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North Central College nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013

North Central College is being nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013.

North Central College is being nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013.

Colleges of Distinction is a college guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admissions professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: student engagement in the educational process, great teaching, vibrant learning communities and successful outcomes.

Community invited to North Central College faculty scholarship conference Sept. 4

Community members are invited to "A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship," a Sept. 4 academic conference at North Central College.

Community members are invited to hear faculty members discuss recent books they’ve authored, present findings of their scholarly research and talk about partnerships with local organizations during an academic conference Sept. 4 at North Central College.

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2013

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is among a select group of institutions nationwide highlighted by The Princeton Review in “The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is based on the Princeton Review’s surveys of 122,000 college students. The Princeton Review began surveying college students and publishing its findings in 1992.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Eric McKee earns honors for outstanding major in finance, actuarial science

Eric McKee
Eric McKee of Naperville earned honors for outstanding major in finance and actuarial science during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Eric McKee of Naperville earned two academic awards during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

McKee was recognized with the 2012 Outstanding Major in Finance Award and the 2012 Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award.

McKee is a senior triple-majoring in actuarial science, finance and classical civilization. He is the son of Roger McKee and Diane Zurbriggen and a graduate of St. Francis High School in Wheaton.

Ereka Funkhouser receives academic awards in Japanese, division

Ereka Funkhouser '12
Ereka Funkhouser was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Japanese Award and the outstanding student in her academic division at North Central College.

Ereka Funkhouser of York, Pa., was recognized with two academic awards—the Outstanding Major in Japanese and the Outstanding Student in the Arts and Letters Division—during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Funkhouser is a senior majoring in Japanese and classical civilization with a minor in English at North Central College. She is the daughter of John Funkhouser and a graduate of York Suburban Senior High School.

Emily Rademaker receives academic and service awards

Em Rademaker '12
Emily Rademaker of Cary was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in German and Outstanding Service to Student Life awards at North Central College.

Emily “Em” Rademaker of Cary, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in German Award and Outstanding Service to Student Life Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Rademaker is a senior majoring in German, classical civilization and sociology with minors in history and anthropology at North Central College. After graduation, she will serve in the Republic of South Africa for a 27-month assignment with the Peace Corps. She is the daughter of Dana and Linnea Rademaker and is a 2008 graduate of Cary-Grove Community High School.

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North Central hosts 2012 Blue Key National Conference

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More than 100 students from across the country traveled to North Central College for the 2012 Blue Key National Conference, which took place Jan. 13-14.

The students represented 13 different colleges and universities, ranging from the University of Portland in Oregon to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Over the course of the conference, students had the opportunity to participate in a vast array of activities.

Naomi Smith

Naomi added classical civilization to her English writing major to prepare for a career in the publishing industry.

She says her most memorable college experience, she says, was traveling to Rome for a D-Term study abroad course. “I was able to experience the places I had been learning about, and it made the Latin language and ancient Roman culture come alive.”

Naomi was attracted to North Central because of its financial aid and proximity to public transportation. “Availability of financial aid and on-campus jobs were overwhelmingly helpful. And I wanted a place with easy access to public transit for visits home and access to a range of internship opportunities. North Central had these with small-town charm and nearby downtown Naperville.”

Named the Outstanding Major in Classical Civilization, Naomi says, “Coming to North Central has been one of the best decisions of my life. The faculty, staff and student body create a great community that’s very welcoming and caring.

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