North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central College offers five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in leadership

North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010)—North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

Students accepted into this program earn both a bachelor’s degree—in any discipline—and the master of leadership studies with the completion of 141 credit hours.

Faculty select Steve Oliveri as 2010 Lincoln Laureate

Interactive media studies and broadcast communication major Steve Oliveri named Lincoln Laureate for his excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306, nadunker@noctrl.edu

Nov. 8, 2010—Steve Oliveri of Crystal Lake, Ill., has been named North Central College’s 2010 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central faculty selected Oliveri as the College’s top senior for his excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

North Central student showing farmers potential of social media

North Central College junior Kelly Rivard is earning recognition for her innovative use of social media as a forum for discussing agricultural issues.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

Sept. 22, 2010—North Central College junior Kelly Rivard of Momence, Ill., is earning recognition for her innovative use of social media as a forum for discussing agricultural issues.

Navakas attends Comic-Con, explores popular genres

Navakas attends Comic-Con, explores popular genres

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Fran Navakas—Svend and Elizabeth Bramsen Professor in the Humanities, professor of English and director of integrative programs—attended the 42nd annual Comic-Con International in San Diego July 22-25.


Alumnus in the news, named NCTV sports director

Alumnus in the news, named NCTV sports director

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Sports director Will Armistead ’07/M ’09 is part of the Naperville Community Television (NCTV) sports production team, which kicks off its fourth season of “Naperville Sports Weekly” Aug. 29.


Richter grants help students pursue summer research

Richter grants help students pursue summer research

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Six students traveled around the world this summer to research various topics. Each student applied for and received a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant to support costs associated with their research. The students and their summer projects included:
  • Mallory Blanchard ’10, international business major. Traveled to Peru, project title: “Understanding Peruvian Work-Related Values.”
  • Laura Constantine ’11, biology major.


Majors Minors and Programs : Interactive Media Studies

Kelly Rivard

Kelly Rivard's roots in rural Illinois has given her a deep appreciation for agriculture. The graphic design track within IMS is giving her expertise with video production, social media and the Internet—which can benefit farmers and agriculture organizations—to forge her career. “The challenge is to help farmers gain access to the current technologies,” she says. “Some still have dial-up Internet access.”

She’s already become a video editor and is pursuing an English minor to polish her writing skills. Kelly has interned with AgChat Foundation, which teaches farmers and ranchers how social media can reach consumers; and also for the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and NutraHealth Media, a marketing company for health foods. “North Central gives you opportunities and you can build your career from there,” she says.

Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

North Central College has named Laurel White of Bloomington, Ill., Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the class of 2010.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, Associate Director of Public Relations, 630-637-5306

June 2, 2010--North Central College has named Laurel White of Bloomington, Ill., Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the class of 2010.

White will graduate June 12 with a double major in English writing and interactive media studies and a minor in social change/public advocacy. She is the daughter of William and Kay White of Bloomington and a graduate of University High School.

Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

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Laurel White was named the 2010 Outstanding Senior Woman. Earlier during Honors Convocation, she was also recognized as the Outstanding Student in the Arts & Letters Division and Outstanding Student in English and received the Megan Sweeney Award for achieving the highest level of academic excellence. A College Scholar, White will graduate with a double major in English writing and interactive media studies and a minor in social change/public advocacy. She is president of the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, a tutor in the Writing Center, two-time presenter at the National C


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