North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

North Central College hosts executive MBA students from China

North Central College strengthened its ties to Asia and the study of international business by hosting a delegation of executive MBA students from China.

North Central College strengthened its ties to Asia and the study of international business by hosting a delegation of executive MBA students from China.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

North Central graduate earns highly competitive Dunn Fellowship

Mark Zajac ’12, Dunn Fellow
North Central College graduate Mark Zajac has earned a spot as a policy fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office through the Dunn Fellowship program.

Recent North Central College graduate Mark Zajac ’12 of Des Plaines, Ill., has earned a spot as a policy fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office through the James H. Dunn Memorial Fellowship Program.

“I’ve always been interested in all things international, traveling to other countries and foreign affairs,” Zajac says. “This fellowship opens a lot of doors and will help me to better understand the world.”

Experience Japanese culture during Japanese Spring Festival

North Central College’s Japan Club and Japanese program present annual Japanese Spring Festival May 6 with music, food, games, art and more.

North Central College’s Japan Club and Japanese program will present their Japanese Spring Festival from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. The event is free.

The annual festival takes place in May, which is the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in the United States. In Japan, it’s the time to celebrate Children’s Day (May 5) and enjoy a weeklong vacation called Golden Week and spring weather.

North Central College to host Chinese Spring Festival Celebration Feb. 2

North Central College’s Chinese program and Xilin Community Center co-present the eighth annual Chinese Spring Festival Celebration Feb. 2.

North Central College’s Chinese program and Xilin Community Center in Naperville co-present the eighth annual Chinese Spring Festival Celebration on Feb. 2.

North Central’s 17th annual International Festival is Jan. 27

College's German Club hosts booth about German culture
North Central College welcomes members of the community to its annual International Festival Jan. 27 to experience different cultures from around the world.

For 17 years, North Central College has welcomed members of the community to its annual International Festival to experience different cultures from around the world and around the corner. This year’s International Festival takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the College’s Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St., Naperville.

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