North Central College - Naperville, IL

2009 Lincoln Laureate is standout in academics, athletics, student activities

2009 Lincoln Laureate is standout in academics, athletics, student activities

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Stephanie Ryding ’10 was named the College’s 2009 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central faculty selected Ryding as the College’s top senior for her excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities. Ryding was honored during an awards ceremony on Nov. 7 in Springfield, Ill. She carries a triple major in management, international business and Spanish with a near-perfect cumulative GPA.


Paloma Martinez-Cruz leads conference

Paloma Martinez-Cruz leads conference

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Paloma Martinez-Cruz, assistant professor of Spanish, co-led an all-women’s retreat titled “The World on our Own Terms” at Zen Community of Chicago on Oct. 2-4.


New tenure-track faculty

New tenure-track faculty

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North Central College appointed three new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2009-2010 academic year. They are: •    Alberto Fonseca, assistant professor of Spanish. Previously a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Kansas and at Virginia Tech, Fonseca specializes in 19th and 20th century Latin American literature and instruction in Spanish at all levels. He holds a B. A. in literature from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, an M.A. in history from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D.


A Culture of Inquiry

One of the key goals of North Central College’s 2007-2012 Strategic Plan is to foster “a culture of inquiry” in which intellectually ambitious students can advance as far as their motivation and curiosity will take them.

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