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Naomi Smith earns Outstanding Major in Classical Civilization Award

Naomi Smith
Naomi Smith was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Classical Civilization Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Naomi Smith was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Classical Civilization Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

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.

Samuel Cahill earns Outstanding Major in Classical Civilization Award

Samuel Cahill
Samuel Cahill was awarded the Outstanding Major in Classical Civilization Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Samuel Cahill, son of Robert and Carole Cahill of Chicago, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Classical Civilization Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Samuel is majoring in history and in classical civilization at North Central College. He is a graduate of Brother Rice High School.

Nine faculty receive tenure, promotions

The North Central College Board of Trustees grants tenure, approves promotions to faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year.

At its May 2014 meeting, the North Central College Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved promotions to several faculty members effective with the start of the 2014-2015 academic year in September. These faculty are:

Diane Anstine, Ph.D., was promoted to professor of economics

Michael de Brauw, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of classics

Shereen Ilahi, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of history

Wendy Koenig, Ph.D., was granted tenure

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.

Higher education group publishes article about North Central College global learning initiative

The group Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has published an article highlighting a North Central College global learning initiative.

The group Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has published an article highlighting a North Central College global learning initiative.

The article, “Civic Learning on a Global Scale: The Middle East as a Learning Lab,” is authored by Whitney Roberts ’08, M ’13, assistant director of ministry and service.

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.

Quinton Hoffert

When it comes to learning, Quinton prefers classes with a personal touch. That’s made studying classical civilization at North Central a truly satisfying experience.

“One of my favorite things is the open attitudes of the professors—they’re incredibly supportive both in and out of class,” he says. “Students receive specialized attention, which wouldn’t be possible with larger groups. Class is often very personal with a focus more on discussion than lecture.”

Quinton has always been fascinated by world cultures and customs. Thanks to a Critical Languages Scholarship from the U.S. State Department, he’s pursuing his interests while enrolled in a special intensive language program at Suzhou University in Jiangsu Province, China. He’ll also study at Beijing Foreign Studies University before returning to the United States to complete a master’s degree.

“A study abroad trip to China encouraged me to continue taking Chinese. Now, my main goal is to become fluent and become a translator,” he says.

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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