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North Central College partners with Flowers For Dreams to aid low-income children

More than 100 low-income children will start the new school year with supplies thanks to Flowers For Dreams and North Central College supporters.

More than 100 low-income children will start school this year with supplies paid for by supporters of North Central College.

The College teamed up with Flowers For Dreams for the third straight year to raise money to buy school supplies for local needy students. Part of the proceeds from the sale of flowers at North Central College’s Commencement ceremony in June benefited Flowers For Dreams.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams addresses North Central College Commencement

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams delivered the address Saturday, June 9, at the 147th Commencement of North Central College.

June 9, 2012—Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams delivered the address Saturday, June 9, at the 147th Commencement of North Central College.

Williams noted it was the final Commencement for North Central College President Harold R. Wilde, who is retiring at the end of 2012 after 22 years as president.

“North Central College is fortunate to have had a President with such a long and exceptional tenure,” Williams told the audience. “While I’m sure everyone is sad to see you go, we know that you are leaving behind an incredible legacy.”

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.

First Citizen of the College Award presented at Commencement

Marti Bogart, associate professor of economics and associate dean for academic affairs, received the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award.

July 7, 2011—Marti Bogart, associate professor of economics and associate dean for academic affairs, was named the 20th recipient of North Central College’s Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during Commencement exercises on June 11.

The First Citizen of the College Award recognizes a student, faculty or staff member who exemplifies the best of North Central College and honors a “unique spirit and legacy,” that of Harold and Eva White, longtime editors and publishers of The Naperville Sun and alumni of the College.

Commencement coverage available online

Commencement coverage available online

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Naperville Sun coverage of Saturday's 146th Commencement was featured in Sunday's issue and is available online.

Sunday coverage included a front-page photo, a page 3 photo and list of honorees, and another full page of coverage inside that included photos and the text of class of 2011 student speaker Carolyn Kalafut's Commencement speech.

Expanded coverage online includes a gallery with additional photos.



Commencement 2009

“To ‘Be a Builder’ also means this: don’t ever be satisfied. Look at the world and see how you can improve it — in other words, ‘Be A Critic.’”
-Blair Kamin, Commencement Speaker

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