North Central College - Naperville, IL

Amy Pacheco

Amy has known she wanted to teach social studies in a high-need middle school. Now she has the skills and preparation. “I feel North Central is really focused on equipping students to be teachers. When I come into a new classroom or meet new students, I’m well prepared for what I’ll face.”

Part of that preparation included diverse courses required for her major, from economics and methods to political science, sociology and history. “These have been the most amazing classes in my whole college experience. The program is well rounded and I take what I’ve learned and apply it out in the field with my students.”

Her professors, she says, “are great at getting us to connect how certain events in history still affect us today and to give a voice to people and times not always mentioned.”

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.

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.

Wolf publishes histories of baseball legends

Gregory H. Wolf, professor of German
Gregory Wolf, North Central College professor of German, published essays, an interview and article as a member of Society of American Baseball Research.

Gregory H. Wolf, North Central College professor of German, is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR) and published the feature article, “No-hitters from unlikely pitchers,” on Sept. 13 in The Hardball Times, an Internet site focusing on the history of Major League Baseball and advanced sabermetric analysis.   

Keating to discuss new book on Milt Rosenberg’s radio program

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, is a guest on WGN Radio’s “Extension 720” show Sept. 18.

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College’s Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, will be the featured guest on Milt Rosenberg’s “Extension 720” show on WGN Radio from 10 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, Sept. 18.
 

Josh Stumpenhorst '03

Josh Stumpenhorst earned another Teacher of the Year accolade, this time from the Illinois Education Association (IEA). As part of his recognition, he threw out the first pitch before a Cubs baseball game at Wrigley Field on June 12. Stumpenhorst is a sixth-grade social science and language arts teacher at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville and was named the Illinois State Board of Education’s Teacher of the Year in fall 2011.

John W. Daniels Jr. '69

John W. Daniels Jr. received the 2012 Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversify in the Legal Profession. The annual Spirit of Excellence Awards celebrate the accomplishments of lawyers who promote a more racially and ethnically diverse legal profession. As Quarles & Brady’s first lawyer, first partner and first chairman of color, Daniels became a mentor to many young associates and law students. He is chairman of Quarles & Brady LLP and has extended the firm’s national and international reach with offices in seven U.S.

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.

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