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Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2014 Great College To Work For

North Central College ranks among 92 of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

Cameron Bechard earns Outstanding Major in Chinese Award

Cameron Bechard
Cameron Bechard was awarded the Outstanding Major in Chinese Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Cameron Bechard, son of Glenn and Amber Bechard of Plainfield, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Chinese Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A junior, Cameron carries a double major in Chinese and international business with a minor in Spanish at North Central College. He will be studying abroad and conducting an internship in Costa Rica in the fall. He is a graduate of Plainfield North High School.

Chen coauthors article on family environment and early literacy

Xiaoning Chen, visiting associate professor of education
Xiaoning Chen, North Central College visiting associate professor of education, publishes article exploring family learning environment and early literacy.

Xiaoning Chen, North Central College visiting associate professor of education, recently coauthored an article titled “Family learning environment and early literacy: A comparison of bilingual and monolingual children” in Economics of Educational Review.

The article, a collaborative work between Chen, Li Feng of Texas State University and Yunwei Gai of Babson College, explores the relationship between family learning environments and activities of bilingual and monolingual children from 9 months of age to kindergarten entry.

One graduate, two undergraduate students present at international business conference

Cameron Bechard ’15 and Nicole Jakobsze ’15
North Central College students present at the Academy of International Business conference with Robert Moussetis, professor of international business.

Three North Central College students presented at the Academy of International Business Midwest chapter conference, held March 26-28 in Chicago. They presented along with their North Central faculty supervisor Robert Moussetis, professor of international business, chair of management and marketing and coordinator of graduate business programs.

Study abroad, Verandah courses and service trips change lives during D-Term

D-Term study abroad course to Germany in 2012
Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad and engage in other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad, participate in service trips, enroll in Verandah courses and take advantage of other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

D-Term is a three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas that offers students possibilities to engage in life-enriching experiences.

This year’s study abroad destinations include France, China, London, Argentina and Uruguay, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Italy and Greece, Germany and Costa Rica.

North Central students host international careers event with guest experts

International affairs experts discussed global markets at an event hosted by the Chinese Club and Entrepreneurship and International Business Club.

North Central College students in the Chinese Club and Entrepreneurship and International Business Club (EIBO) cohosted an international careers event featuring four experts in the field of international affairs. The guests spoke to some 80 students on Oct. 1 about today’s international markets.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of students

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students. Enrollment this fall includes a record number of international students and increased representation of out-of-state students and veterans.

Allie Grossman

Allie has simple advice for North Central students: “Don’t be afraid to change your mind. If you follow the path that interests you the most, success will follow.”

Allie is majoring in English studies with minors in Chinese and Spanish because she’s fascinated by language. She shares her passion as a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English honor society and Chinese Corner—a campus group that provides her with opportunities to work with other students on speaking, writing and grammar in a relaxed setting.

“I’ve learned the importance of community,” she says. “North Central has some really fantastic clubs and organizations. As a student of language, I’m really grateful for that.”

Allie plans to join the Peace Corps and teach internationally after she graduates.

Quinton Hoffert '13

Quinton Hoffert was awarded a U.S. State Department Critical Languages Scholarship, which funded a special intensive language program at Suzhou University in Jiangsu, China. He will continue a two-year study of Chinese at Beijing Foreign Studies University this fall and return to the United States to complete a master’s degree in a Chinese translation program.

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