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Kelly Rasmussen earns Outstanding Major in English Award

Kelly Rasmussen
Kelly Rasmussen was awarded the Outstanding Major in English Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Kelly Rasmussen, daughter of Lyle and Mimi Rasmussen of Rockton, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Kelly is a double major in English: writing and Spanish at North Central College. She is a graduate of Hononegah Community High School.

Stephania Rodriguez earns three awards at 2014 Honors Convocation

Stephania Rodriguez
Stephania Rodriguez won three North Central College awards: Student Life and the Outstanding Major in Human Resource Management and in Economics & Business.

Stephania Rodriguez, daughter of Sergio and Norma Rodriguez of Aurora, was recognized with three awards—Outstanding Major in Human Resource Management, Outstanding Student in Division of Economics and Business, and Outstanding Service to Student Life—during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Stephania is majoring in human resource management with a minor in Spanish at North Central College. She is a graduate of Oswego East High School.

Jillian Laumbacher earns two awards at 2014 Honors Convocation

Jillian Laumbacher
Jillian Laumbacher won two North Central College awards, the Outstanding Major in Economics and Outstanding Major in Global Studies.

Jillian Laumbacher, daughter of Edgar and Beverly Laumbacher of Crystal Lake, was recognized with two awards—Outstanding Major in Economics and Outstanding Major in Global Studies—during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Jillian is double majoring in economics and global studies with a concentration in international relations at North Central College. She is a graduate of Crystal Lake South 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.

Ian Wright and Christina Richardson: 2014 Outstanding Seniors

Ian Wright and Christina Richardson
North Central College selects Ian Wright as the Outstanding Senior Man and Christina Richardson as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2014.

North Central College recognized Ian Wright as the Outstanding Senior Man and Christina Richardson as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2014 during the College’s annual Honors Convocation on May 13.

The annual awards recognize one senior man and one senior woman for their successes in the classroom, their involvement and contributions to the campus community outside the classroom, and their future potential.

Mark Zajac ’12 will head to Germany with a Fulbright

North Central College alumnus Mark Zajac receives Fulbright Teaching Assistant post to teach English and engage in cultural programs in Germany.

Mark Zajac ’12 has been named as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) to Germany, continuing North Central’s history of placing graduates in this prestigious program.

He is currently serving as a Dunn Fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago Office. While a student, he was a College Scholar, had triple majors in global studies: international business, German and Spanish, and a minor in Chinese. He studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, and Seville, Spain, to refine his language skills in German and Spanish.

Student presents sculpture, video art, photography and more through May 4

Landmannalaugar frá Bláhnjúki-The People’s Pools from the Blue Peak
North Central College features the artwork of senior Ian Wright in “Kynjamyndir-Strange Pictures: Responding to Icelandic Landscape and Culture.”

North Central College presents the creative artwork of senior Ian Wright in a solo exhibit, April 8-May 4.

Titled “Kynjamyndir-Strange Pictures: Responding to Icelandic Landscape and Culture,” Wright’s exhibit will showcase charcoal on wood panel drawings, video art, sculpture and photography that capture the essence and beauty of Iceland’s volcanic environment.

Megan King

College Scholar

As a College Scholar, Megan majored in accounting and Spanish with a minor in international business. She tied it all together by intentionally selecting her activities and making each experience count toward a well-rounded education full of life-changing experiences.

For example, she worked in the College’s accounting department, interned for three summers, and volunteered to prepare taxes for citizens in need of assistance. Megan also participated in four study abroad programs that helped advance her Spanish-speaking skills, expand her world view, strengthen her sense of independence and further improve her job prospects.

While studying international business in Spain during fall term of her senior year, Megan conducted research, funded by a Richter Grant, for her honors thesis on changes to accounting education in Spain. She went on to present her research results at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, where North Central consistently ranks in the top 5 percent of all colleges and universities in the nation for the number of projects accepted.

Her knowledge of Spanish and honors research experience on her résumé caught the attention of her future employer, Corbett, Duncan & Hubly, and led to an interview and job offer as an auditor. 


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.

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