North Central College - Naperville, IL

Alternative gift fair, Guatemala trip teach students ethics of business practices

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

In the rugged highlands of Guatemala this December, 10 North Central College students are learning about fair and direct trade, the coffee business—and themselves.

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.

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.


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.


College hosts program about world marketplaces and freedom

Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Jumping Off the Page will host programs, designed to inform of marketplaces in the world and stories of freedom.

North Central College's Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) and Jumping Off the Page, a newly formed not-for-profit for Naperville Reads, will host a series of programs, titled "To Market, To Market: Global Stories of Freedom," on Aug. 28. Open to the public, the family-friendly programs are designed to promote awareness of marketplaces in the world and stories of freedom.

Sam Schooley

When she arrived at North Central, Sam expected to major in Spanish—but her first sociology course hooked her on a new field. While completing her concentration in community studies, she worked on a team research project that combined her interests in gender and women's studies. "We needed to construct a survey and get approval from the ethics committee," she says. "It was a very valuable experience, especially since I plan to go to graduate school." She also conducted research in the Chicago neighborhood of Andersonville as part of Chicago Term.

Sam hopes to become a professor of sociology. To help her achieve that goal, she volunteered for a campus search committee that interviewed candidates for a position at North Central. "That gave me a lot of great insight into what colleges look for," she says. "I know I wouldn’t have had that experience at a larger school."

Majors Minors and Programs : Sociology

North Central speech professor named to panel on gender identity

North Central speech communication professor has been appointed to a three-year term for a committee on sexual diversity and gender identity.

John Stanley, instructor of speech communication at North Central College, has been appointed to a three-year term on the American Association of University Professors’ (AAUP) Committee on Sexual Diversity and Gender Identity.

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