North Central College - Naperville, IL

Valla Coffman '02 Aguilar

Valla Coffman Aguilar is director of marketing for the Office of Marketing and Communications at North Central College where she also spent three years as assistant director of admission/marketing coordinator. She has served the last three years as senior marketing communications specialist with Dental Network of America in Oakbrook Terrace, 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.

Flamenco Festival showcases dance, music, art, film, lecture

Jelena Sanchez, adjunct instructor of Spanish, teaches flamenco dance
During February, the College’s annual Flamenco Festival features rhythmic music and dance from Spanish culture, as well as films and photography.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

See “Spike Heels” Valentine’s weekend

Evan Michalic as Edward and Rebekah Thurston as Georgie
The student-directed production of “Spike Heels” provides a perfect interlude for those who know what it’s like to fall in and out of love.

Jan. 20, 2011—With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, North Central College’s production of “Spike Heels” provides a perfect interlude for those who know what it’s like to fall in and out of love.

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.

Celebrate International Education Week with food, culture, talk

Nov. 15-19 is International Education Week and the Office of International Programs and student clubs have organized three events for the campus community.

Nov. 15-19 is International Education Week and the Office of International Programs and student clubs have organized three events for the campus community. Here’s what’s planned:

First Latin Music Festival features tapas and music Nov. 11

The Spanish club Fusión Española presents the beautiful sounds of Peru, Brazil and Spain and serves up tasty tapas for its annual Latin Music Festival Nov. 11.

The Spanish club Fusión Española incorporates the beautiful sounds of Peru, Brazil and Spain during its first annual Latin Music Festival, noon to 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall. The festival is designed to foster an understanding and appreciation of Spanish and Hispanic-American cultures. Tapas will be served at 11:30 a.m. and performances by three musical groups will begin at noon. The festival is free; guests are welcome to come and go as they wish.

Professors in Spanish and art curate Chicago exhibit

Professors in Spanish and art curate Chicago exhibit

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Paloma Martinez-Cruz, assistant professor of Spanish, and Christine Rabenold, assistant professor of art and student art gallery director, have co-curated a multimedia art exhibition titled “Strong and Chata: We Are All Narizona.” The show deals with the concept of immigration and national inclusion and features both celebrated and emerging local artists from around the country. Located at The Beer Run Gallery in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, 1104 W. 18th St., the exhibit runs Sept. 18-Oct. 24 and will be participating in the Pilsen Open Studios art walk Oct. 16-17.



Record number of international students join College student body

Record number of international students join College student body

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The Office of International Programs welcomes 41 new students who are part of a record 54 nonimmigrant international students enrolled at North Central College this fall. They come from 28 countries and include new first year and transfer students, returning students, eight graduate students, 16 new exchange students and five who are sponsored by the Global UGRAD program.


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