North Central College - Naperville, IL

Sunbir “Sunny” Gill

Sunny got an early start conducting psychology research his first year at North Central. “It was neat taking a research practicum as a freshman, since freshmen participated in most of the trials I was facilitating,” he says. “There’s always research to be done at North Central, because the professors are more than willing to collaborate with students. Many graduate programs look at your research experience as an undergraduate. North Central provides the experience you need not only to gain admittance to graduate school, but to excel among your peers.”

Named the Outstanding Senior Man, Sunny made the most of his entire North Central experience. He served as president of North Central’s Enactus chapter, traveled to Haiti to research spiritual rituals, presented his research at a national conference and landed an internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He topped it all off by securing a job with World Relief in Aurora, IL.

Meet the College's nine new tenure-track faculty

Meet the College's nine new tenure-track faculty

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Among the many new faculty and coaches this academic year are nine full-time, tenure-track faculty. They are Leila Azarbad, assistant professor of psychology; Suzanne Chod, assistant professor of political science; Kristin Geraty-Bonacci, assistant professor of sociology; Andrei Guruianu, assistant professor of English; Katherine Heller, assistant professor of mathematics; Kelly Howe, assistant professor of theatre; Jonathon J.


Majors Minors and Programs : Psychology

Students present their summer research to the campus

Students present their summer research to the campus

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For the past six weeks, 37 students and 15 faculty have participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC) conducting research that spans many majors and topics. Students presented their research to the campus community July 21 in a poster format in Kroehler Science Center. Nancy Peterson, professor of chemistry, noted research can be lonely and slow-going at times, so students and faculty involved in SURC meet weekly to collaborate and discuss their work.


Sunny Gill is Outstanding Senior Man

North Central College has named Sunbir "Sunny" Gill of Westmont, Ill., Outstanding Senior Man, 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 Sunbir "Sunny" Gill of Westmont, Ill., Outstanding Senior Man, the highest award presented to a member of the class of 2010.

Gill will graduate June 12 with a major in psychology. He is the son of Sunita and Balbir Gill of Westmont and a graduate of Westmont High School.

The Outstanding Senior Man award was presented in May at North Central's Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that recognizes student excellence in academics and co-curricular activities.

Muck, Coon receive Junior and Senior Faculty awards

Muck, Coon receive Junior and Senior Faculty awards

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During the Service Awards event May 21, Bill Muck and Heather Coon were named recipients of the Clarence F. Dissinger Award for Junior Faculty and Senior Faculty, respectively. The awards recognize two faculty for their distinguished teaching, leadership and service to the College “above and beyond the call of duty.” Muck joined the faculty in 2008 and is assistant professor of political science.



Sunny Gill is the 2010 Outstanding Senior Man

Sunny Gill is the 2010 Outstanding Senior Man

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Kept a secret till the end of Honors Convocation May 18, President Wilde announced Sunbir Gill as the Outstanding Senior Man. “Sunny” has been a familiar face and respected leader on campus since his freshman year. He served as president of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) his senior year and his strong work ethic and hands-on approach to leading have been instrumental in opening the SIFE store and leading his team to the national championships for two years.


VanHorn and Kelley give talks at Psi Chi Symposium

VanHorn and Kelley give talks at Psi Chi Symposium

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Daniel VanHorn, assistant professor psychology, and Karl Kelley, professor of psychology, gave addresses April 30 as part of the Psi Chi Symposium at the 2010 Midwestern Psychological Association annual meeting April 29-May 1 in Chicago. VanHorn’s address was titled “Tips for Getting Into Graduate School” and Kelley’s talk was titled “Finding Employment With an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology.”


Sawyer, students, alum give posters at psychology meeting

Sawyer, students, alum give posters at psychology meeting

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Thomas Sawyer, professor of psychology, collaborated with three students and one alumna to give two poster presentations at the 82nd annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago April 29-May 1. One presentation, co-authored with psychology majors Jennifer John ’10 and Mike O'Connor ’11, was titled, “Facial Masculinity Effects on Competitiveness Judgments.” The second was co-authored with alumna Allison Shostrom ’09, a psychology graduate student at Roosevelt University, and Brandi Balensiefen ’11 and was titled, “Blaming the Bottle: Responsibility/B


Keith Avery helps schools, leads research in bullying prevention

Keith Avery helps schools, leads research in bullying prevention

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Keith Avery, counselor/educator and licensed clinical psychologist in the Dyson Wellness Center, is conducting research with a Chicago area school district to assess bullying issues, school climate and the social and emotional development of students in grades K-12. Working with administrators at Kenilworth School District 38 in Illinois, he is assessing 400 K-8th grade students and the staff and faculty regarding bullying behavior, school climate issues, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as required by Illinois State Law Public Act 93-0495.  The law requires schools


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