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Brandi Balensiefen earns Outstanding Major in Psychology Award

Brandi Balensiefen
Brandi Balensiefen was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Brandi Balensiefen was honored with the Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Balensiefen is a graduating senior at North Central College and has been accepted to a graduate program in international relations and human resources at the University of Illinois.

Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian honored at Commencement for 30 years of leadership in academics

Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian receives honorary degree and emeritus status prior to his leaving North Central College

The hundreds of faculty candidates who’ve visited campus the past 20 years typically ended their interviews in the office of R. Devadoss Pandian, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. In his fifth floor office of Old Main, they all learned about his passion for teaching—and the No. 1 qualification for working at North Central College.

“You have to teach to every student in the class and in a class of 30 or 35 students, that’s not a small thing,” says Pandian, describing the qualities of a great teacher.

North Central's first Margaret Youel Award recipient is Danara Barlow ’15

Danara Barlow ’15
Danara Barlow is recognized for her perseverance, tenacity, spirit; named first recipient of the Margaret Youel Award during the 2015 Honors Convocation.

Danara Barlow ’15 was named the first recipient of the Margaret Youel Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College. A transfer student and resident of Wheaton, Danara majored in psychology.

This award was established at last year’s Commencement in honor of Margaret “Maggie” Youel who suffered a stroke, requiring a lengthy hospital stay and extensive therapy during her sophomore year at North Central. The award honors her perseverance, tenacity and spirit.

North Central College student earns finalist award in New York Times essay contest

North Central College’s Adam Lundquist ’16 had an essay published in The New York Times as one of four finalists in a writing contest for college students.

North Central College junior Adam Lundquist earned one of four finalist titles in a nationwide New York Times college essay contest.

“Modern Love,” a popular weekly series of reader-submitted essays that explore the joys and tribulations of love, asked college students to submit personal stories of modern love for the opportunity to have their work published in the newspaper.

Seven North Central College faculty receive tenure, promotions

The North Central College Board of Trustees grants tenure, approves promotions to faculty members effective with the start of the 2015-2016 academic year.

At its May 2015 meeting, the North Central College Board of Trustees granted tenure and approved promotions to several faculty members effective with the start of the 2015-2016 academic year in September. These faculty are:

Leila Azarbad, Ph.D., was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor of psychology

 

 

North Central College announces largest fundraising campaign in school’s 154-year history

Students demonstrate chemistry experiments at the kickoff celebration
North Central College has launched its Brilliant Future Campaign—a seven-year, $150 million fundraising effort, the largest in the College’s history.

North Central College has launched its Brilliant Future Campaign—a seven-year, $150 million drive that is the largest fundraising effort in the College’s 154-year history.

Nearly 1,000 students, alumni, trustees, faculty and staff gathered with local and regional elected officials, business leaders and other dignitaries May 15 at a kickoff celebration in the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center.

North Central College breaks ground on “transformative” new Science Center

North Central College held a groundbreaking for a new Science Center that ranks among the most transformative facility upgrades in the College’s history.

North Central College on Friday held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Science Center that ranks among the most transformative facility upgrades in the College’s 154-year history.

2015 Honors Convocation award winners

North Central recognizes high-achieving students for academic and co-curricular excellence at the College’s 39th annual Honors Convocation.

On May 12, North Central College held its 39th annual Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that publicly celebrates student excellence in the academic and co-curricular life of the College. Some 55 students were introduced by faculty members, who recognized them for their academic achievements. In addition, a record 41 College Scholars, eight Richter Grant recipients and some 30 Scholar All-Americans were recognized for their successes.

MIT physicist delivers Rall Symposium keynote about “The Future of Learning”

Dr. David Pritchard
MIT physics professor and education researcher Dr. David Pritchard delivered a Rall Symposium keynote on "The Future of Learning."

Experts discuss strategies for substance abuse prevention and intervention

North Central College’s Dyson Wellness Center and Edward Hospital have partnered to host a family-focused program May 12 on the prevention of substance abuse.

North Central College’s Dyson Wellness Center and Linden Oaks at Edward Hospital have partnered to host a series of programs for the campus and local community.

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