1988 School of Art and Design graduate John Siblik was a first-generation college student, and he went on to start a successful art practice, have a more than 20 year long career in arts higher education and is currently the director of the school he graduated from.

He was profiled by NIU as part of a series in NIU Today to celebrate past and current first generation NIU students.

You can read the whole thing here:  A first-generation college student: John Siblik.