North Central College - Naperville, IL

Ashley Chubirka

Associate Director of Freshman Admission
(630) 637-5816
Naperville, Ill.
B.A. in English (University of Illinois Champaign Urbana, 2007); Master's of leadership studies: higher education (North Central College, 2011)

Favorite thing about North Central: 
The environment.  This is truly a place to be challenged and supported both academically and personally. Students, faculty and staff are so welcoming and positive.  It is truly a great place to "be central".

Words I use to describe North Central students: 
Busy! Between athletics, fine arts, research and study abroad it’s amazing that North Central Students find time to eat! (but they do!) Students here are very well rounded.

Why did I choose to become an Admission Counselor at North Central?
I grew up a few blocks away from North Central, and I have always felt very connected to the community.  After I graduated from college I really wanted to work in a place where I knew I could make a difference in other people’s lives.  Plus it is such a great institution; it is easy to get excited about North Central.

Favorite Naperville Restaurant: 
This is a very hard question because I love them all!  I would say top three would be Heaven on Seven, Quigley's, and Jimmy's (because I love to sit outside).

Favorite Season in Naperville: 
Fall; campus is one of the most beautiful places with all its foliage.  Fall always reminds me of the first day of school growing up.

Advice to Students: 
Stop fretting and trust in yourself.  If you have visited and asked questions the college you choose will be the right one.  If you give a college your all you will have positive experience!