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Ben Davis earns Outstanding Student in Forensics Award

Ben Davis
Theatre major Ben Davis was named the Outstanding Student in Forensics during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Ben Davis, son of John and Rusti Davis of West Peoria, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Student in Forensics Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Ben is majoring in theatre at North Central College. He is a graduate of Richwoods High School.

Abigail Escatel earns Outstanding Major in Communication Award

Abigail Escatel
Abigail Escatel was awarded the Outstanding Major in Communication Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Abigail Escatel, daughter of Rafael and Maria Escatel, of Riverside, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Communication Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

A junior, Abigail is majoring in speech communication at North Central College. She is a graduate of Willowbrook High School.

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster to deliver Commencement address at North Central College

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Illinois, will be the speaker for North Central College’s 149th Commencement June 14.

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a scientist and businessman representing the 11th Congressional District of Illinois, will be the speaker for North Central College’s 149th Commencement on June 14 and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Stanley is named Outstanding Coach Educator in statewide student vote

John Stanley, assistant professor of speech communication
John Stanley, North Central College assistant professor of speech communication, recently received the Dennis-Ross Award for Outstanding Coach Educator.

John Stanley—North Central College assistant professor of speech communication, assistant director of forensics and director of individual events—was honored recently with the Dennis-Ross Award for Outstanding Coach Educator.

The annual award was presented at the State of Illinois Championship Tournament for both speech and debate, held Feb. 28-March 1. The Dennis-Ross Award is administered by the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association (IIFA), which hosts the tournament.

Forensics showcase presents student talent, also a fundraiser

North Central's 2013-2014 forensics team
North Central College’s forensics team will showcase its top performers and presentations at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7.

North Central College’s forensics team will showcase this year’s top student performers and presentations at 7 p.m. Friday, March, 7 in Pfeiffer Hall.

Open to the campus community, this event also is a fundraising opportunity to benefit the College’s nationally recognized forensics team. Admission is $5/person with proceeds going to help offset the program’s expenses during the competitive season.  

North Central College begins academic year with record number of students

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students. Enrollment this fall includes a record number of international students and increased representation of out-of-state students and veterans.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

North Central College selected to take part in civic learning, engagement initiative

North Central College’s strong commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement are recognized by Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

North Central College’s strong commitments to civic learning and democratic engagement are being recognized by the group Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Dr. David Fuentes delivers Rall Symposium keynote address about music as research

David Fuentes, Ph.D., delivered the keynote address for North Central College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

Every culture in human history has created music and experienced its power to shape thoughts and feelings, David Fuentes, Ph.D., said in his keynote address for North Central College’s 16th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

Fuentes, professor of composition and theory at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., spoke about music’s inherent connection to the human experience in his address, “Do You Hear What I Hear? Listening as Research,” May 14 in the College’s Wentz Concert Hall.

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