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Kathryn Braun earns Outstanding Major in Spanish Award

Kathryn Braun
Kathryn Braun was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Spanish Award and Outstanding Student in the Division of Arts and Letters Award during Honors Day.

Kathryn Braun was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Spanish Award and Outstanding Student in the Division of Arts and Letters Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Braun is a graduating senior double-majoring in Spanish and classical civilization. She has been accepted to a graduate program in Spanish linguistics at the University of Illinois.

North Central College junior directs original production “The Cherub’s Mask”

Jack Morsovillo ’17 directs “The Cherub’s Mask,” an original production, cowritten with John Lindberg ’17 about a family’s struggles with divorce and illness.

North Central College features the original production “The Cherub’s Mask,” directed by junior Jack Morsovillo and written by Morsovillo and sophomore John Lindberg. Staged Feb. 11-13, the play explores the effects of divorce on a family.

Explore cultures from around the world at Feb. 14 International Festival

North Central College welcomes the local community to celebrate another year of cultural diversity at its 20th annual International Festival Feb. 14.

North Central College welcomes members of the community to attend its 20th annual International Festival on Feb. 14. Hosted by the College’s Office of International Programs, the festival celebrates Naperville’s cultural diversity and offers opportunities for community members to explore cultures from around the world.

Students showcase their talent in fall musical Nov. 5-8

North Central College presents its fall musical, “The Light in the Piazza,” winner of six Tony Awards in 2005, including Best Original Score by Adam Guettel.

North Central College presents its fall musical, “The Light in the Piazza,” winner of six Tony Awards in 2005, including Best Original Score by Adam Guettel.  

Four performances of “The Light in the Piazza” will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and seniors; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Wesley Ellis

After attending the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp at North Central, Wesley knew that jazz was the major for him. The College’s liberal arts curriculum allows him to refine his musical expertise while exploring other areas.

“If you’d like a comprehensive education in the jazz genre while also pursuing other interests, North Central is the place to be!”

Though he focuses on jazz, Wesley also is involved in classical voice exercises to become a versatile musician. Every week, he takes private classical voice, jazz voice and jazz piano lessons with musical professionals. He also stays involved with North Central’s Concert Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the top Jazz Combo.

 The talented instructors and musicians at North Central have become mentors he relies on for inspiration or motivation.

“The knowledge and experience I’m gaining under the instruction of the prestigious North Central faculty is making me very competitive in the jazz industry.”

Heidi Nelson

Heidi cultivated a perfect marriage between her two majors—Elementary Education and Spanish—that she will carry into her career.

A recipient of the prestigious student Fulbright Fellowship, Heidi will travel to Argentina to teach English language learning methods to local teachers for 10 months after graduation. Heidi’s experiences while at North Central as a teacher and traveler complemented this opportunity.

Heidi completed two summer internships that allowed her to run her own classroom to gain real-world teaching experience. She also acquired global awareness and refined her Spanish by studying abroad in Costa Rica and Peru.

“Through study abroad experiences, internships and diverse practicum experiences, I was able to solidify my passion for and commitment to bilingual education.”

What began as interests in teaching, Spanish and Latino culture grew into a lifelong career and a second language for Heidi.

“North Central truly does prepare you to be an informed educator in the world.”  

 

“Through study abroad experiences, internships and diverse practicum experiences, I was able to solidify my passion for and commitment to bilingual education.”

Jane McCullough earns Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award

Jane McCullough ’15
Jane McCullough ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Jane McCullough ’15, daughter of Joseph and Sheila McCullough of Bloomington, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Jane graduated in June from North Central College with a major in biochemistry and minor in Spanish. She is a graduate of University High School.

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

North Central celebrates Hispanic and Latino cultural heritage on campus

North Central College invites multicultural involvement on campus with a series of events celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month.

North Central College’s multicultural life on campus is expanding this fall to incorporate a larger celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Though the College promotes many other Hispanic and Latino involvement opportunities throughout the academic year, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is devoted to a campus-wide celebration of various Hispanic cultures.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of first-year students

First-years cheer at a pep rally Sept. 9
North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

“The Class of 2019 is truly an impressive result in a competitive recruiting marketplace,” says North Central College President Troy Hammond.

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