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Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2014-2015

Forbes magazine says North Central College is among America’s Top Colleges and ranks among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities.

Forbes magazine once again ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges.

Forbes includes North Central College among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 490 overall, No. 333 among private colleges and No. 117 in the Midwest.

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.

Education alumnus named assistant principal in West Aurora School District 129

North Central College alumnus Tim Krahenbuhl has been appointed assistant principal of two elementary schools in West Aurora School District 129.

North Central College alumnus Tim Krahenbuhl has been appointed assistant principal of Fearn and Hall elementary schools in West Aurora School District 129.

North Central College education alumnus named principal of Aurora elementary school

McCarty Elementary School
Kevin Schnable, a 1996 elementary education graduate of North Central College, is the new principal of McCarty Elementary School in Aurora.

Kevin Schnable, a 1996 elementary education graduate of North Central College, is the new principal of McCarty Elementary School in Aurora.

Schnable began his career as a fourth-grade teacher in Indian Prairie School District 204 at Graham Elementary School in Naperville. He then taught fourth and fifth grades in Oswego and later became a high school English teacher and director of student activities at Oswego High School. He served as dean of students there since 2004, the Daily Herald reported.

Local press covers Addison summer school staffed by North Central College students

Heidi Nelson
The Addison Independent newspaper has published photographs and an article about a summer school program staffed by North Central College education students.

The Addison Independent newspaper has published photographs and an article about a summer school program staffed by North Central College education students.

North Central College alumnus named vice president at Nebraska Wesleyan University

North Central College alumnus Bill Motzer has been named vice president for enrollment management at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb.

North Central College alumnus Bill Motzer has been named vice president for enrollment management at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb.

He will lead the university’s enrollment planning, admissions, financial aid, retention, and marketing and communications efforts.

North Central College Teach First program inspires future educators

Abel Sanchez and Guadalupe Gallardo Escobedo
A North Central College program that helps prepare future educators is a model for a new program to improve opportunities for all first-generation students.

A North Central College program that helps prepare future educators is serving as a model for a new program to improve opportunities for all the College’s first-generation students.

Teach First—which aims to recruit and retain first-generation college students who want to become teachers—was launched at North Central in 2008. Six years later it’s serving as a model for Cardinal First that launches in fall 2014.

Outstanding faculty and staff are recognized for efforts during 2013-2014

North Central College recognized faculty and administrative staff for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service with Dissinger and Ruge Fellow awards.

In May, six outstanding North Central College faculty and staff for the 2013-2014 academic year received endowed Dissinger awards. Two further faculty members were honored as Ruge Fellows for their inspired teaching and dedication to students.  

Laura Ávila earns Outstanding Major in Social Science/History Award

Laura Ávila
Laura Ávila was awarded the Outstanding Major in Social Science/History Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Laura Ávila, daughter of Sergio and Maria Ávila of Des Plaines, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Social Science/History Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Laura is majoring in social science/history at North Central College. She is a graduate of Maine Township High School West.

As a student at North Central, Laura founded the North Central History Association and served as the association’s viceroy. She is a member of the history honor society Phi Alpha Theta and hopes to teach in a high-need school.

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