North Central College - Naperville, IL

Lucia Spina '97

Lucia Spina recently played a role on NBC’s “Law and Order: SVU,” appearing in three scenes. This is Spina’s first venture into television after numerous national tours, regional productions and Chicago and Broadway shows. She also headlined the North Central College Sesquicentennial Reunion Celebration on November, 11 2011. Spina resides in New York City.

Jen Berosek '08

Jen Berosek is the box office manager at North Central College. Berosek previously served as the assistant to the department directors and office manager for The School of Performing Arts in Naperville.

Will Allan '09

Will Allan was cast to play the role of Stevie in Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s “Good People,” David Lindsay-Abaire’s class drama that premiered on Broadway in 2011. This was his third role at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Allan will also appear in spring 2013 in Victory Gardens’ production of “The Whale.”

Michael D. Oldenettel '88

Michael D. Oldenettel, a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) and Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI) professional, was installed as the 2013 president of the Illinois Association of Realtors (IAR). He will serve as the chair of the IAR Leadership and Executive Committees, National Association of Realtors Political Advisory Working Group and will lead the state association’s board of directors. As the managing broker-owner of RE/MAX Results Plus, Inc. in Jacksonville, IL, he has been active in real estate for 23 years.

North Central College students perform classic musical “Kiss Me, Kate”

North Central College students will perform Cole Porter’s Tony Award-winning musical “Kiss Me, Kate” Nov. 8-11.

North Central College students will perform Cole Porter’s Tony Award-winning musical “Kiss Me, Kate” Nov. 8-11.

Six performances will be staged at 8 p.m. Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10-11 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Register now for North Central's D-Term Verandah experiences

All 11 D-Term Verandah experiences are open to any major. Explore Chicago theatre, new cultures, community action, square dancing, dramatic inquiry and more.

Registration is underway for North Central College’s 2012 D-Term Verandah experiences, taking place both on and off campus.

North Central College students perform “The Flu Season” Oct. 11-14

North Central College students will perform “The Flu Season,” a contemporary play about the pain and joy of life.

North Central College students will perform “The Flu Season,” a contemporary play about the pain and joy of life.

Four performances of “The Flu Season” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-13 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Hannah Toriumi

“I was fortunate to see ‘The Laramie Project’ before my first year. I was absolutely floored by the talent on that stage and knew I had to be part of it!”

Hannah majored in theatre and psychology and enjoyed the liberal arts advantage. “North Central's theatre program is not a conservatory and I feel it’s better that way. You take core theatre classes, but also science, foreign language and more. You become well-rounded and a better actor.”

Senior Showcase, another feature of North Central’s theatre program, “allows you to perform for many of Chicago’s best casting directors and talent agents. This exposure is unbelievably valuable,” she says.

Hannah feels her studies at North Central have given her a leg up on the competition. “I feel I can hold my own in auditions in Chicago. And the connections I’ve made helped me get where I am today as an actor.”

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.

North Central College presents student-directed drama “Sin” Sept. 27-29

North Central College presents the student-directed drama “Sin,” a modern-day morality play set in the aftermath of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

North Central College presents the student-directed drama “Sin,” a modern-day morality play set in the aftermath of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

Three performances of “Sin” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27-29 in North Central College’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

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