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Trustee directs Global Operations for Peace Corps

 North Central College alumna and Board of Trustee member, Esther Benjamin ’90, has been named associate director for Global Operations for the U.S. Peace Corps. She is responsible for managing all Peace Corps programs worldwide, which are located in more than 70 countries. All Peace Corps offices in those countries report to five regional directors, all of whom report to her. She reports to the U.S. Peace Corps director, Aaron Williams, who reports directly to President Barack Obama.

Judy Brodhead speaks on panel about Naperville/Chicago relationship

Judy Brodhead speaks on panel about Naperville/Chicago relationship

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Judy Brodhead, associate professor of English and coordinator of cultural events, and Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, participated in a panel sponsored by the Urban Communication Foundation at the 95th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association in Chicago on Nov. 13. Brodhead, also a councilman for the City of Naperville, spoke about the historical and ongoing relationship between Naperville and Chicago.


Two College Scholars present research at national conference

Two College Scholars present research at national conference

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[caption id="attachment_758" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Seniors Danielle Cifone and Laurel White"][/caption] Laurel White ’10 and Danielle Cifone ’10 presented their research at the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) 44th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28-31.


Judy Walters and Leah Kind co-present at symposium

Judy Walters and Leah Kind co-present at symposium

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[caption id="attachment_661" align="alignright" width="76" caption="Judy Walters"][/caption] Judy Walters, associate professor of computer science, and Leah Kind, adjunct instructor of English, gave a presentation at the 2009 Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium held at Lewis University on Oct.


Patricia King wins awards for short stories and novella

Patricia King wins awards for short stories and novella

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Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor English, won awards for two of her short stories and for her novella. “A Luck that Will Save Her” won Honorable Mention for Hunger Mountain's 2009 Howard Mosher Short Fiction Prize. “Dogs in Guatemala” was a Finalist in the 2009 Short Story Contest by The Journal, a literary magazine of The Ohio State University. Her novella, “Angels Unawares,” was a Finalist in the 2009 William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition.


Patricia King's short stories are finalists

Patricia King's short stories are finalists

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[caption id="attachment_100" align="alignleft" width="76" caption="Patricia King"][/caption] Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor of English, received two finalist awards for two of her short stories: “Dogs in Guatemala” for Southwest Review's 2009 David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize and “A Luck that Will Save Her” in the 2009 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program.


Richard M. Eastman, Alumni and friends share four decades of memories, North Central NOW Fall 2009

North Central College lost legendary teacher and academic visionary Richard Morse Eastman (H) ’93, professor of English emeritus, on June 17, 2009. He died at his longtime Naperville home at age 92.

After his 36-year career as a professor and dean and vice president of academic affairs, Eastman’s influence continues to be acknowledged by countless alumni who, under his dedicated tutelage, became better writers, readers, speakers and thespians. Many give him direct credit for their successful careers.

Marathon winner also “runs” Chicago Marathon

Jeremy Borling ’02 likes to run marathons, but come October 11, he’ll be too busy helping run the Chicago Marathon to run in it. As communications manager for Chicago Event Management—which organizes the Chicago Marathon for sponsor Bank of America—Borling oversees print publications for several audiences and the marathon’s website. And for the first time, he will coordinate the participation of elite runners from around the globe.

North Central College Celebrates Inauguration Day

The realities facing the new administration have taken over the media headlines, but for one magical day—Tuesday, January 20—North Central College celebrated the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama along with the rest of the world.

Scientist Honored with Outstanding Alumnus Award

K. Darrell Berlin ’55, a distinguished scientist, inventor and author, was recognized with an Outstanding Alumni Award at the Homecoming awards ceremony. A cancer researcher, Berlin is the first Regents Professor named at Oklahoma State University (OSU). He is also a special consultant to the National Institutes of Health.

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