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.
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.
When TV news anchor Susan Siman ’87 Marcou of Madison, WI, got the call from CBS News in New York that she’d be part of a report by Katie Couric on the Wisconsin floods in June, she called upon her forensics training from her days at North Central College. It was exciting and frightening all at once, she admits.
A former student who recently visited David Fisher, professor of philosophy, told him that his Philosophy of Law course was among the most memorable of her years at North Central College. “She remembered being engaged, her brain was alive,” he says. For Fisher, those conversations are welcome reassurances that his teaching methods reach his students. “I know that I’ve succeeded,” he says.