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Sara Ruzicka ’13

Sara Ruzicka is pursuing her master’s of nursing at Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago.

Lauren Hooks ’13

Lauren Hooks is pursuing her master’s in physical therapy at Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago.

North Central College’s first radiation therapy majors start Northwestern program in Chicago

Erin Fitzgerald ’15 and Martyna Lach ’15
First-ever radiation therapy majors will enter Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s one-year clinical program to prepare for health science careers.

Erin Fitzgerald ’15 and Martyna Lach ’15 will spend their senior year preparing for a career they’ve only dreamed about—becoming radiation therapists who will help treat cancer patients. Both were selected for a highly competitive one-year program offered by Northwestern Memorial Hospital School of Radiation Therapy in Chicago. They entered North Central College’s 3 + 1 Radiation Therapy program as first-year students. After spending three years on campus, the pair will complete their North Central degrees after one year in an accredited radiation therapy clinical school.

Alex Knobloch ’10

Alex Knobloch was matched for a family medicine residency at Eglin Air Force Base, located near Fort Walton Beach, FL. This comes after completing the first two years of preclinical coursework in Bethesda, MD, followed by a year and a half of traveling to various military treatment facilities and VA hospitals (ranging from Honolulu to Las Vegas to Tacoma to Portsmouth) for core and elective clerkships.

Ruthig finds link between temperature and disease in animals

Gregory Ruthig, assistant professor of biology
Gregory Ruthig, North Central College assistant professor of biology, publishes paper suggesting temperature can influence effects of infectious diseases.

Gregory Ruthig, North Central College assistant professor of biology, this winter published a paper suggesting environmental temperature can influence effects of infectious diseases on wild animals.

The paper, titled “Temperature and Water Molds Influence Mortality of Lithobates catesbeianus Eggs,” was published in the journal Herpetological Conservation and Biology.

Soper, Stumpenhorst to receive Alumni Awards during 2013 Homecoming

William Soper ’68, M.D., Josh Stumpenhorst ’03
William Soper ’68, M.D., and Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 are among seven alumni who will be honored during the 2013 Homecoming Convocation Friday, Oct. 25.

William Soper ’68, M.D., and Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 are two of seven alumni who will be honored during the 2013 Homecoming Convocation on Friday, Oct. 25. Soper is among five recipients of this year’s Outstanding Alumni Awards and Stumpenhorst will receive the Alumni Recognition Award.

New faculty members begin academic year at North Central College

North Central College appoints five tenure-track faculty members in the sciences, theatre, economics and mathematics for 2013-2014 academic year.

North Central College has appointed new tenure-track faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year, which begins Sept. 16.

The five new full-time, tenure-track faculty members are:

Jennifer Sallee joins North Central’s biology faculty in fall 2013

Jennifer Sallee, assistant professor of biology
North Central College welcomes Assistant Professor of Biology Jennifer Sallee as new tenure-track faculty member for 2013-2014 academic year.

North Central College has appointed five new tenure-track faculty members for the 2013-2014 academic year, which begins Sept. 16. Among those new faculty are Assistant Professor of Biology Jennifer Sallee.  

O’Connor coauthors study related to development of Parkinson’s

Christopher O’Connor, visiting assistant professor of biology
Christopher O’Connor, North Central College visiting assistant professor of biology, is coauthor of a study about a key protein in Parkinson’s disease.

Christopher O’Connor, North Central College visiting assistant professor of biology, is coauthor of a Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine study about Parkinson’s disease and how a protein in the disease acts like a virus.

The study was published April 25 in the journal PLOS ONE by virologist Edward Campbell, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine, and colleagues. 

Wesley Sorrill earns Outstanding Major in Biology Award

Wesley Sorrill received the Outstanding Major in Biology Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Wesley Sorrill, son of Liz and Stacy Sorrill of Naperville, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Biology Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Wesley is majoring in biology at North Central College. He is a graduate of Wheaton North High School. Wesley’s name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.

A transfer student and a veteran, formerly with the U.S. Air Force, he will pursue an M.D. degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

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