North Central College - Naperville, IL

Garrett Lutz

Garrett was a veteran of the Pfeiffer Hall stage when he came to North Central. Starting at age 10, he performed in the College’s summer community musicals. “When the time came for college applications, I knew I was going to North Central.”

With North Central’s commitment to staging multiple productions annually, Garrett landed various roles, including Rum Tum Tugger in “Cats,” Nathan Detroit in “Guys and Dolls,” and Sparky in “Forever Plaid.” He performed in “The Producers,” “Wedding Singer” and more. He also served as acting coach for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”

“The personal support from the directors and constant opportunities help you become a positive, successful, more confident person.”

After graduation, Garrett headed to Chicago’s prestigious Steppenwolf Theatre as a performance intern and appeared in the ensemble for “Three Sisters.”

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.

North Central College presents student-directed drama “Sin” Sept. 27-29

North Central College presents the student-directed drama “Sin,” a modern-day morality play set in the aftermath of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

North Central College presents the student-directed drama “Sin,” a modern-day morality play set in the aftermath of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

Three performances of “Sin” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-29 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

Academic conference showcases scholarly pursuits of North Central College faculty

President Wilde delivers the keynote at the Excellence in Scholarship conference
A conference showcased the scholarly work of North Central professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing and creating artwork.

A North Central College conference showcased the scholarly work of professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing fiction and nonfiction and creating works of art.

“A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship” on Sept. 4 featured panel discussions, poster presentations and sessions during which nearly 40 faculty members shared stories and findings of their independent scholarly work.

North Central College nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013

North Central College is being nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013.

North Central College is being nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013.

Colleges of Distinction is a college guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admissions professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: student engagement in the educational process, great teaching, vibrant learning communities and successful outcomes.

Community invited to North Central College faculty scholarship conference Sept. 4

Community members are invited to "A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship," a Sept. 4 academic conference at North Central College.

Community members are invited to hear faculty members discuss recent books they’ve authored, present findings of their scholarly research and talk about partnerships with local organizations during an academic conference Sept. 4 at North Central College.

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2013

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is among a select group of institutions nationwide highlighted by The Princeton Review in “The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is based on the Princeton Review’s surveys of 122,000 college students. The Princeton Review began surveying college students and publishing its findings in 1992.

Theatre professor drawing rave reviews for role in Shakespeare's "Richard III"

A North Central professor performs in an outdoor production of Shakespeare's "Richard III" that's catching the attention of Chicago-area critics.

A North Central College theatre professor is performing in an outdoor production of Shakesepeare's "Richard III" that is catching the attention of numerous Chicago-area critics.

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre and chair of North Central College's art and theatre departments, appears as Margaret through Aug. 25 at the Oak Park Festival Theatre.

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