNIV 101 and courses in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education. She was an active participant in the campus recovery from the Feb. 14, 2008, tragedy where she served as a liaison for impacted students and families. In her free time, Donna enjoyed spending time with her cats and her two huskies.

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