North Central College - Naperville, IL

David Depino

David wanted a college close to home in a very lively area—and North Central’s Naperville location fit the bill. “And, the fast-paced, 10-week terms were extremely attractive compared to an 18-week semester schedule.”

In his academic work, David combined speech communication with history. “Interdisciplinary academics are strongly encouraged at North Central. You receive attention from professors in your field who can advise you about any direction you want to go.”

He’s been involved with the College’s speech and debate teams, traveling across the country and amassing numerous honors for his speaking talents. Now, he wants to pursue graduate studies in either communication or history and coach speech and debate at the college level.

“I hope I can help my students achieve at the same level that my North Central coaches inspired in me to achieve.”

North Central College students make big presentation to corporate executives

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives.

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives from all over the world.

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.

Cultural Events invites campus community for lecture Sept. 26

North Central College welcomes Rutgers University faculty member Deepa Kumar who will give lecture on anti-Muslim racism and its impact on domestic politics.

North Central College’s Cultural Events welcomes Deepa Kumar, associate professor of media studies and Middle East studies at Rutgers University, to give a free talk titled “Constructing the ‘Muslim Enemy’: From the Crusades to the ‘War on Terror.’” She will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Smith Hall at Old Main. Her talk will examine anti-Muslim racism and its impact on domestic politics and is based on her 2012 book, “Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire.”

Macek publishes article and op-ed, gives talk on city planning

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication
Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, publishes article, gives talk.

Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, had an article published in the September issue of Z Magazine about Northeastern Illinois University Associate Professor of Justice Studies Loretta Capeheart and her battle for academic freedom.

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.

Broadcasting student paired with alum to cohost radio morning show

Anna Kopsky '14 has joined the staff of WSSR-FM/Star 96.7 as news and traffic reporter and co-host of the "Cooper In The Morning Show."

Many North Central College alumni have successful careers in radio, largely thanks to the strength of the College's broadcast communication program and student-run radio station, WONC-FM 89.1.

But sometimes broadcasters begin their professional careers while they're still students. That's the case of Anna Kopsky '14, who has joined the staff of WSSR-FM/Star 96.7. She can be heard from 5 to 9 a.m. weekdays delivering news and traffic reports and serving as co-host of the "Cooper In The Morning Show."

Curt Vollman '91

Curt Vollman is currently host of the morning show on WRJN News-Talk 1400 AM in Racine, WI. He interviewed John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC, about his recently published mystery “Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire: The Homemade Stuffing Caper.”

Michael D. Oldenettel '88

Michael D. Oldenettel was installed as the 2012 president-elect of the Illinois Association of Realtors. He’ll serve as chair of the strategic planning committee and as vice chair of the leadership and executive committees and National Association of Realtors political advisory working group. He’s managing broker-owner of RE/MAX Results Plus, Inc. in Jacksonville, IL.

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