North Central College - Naperville, IL

Emma Majerus

What distinguished North Central’s education program for Emma was, “the amount of time and how quickly you get into the schools. I was tutoring during my first education class and in my first field experience my sophomore year … all real-world experiences that let you try out different ages and environments and find your best fit.”

Emma discovered her “best fit” when she joined other North Central students for a summer service trip to Kenya and worked with orphans in the schools.

“I saw their drive for learning and I loved the experience. I had considered teaching in high-need schools, but not seriously. Now I know I want to teach in a high-need environment.”

Schools around the College are more diverse than many think, says Emma. “North Central has built strong relationships with schools in many diverse communities and they welcome us.”

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 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

LeAnn Snyder Gonzalez M ’98

LeAnn Snyder Gonzalez M ’98 has accepted a position as interventionist at Hill Middle School in Indian Prairie School District 204. She previously taught there from 1992 to 1999. She attended a literacy symposium at North Central during June and she and her husband Larry ’89 are frequent visitors to campus for sports events. Their daughter Ally attended a North Central summer volleyball camp. The couple may be reached at llgonzo@comcast.net.

Academic conference showcases scholarly pursuits of North Central College faculty

President Wilde delivers the keynote at the Excellence in Scholarship conference
A conference showcased the scholarly work of North Central professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing and creating artwork.

A North Central College conference showcased the scholarly work of professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing fiction and nonfiction and creating works of art.

“A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship” on Sept. 4 featured panel discussions, poster presentations and sessions during which nearly 40 faculty members shared stories and findings of their independent scholarly work.

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.

North Central College education students sharpen skills at Addison summer school

North Central College education students gain valuable experience teaching summer school to high-need students in Addison.

North Central College education students are gaining valuable experience teaching high-need students in a unique summer school program in Addison.  Launched in 2010, the enrichment program serves students identified as needing help in literacy and math.

Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp celebrates 25 successful years

Elementary education major Erica Pang '12 teaching second grade
North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp has provided quality learning experiences for students in under-resourced neighborhoods for 25 years.

For 25 years, North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars Pipeline to College program has provided a summer camp experience with hours of high-quality learning experiences to help school-aged students in under-resourced neighborhoods advance in their achievement levels.

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