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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.

Jim Rausch '87

Jim Rausch accepted a call in November 2011 to become pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Muskegon, MI. He lives with his wife Chris and two children, Jennica and Jacob, in Muskegon and may be reached at jrausch154@gmail.com.

Dan Palmer '81

Dan Palmer led the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team to a second University Athletic Association (UAA) title. In his eighth season as head men's soccer coach, he coached the UAA most valuable player for the second consecutive year and coached the co-rookie of the year for the first time in program history. Palmer has also coached four All-Americans. He and his staff were also honored as the UAA Co-Coaching Staff of the Year. He lives in Medina, Ohio, and may be reached at dmp31@case.edu.

Academic conference showcases scholarly pursuits of North Central College faculty

President Wilde delivers the keynote at the Excellence in Scholarship conference
A conference showcased the scholarly work of North Central professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing and creating artwork.

A North Central College conference showcased the scholarly work of professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing fiction and nonfiction and creating works of art.

“A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship” on Sept. 4 featured panel discussions, poster presentations and sessions during which nearly 40 faculty members shared stories and findings of their independent scholarly work.

Student broadcasters nominated for awards in state, national contests

Several North Central College student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1 have earned nominations in state and national competitions.

Several student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, have earned nominations in state and national competitions.

In a state competition, eight students earned six nominations in five different categories in the annual Student Silver Dome Awards presented each fall by the Illinois Broadcasters Association to the top college and university radio and TV programs in the state. The awards will be presented in a luncheon ceremony Sept. 21 at Illinois State University in Normal.

North Central College nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013

North Central College is being nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013.

North Central College is being nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013.

Colleges of Distinction is a college guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admissions professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: student engagement in the educational process, great teaching, vibrant learning communities and successful outcomes.

Community invited to North Central College faculty scholarship conference Sept. 4

Community members are invited to "A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship," a Sept. 4 academic conference at North Central College.

Community members are invited to hear faculty members discuss recent books they’ve authored, present findings of their scholarly research and talk about partnerships with local organizations during an academic conference Sept. 4 at North Central College.

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2013

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is among a select group of institutions nationwide highlighted by The Princeton Review in “The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is based on the Princeton Review’s surveys of 122,000 college students. The Princeton Review began surveying college students and publishing its findings in 1992.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

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