North Central College - Naperville, IL

Geoffrey Clark '11

Geoffrey Clark is agate editor for the Chicago Tribune Media Group. He and his agate team were honored with the 2012 Chicago Tribune Jones-Beck Award for Outstanding Professional Performance.

Laura Botten '08

Laura Botten is a production assistant for US 99.5 WUSN-FM, Chicago. She is responsible for imaging on the station, creative services such as copywriting and commercial voiceovers and serves as a fill-in personality on air several times per month. She has been working at US 99.5 since April 2008 and was promoted to the station’s full-time production assistant in late 2012.

Aubrey Pauly Secrest '07

Aubrey Pauly Secrest is owner and founder of Bride Meets Wedding, Inc. which can be found at BrideMeetsWedding. com. She began the online bridal resource website in March 2012. The website is aimed at couples in the Galena/tri-state and Rockford areas looking to host destination weddings and have access to vendors and information when planning from afar. Secrest also recently launched an online bridal consignment site called BrideMeetsBride.com, which allows women from across the country to resell or purchase gently used gowns, décor, accessories and more.

North Central College student broadcasters earn national honors at competition

Whitney Goodbred, WONC station manager, displays IBS trophies
North Central College students earn five national awards, more than two dozen honors during Intercollegiate Broadcasting System contest.

North Central College students earned five national awards and more than two dozen total honors during the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) competition March 2 in New York City.

The students are all broadcasters for WONC-FM 89.1, North Central’s student-run radio station.

North Central College students help New Orleans host the Super Bowl

Sport Management Association members gain experience and build memories volunteering at the Super Bowl.

While the Super Bowl may already be a distant memory for many, 15 members of North Central’s Sport Management Association (SMA) are still pinching themselves as they recall rubbing elbows with sports celebrities and gaining admission to the country’s most popular sporting event, held this year in New Orleans.

“I had goosebumps the entire time I was in the Superdome,” says Matt Meindl  ’14, a management and sport management double major. “And experiencing New Orleans’ culture was also a thrill of a lifetime.”

Madormo discusses new, second novel at Anderson’s Feb. 23

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communications
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC, is featured author of new novel at Anderson’s.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, will be the featured author at Anderson’s Bookshops on Feb. 23 at a book signing event of his newest work, “The Camp Phoenix Caper.” Released Feb. 21, his new novel is the second book in the “Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire” mystery series for middle-grade readers.

North Central College students write, shoot, edit original films in contest

Celluloid, North Central’s student film club, presents 48-Hour Film Project on Feb. 22-24 for student filmmakers to create films in competitive environment.

Celluloid, North Central’s student film club, will host the 48-Hour Film Project on Feb. 22-24.

The 48-Hour Film Project is a chance for North Central College student filmmakers to create and showcase their films in a creative and competitive environment. Solo entrants or teams of students may participate and will be challenged to write, shoot and edit an original film within 48 hours, using a given prop, set piece and line of dialogue.

13 North Central College student broadcasters earn 26 IBS award nominations

North Central student broadcasters are nominated for 26 awards in a national competition—more than any college radio station in nation.

North Central College student broadcasters are nominated for 26 awards in a national competition—more than any other college or university radio station in the nation.

Thirteen North Central College broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, the College’s student-run radio station, earned 26 nominations in the annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) competition. Winners of the Golden Microphone Trophy Awards will be announced March 2 at the 73rd Annual IBS International Radio/Webcast Conference in New York City.

Madormo gives talk to Chicago teacher/librarians

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communications
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, spoke to Chicago Public School librarians about his novel series and more.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, was the featured speaker at the Jan. 19 meeting of the Chicago Teacher-Librarian Association (CTLA) in Chicago. Sponsored by Children’s Plus, Inc., the meeting was open to all Chicago Public School librarians.

Students may apply by Feb. 20 for Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research

Students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research May 14.

North Central College students may apply by Feb. 20 to present their original research at the College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research, which will take place during Honors Day on Tuesday, May 14.

Information about the symposium and how to submit proposals may be found on the College’s website. A list of frequently asked questions also is available.

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