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.

Carly Kizorek '09

Carly Kizorek is the author of the new iBook, “Perils and Rewards of International Filmmaking.”  She also directed videos for nonprofit organizations under Two Parrot Productions in Ethiopia, Liberia, Thailand and Tanzania. Two Parrot is a three-member team including Kizorek, her father Bill and her older sister Jessica. When she is not traveling, she tutors math in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Riverwalk Gateway Dedication

Community leaders join North Central College in formal dedication of the Riverwalk Gateway on Oct. 27 as part of Homecoming.

Community leaders joined with North Central College alumni, faculty, staff and students to officially dedicate the newly completed Riverwalk Gateway, which includes landscaping and stately stone pillars to mark the entryway to the south end of campus and a new pathway along the West Branch of the DuPage River.

President Harold Wilde acknowledged that many consider the Riverwalk— first constructed in 1981—as the “crown jewel of Naperville.”

Dr. Troy D. Hammond named 10th president in 151-year history of North Central College

Dr. Troy D. Hammond will be the 10th president in North Central College’s 151-year history.

Dr. Troy D. Hammond, a scientist, teacher and entrepreneur, will be North Central College’s next president, only the 10th in the school’s 151-year history. Board Chair Steven Hoeft ’73 announced the selection of Hammond after a unanimous vote of the College’s Board of Trustees.

"Dr. Hammond brings a wealth of experience to North Central College," says Hoeft. "He is uniquely equipped to lead this institution forward."

Middle East trip immerses students in complex issues

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The historical, cultural and political significance of Israel and Palestine shaped the itinerary for a new student trip conducted by the Office of Ministry and Service in August. Immersion into both Israeli and Palestinian areas as well as tours of key biblical sites provided students and staff with life-changing experiences. The group used an independent tour company to access the different areas, many of which represented traditional pilgrimage sites.

North Central College names Gregory Wolf recipient of 13th endowed chair

Gregory H. Wolf, Dennis and Jean Bauman Professor in the Humanities
North Central College Professor of German Gregory H. Wolf has been named the first recipient of the Dennis and Jean Bauman Professorship in the Humanities.

North Central College Professor of German Gregory H. Wolf has been named the first recipient of the Dennis and Jean Bauman Professorship in the Humanities. The College’s 13th endowed chair was formally presented on Thursday, Oct. 11, at a meeting of the faculty.

New faculty members begin academic year at North Central College

North Central College appoints several new faculty members and welcomes Visiting Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for the 2012-2013 academic year.

North Central College has appointed several new faculty members for the 2012-2013 academic year, which begins Sept. 10.

Five new full-time, tenure-track faculty members are:

Keating authors new book “Rising up from Indian Country”

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, recounts battle of Fort Dearborn and birth of Chicago in new book.

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, has authored a new book, titled “Rising up from Indian Country: The Battle of Fort Dearborn and the Birth of Chicago,” published by the University of Chicago Press. The book’s release coincides with the Aug. 15, 2012, bicentennial of the Battle of Fort Dearborn.

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