North Central College - Naperville, IL

Student leadership award presented to senior Chris Smith

Student leadership award presented to senior Chris Smith

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Chris Smith ’10 was named the recipient of the Mark A. Reid Student Leadership Award at Commencement, by vote of the senior class. “Chris is a respected leader in every sense and has been deeply committed to making this campus a better place,” said President Wilde in presenting the award.


Jim Miller receives First Citizen of the College Award

Jim Miller receives First Citizen of the College Award

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Director of Athletics Jim Miller received the Harold and Eva White First Citizen of the College Award during the College’s Commencement exercises June 12. In presenting the award to Miller, President Harold R. Wilde said, “Jim has helped shape this institution in many important ways. … His energy and passion for North Central have helped inspire our recent successes in football, baseball and wrestling and our national championships in cross country and track and field.


College recognizes promoted employees, new hires

College recognizes promoted employees, new hires

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Music chair Ramona Wis presents paper at conference

Music chair Ramona Wis presents paper at conference

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Ramona Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and chair of North Central's music department, is presenting her paper “Reframing Leadership” today at Northwestern University as part of the 25th anniversary celebration of the Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience (CSEME). CSEME brings together music education faculty, doctoral students and center fellows to examine contemporary issues and foster collaborative research on music teaching and learning.


Red Sox draft North Central's Nick Robinson

Red Sox draft North Central's Nick Robinson

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Senior Nick Robinson, who played shortstop for the conference champion Cardinals this season, has been drafted by the Boston Red Sox, according to a report. Robinson, the son of Red Sox Texas-area scout Jim Robinson, likely will sign with the organization and begin his career with the Lowell Spinners, SoxProspects.com reports. Robinson batted .427 with 56 runs scored and set new North Central records for hits (76) and at-bats (178) this season, finishing among the Cardinals' career top 10 in hits (199), at-bats (560), runs (123), total bases (245) and triples (7).


Education faculty present their model of collaborative leadership at conference

Education faculty present their model of collaborative leadership at conference

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Associate professors of education Kristine Servais, Maureen Kincaid and Nancy Keiser presented a paper about their collaborative leadership model that was inspired by the late Lora Tyson and has been successfully integrated into the College’s teacher education program. They presented their paper at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference in Chicago in February and submitted it for publication to the journal of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. Over the past decade, the education department has evolved from the conventional leadership approach of a


Gems gives presentations in Orlando and Israel

Gems gives presentations in Orlando and Israel

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Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education, gave a presentation titled “Running with the Bulls: An Autoethnographic Account of Reliving the Past” at the North American Society for Sport History Convention in Orlando, Fla., on May 29. He also gave a presentation titled “Sport, Education, and American Manifest Destiny” at the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport in Netanya, Israel, on June 4.


College welcomes Thomas Gruenwald as new trustee

College welcomes Thomas Gruenwald as new trustee

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J. Thomas Gruenwald, a corporate strategist and former Tellabs executive, has joined North Central’s Board of Trustees. Gruenwald has more than two decades experience in technical and executive leadership, including serving as executive vice president of corporate strategy and chief technology officer of Tellabs, Inc.


Paloma Martinez-Cruz receives Dissinger faculty scholarship

Paloma Martinez-Cruz receives Dissinger faculty scholarship

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During the May 27 faculty meeting, the winner of this year’s Clarence F. Dissinger Award for Faculty Scholarship was awarded to Paloma Martinez-Cruz, assistant professor of Spanish. The award recognizes Martinez-Cruz for her newly titled manuscript, “From East L.A. to Anahuac: Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica,” published by the University of Arizona Press and due in October. Her book has received glowing reviews.


New employees and additions

New employees and additions

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