North Central College - Naperville, IL

Jackie Boyle

Jackie started out in business, but her focus shifted to the environment after taking a class that examined the relationship between the two subjects.

Armed with a new passion, she worked with her North Central advisor to develop an independent major in environmental studies. Before long, she was scheduling classes that aligned with her career goals, working a part-time job with the College’s sustainability coordinator and interning with SCARCE, a local nonprofit organization that supports environmental education.

“Life is all about finding a balance, and North Central offers a great balance between classroom learning and real-world experience,” Jackie says.

Jackie is president of Green Scene, a student organization that educates the campus community on the College’s sustainability features and takes educational trips to learn more about environmental topics. She strongly recommends North Central to anyone who prefers a hands-on approach to learning.

“It’s not all about the classroom; there’s a mix of clubs, internships and independent courses,” she says. “I learned more by interning with the sustainability coordinator and talking one-on-one with professors than I would have learned sitting in a lecture hall at a large school.”

Student researchers test out newly renovated science research lab

A new research lab in North Central College’s Kroehler Science Center is designed to encourage greater collaboration among students and faculty.

A Kroehler Science Center lab that has been home to dozens of student and faculty research projects  now boasts a renovated interior that’s more conducive to collaboration and long-term projects. The lab was completely gutted to redesign the space and accommodate new flooring, updated furnishings and improved storage and shelving.

“It’s much easier to collaborate with people from different labs and overall, everything is much more organized,” says Scott Blaszak ’14, a biology major. “The redesigned space is better situated for conducting research.”

North Central College student receives campus ecology fellowship

North Central College Junior Heidi Goetsch was awarded a Campus Ecology Fellowship through the National Wildlife Federation.

Heidi Goetsch ’14 is just one of 10 students nationwide to receive a Campus Ecology Fellowship through the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The grant will fund long-term improvements to campus, thanks to Goetsch’s leadership in establishing a new native plant garden at Oesterle Library—and gives Goetsch an experience that complements her environmental studies minor.

North Central College recognized for environmental and energy-saving measures

North Central College students and employees are recognized for supporting measures that encourage environmental conservation and reduce energy consumption.

North Central College students and employees are being recognized for enthusiastically supporting measures that encourage environmental conservation and reduce energy consumption.

DuPage County officials on May 30 presented the College with an Earth Flag. North Central is the first college or university in DuPage County to meet requirements needed to earn an Earth Flag.

Jaclyn Boyle earns two awards at Honors Convocation

Jaclyn Boyle received the outstanding major awards in management and in interdisciplinary studies during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Jaclyn Boyle, daughter of William and Cheryl Boyle, of Elmwood, Ill., received two awards—the Outstanding Major in Management Award and the Outstanding Student in Interdisciplinary Studies Award—during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Jaclyn has a double major in management and an individualized program in environmental studies at North Central College. She is a graduate of Lincoln-Way Central High School.

North Central College ranks among the top green colleges in North America

Cardinal red bikes are available to students for free
For the third straight year, North Central College earns spot among The Princeton Review’s top green colleges for its ongoing sustainability efforts.

For the third straight year, North Central College joins The Princeton Review’s list of “greenest” colleges in North America for its ongoing commitment to sustainability.

The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council, released its fourth annual “Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition.” The book includes a list of standards for judging some 806 colleges, as well as descriptions of each college’s environmentally conscious features.
 

North Central alumnus, advisor to EPA to discuss federal sustainability efforts.

Charlie Bartsch ’73
Charlie Bartsch ’73, senior advisor for economic development to the EPA, will give a lunchtime lecture that’s open to campus community Friday, April 12.

Charlie Bartsch—a North Central College Class of 1973 alumnus and political science and history major—will give a lunchtime lecture that’s open to the campus community on Friday, April 12. He is senior program advisor for economic development to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assistant administrator Mathy Stanislaus.

North Central College is first DuPage university to earn Earth Flag for sustainability

North Central College is the first college or university in DuPage County to earn an Earth Flag for its sustainability initiatives.

NOTE: An Earth Flag presentation event scheduled for April 18 was canceled. It may be rescheduled for a later date.

North Central College is the first college or university in DuPage County to train students and employees about energy conservation and meet other requirements to earn an Earth Flag for its sustainability initiatives.

Students partner with local school to create learning gardens for children

North Central College’s Enactus is partnering with Lowe’s Naperville home improvement retail store to create learning gardens for a community childhood center.

North Central College’s student organization Enactus is partnering with employee volunteers at Lowe’s Naperville home improvement retail store to create learning gardens for a community childhood center.

North Central College earns White House recognition for community service

North Central College has earned a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Volunteer efforts by North Central College students, faculty and staff have earned the College a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

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