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Students, staff present at LEV-cosponsored conference on faith, justice and civic learning

Steve Oliveri
North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently co-sponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference.

July 1, 2011—North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently cosponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference with DePaul University, providing students and staff the opportunity to present three sessions on various topics.

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

Two North Central College students earn Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Kristin Rose '15, left, and Heidi Nelson '15
Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

The latest Fulbright honors for Heidi Nelson ’15 of Carol Stream and Kristin Rose ’15 of Joliet are the 10th and 11th Fulbright awards earned by North Central College students and alumni. North Central College has been recognized as among the U.S. colleges and universities that produce the highest number of Fulbright recipients for 2014-2015 international exchanges.

North Central College biology alumni share career advice with science students

Matt McCary '10 and Shelly Feaver '98 Shaw
Alumni pursuing careers in the sciences spoke with undergraduates about graduate school, networking and careers.

Matt McCary ’10 has some advice for current North Central College students: make the most of your time as an undergraduate.

“When I was an undergraduate I couldn’t wait to get through those four years,” McCary says. “North Central prepared me very well for graduate school, but I wish I had challenged myself even more as an undergrad.”

Princeton Review rates North Central College among nation’s “greenest” colleges

Baily Gorey '15
North Central College is included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

North Central College’s commitment to sustainability is being recognized with inclusion in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

North Central College MAEd alumnus named High School Principal of the Year

MAEd alumnus Brian Waterman has been named High School Principal of the Year by the West Cook Chapter of the Illinois Principals Association.

Brian Waterman, an alumnus of North Central College’s master of arts in education (MAEd) program, has been named High School Principal of the Year by the West Cook Chapter of the Illinois Principals Association.

Waterman began serving as principal of Lyons Township High School in LaGrange at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. He earned his master’s degree in educational leadership at North Central College in 2004.

Alumni to share grad school, career expertise with North Central College science students

Two North Central College alumni pursing careers in scientific fields will share advice and expertise with students during a talk on April 9.

Two North Central College alumni pursuing careers in scientific fields will share advice about achieving admission to graduate school and other expertise during a talk on April 9.

The public is invited to meet and hear talks by Matt McCary ’10 and Michale “Shelly” Feaver ’98 Shaw at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Admission is free.

Paul Simon Award recognizes North Central’s comprehensive international programs

National award brings prestigious recognition to North Central’s internationalization of campus over 20 years.

North Central College is one of five institutions nationwide to receive a 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

North Central College alumnus Rick Guzman TEDx talk examines cyclical poverty

North Central College alumnus Rick Guzman ’99 gave a TEDx talk on “Discovering the Value of the Poor.”

North Central College alumnus Rick Guzman ’99 delivered a TEDx talk about using new strategies to combat cyclical poverty by harnessing the earning power of the working poor.

Guzman was one of 12 presenters at the inaugural TEDxNorthCentralCollege event Feb. 13. The theme of the TEDx was “Changing the World for Good” and his talk was titled “Discovering the Value of the Poor.”

North Central College students network with other military veterans at state capital

Students James Lynch and Maria Kornfeind and state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia
North Central College student veterans participated in Illinois Student Veterans Leadership Day Feb. 25 in Springfield.

North Central College student veterans met with government officials, networked with peers and learned about opportunities for military veterans pursuing college degrees during Illinois Student Veterans Leadership Day Feb. 25 in Springfield.

Attending were students James Lynch of Wheaton, a first-year political science major who served in the U.S. Navy, and Maria Kornfeind ’15 of Downers Grove, an accounting major who served in the U.S. Marines.

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