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Peace Corps regional director will address opportunities for all disciplines

North Central’s Cost Accounting class invites the campus community to hear Brad Merryman, regional director of Peace Corps, Wednesday, May 14.

North Central’s Cost Accounting class has invited Brad Merryman, regional director of Peace Corps, to speak at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, in the Harold and Eva White Activities Center. The campus community is invited to attend the free event; refreshments will be served.

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.

Alumni talk with science students about their careers, experiences

2005 alumni Naomi Roots and Zach Pratt, Ph.D.
Science faculty invite 2005 alumni Naomi Roots and Zach Pratt, Ph.D., to talk with students about post-graduate research, real-world career experiences.

A new tradition—inviting alumni back to campus to talk informally with students—was incorporated as part of programming for Honors Day and the Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research this year.

“Our alumni are an untapped resource for our students and I’m excited about inviting them back to share their experiences with our science students,” said Professor of Biology and Roger and Nadeane Hruby Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Stephen Johnston as he welcomed two North Central College alumni from the class of 2005.

Student Emily Rademaker named North Central College 2011 Lincoln Laureate

Emily Rademaker, 2011 Lincoln Laureate
North Central College faculty chose senior Emily Rademaker as this year’s Lincoln Laureate for her excellence in academics and co-curricular involvement.

Nov. 11, 2011—Emily Rademaker of Cary, Ill., has been named North Central College’s 2011 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central College faculty selected Rademaker as the College’s top senior for her excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities.

Governor Pat Quinn presented Rademaker with a medallion, certificate of achievement and a check for $500 on Nov. 6 at the House of Representatives in Springfield.

North Central College honors Peace Corps administrator with Outstanding Alumni Award

North Central College is honoring Esther Benjamin, associate director for global operations for the Peace Corps, with a 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award.

This is the second of five weekly installments profiling individuals who will receive Alumni Awards & Recognition on Nov. 11 during North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Celebration.

Oct. 10, 2011—North Central College is honoring Esther Benjamin of Mitchellville, Md., with a 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award.

3 Perspectives of Rwanda

 More than 15 years ago, the African nation of Rwanda experienced a devastating war caused by genocide, and as the country continues to heal, its past, present and future affect North Central College students, faculty and alumni. 

Trustee directs Global Operations for Peace Corps

 North Central College alumna and Board of Trustee member, Esther Benjamin ’90, has been named associate director for Global Operations for the U.S. Peace Corps. She is responsible for managing all Peace Corps programs worldwide, which are located in more than 70 countries. All Peace Corps offices in those countries report to five regional directors, all of whom report to her. She reports to the U.S. Peace Corps director, Aaron Williams, who reports directly to President Barack Obama.

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