North Central College - Naperville, IL

Michelle LeDonne '09

Michelle LeDonne is the communications officer for the Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation in Montreal where she works in media and donor relations and is involved in fundraising and grant writing. LeDonne graduated from McGill University in February 2011 with a master of arts degree in English.

Josh Bailey '11

Josh Bailey is now North Central College’s periodicals and electronic resources assistant. He spent three years serving as a library services student assistant and is an assistant Mock Trial coach at North Central. In his free time he is involved in World Relief DuPage, which helps refugees and immigrants living in DuPage and Kane counties, and the DuPage PADS, assisting those who are homeless in DuPage county. Bailey recently married his high school sweetheart Ali Ledbetter ’12 and resides in Oak Park, IL.

Register now for North Central's D-Term Verandah experiences

All 11 D-Term Verandah experiences are open to any major. Explore Chicago theatre, new cultures, community action, square dancing, dramatic inquiry and more.

Registration is underway for North Central College’s 2012 D-Term Verandah experiences, taking place both on and off campus.

Mock Trial team takes first place in first tournament of season

Winning team at Riverside Classic Mock Trial Tournament
North Central College’s Mock Trial is off to a winning start, taking first place among 14 teams at the team’s first of seven tournaments this season.

North Central College’s Mock Trial team is off to a winning start, taking first place at Quincy University’s annual Riverside Classic Mock Trial Tournament on Oct. 20—the team’s first of seven contests during fall and winter terms.

You’re invited to an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet Oct. 9

The campus community is invited to attend an Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, a North Central College Global Human Rights event, on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

On Oct. 9, the campus community is invited to participate in the Oxfam America Hunger Banquet, one of three North Central College Global Human Rights events on campus this fall. Hosted by an FYE student class and sponsored by the Office of International Programs and Leadership, Ethics & Values program, the free event takes place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center, second floor.
 

North Central’s academic departments, campus offices host documentary Oct. 4

Faculty/student panel discussion and screening of “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” is set for Oct. 4.

North Central College will present the documentary, “Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. A faculty and student discussion, with audience participation, will follow the free event.

North Central College students make big presentation to corporate executives

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives.

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives from all over the world.

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

Katherine Legner

Katherine’s goal in selecting a college was to find one small enough so her professors would know who she was. “I wanted to feel like my opinions and my presence were going to be important. North Central’s English faculty members are very encouraging and supportive.”

In addition to majoring in English Studies with a concentration in writing, Katherine’s other passion is theatre. She wrote and directed the play “Under the Circumstances,” which was selected by North Central theatre faculty as part of the College’s Student Director Series.

“An experience that had the biggest effect on me was studying abroad at the University of Essex. I will never forget those friends. Studying abroad gave me the courage to consider going to graduate school abroad.”

Katherine will attend the University of Glasgow in Scotland to pursue a master of fine arts in playwriting/dramaturgy. “I either want to start my own theatre company or work in one dedicated to performing original works.”

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