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Rebecca Weiss earns Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies Award

Rebecca Weiss
was awarded the Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Rebecca Weiss, daughter of Raymond and Debbie Weiss of Glenview, was awarded the Outstanding Major in East Asian Studies Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Rebecca is a double major in Japanese and East Asian studies with a focus on Japan at North Central College. She is a graduate of Glenbrook South High School.

Alana Shuma earns Outstanding Major in History Award

Alana Shuma
Alana Shuma was awarded the James Henry Breasted 1890 Outstanding Major in History Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Alana Shuma of Aurora was awarded the James Henry Breasted 1890 Outstanding Major in History Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Alana is majoring in history with a minor in art history at North Central College. She is a graduate of Warren T. White High School.

Scott Blaszak earns Outstanding Major in Biology Award

Scott Blaszak
Scott Blaszak was awarded the Outstanding Major in Biology Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Scott Blaszak, son of Wayne and Aida Blaszak of Naperville, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Biology Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College.

A senior, Scott is majoring in biology at North Central College. He is a graduate of Neuqua Valley High School.

Margaret Wieczorek earns two awards at 2014 Honors Convocation

Margaret Wieczorek
Margaret Wieczorek won two North Central College awards, Outstanding Major in Mathematics and the Outstanding Student in the Division of Science.

Margaret Wieczorek, daughter of Daniel and Patricia Wieczorek of Peru, received two awards—the Outstanding Major in Mathematics and the Outstanding Student in the Division of Science—during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Margaret is majoring in mathematics and in French. She will be pursuing her Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Tennessee in the fall. She is a graduate of LaSalle-Peru Township High School.

Kelsey VandenBerg earns Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award

Kelsey VandenBerg
Kelsey VandenBerg was awarded the Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Kelsey VandenBerg, daughter of Susan Murphy and the late Ronald VandenBerg of Davenport, Iowa, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College.

Kelsey, a senior, is majoring in biochemistry at North Central. She will be pursuing a master of science in global health at the University of Notre Dame in the fall. She is a graduate of Davenport Central High School.

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.

North Central College’s Macek and Failing ’14 are featured radio guests

Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, Brian Failing ’14
Exhibit cocurators Steve Macek, associate professor of speech communication, and history major Brian Failing ’14 are interviewed on two Chicago radio programs.

The voices of Steve Macek, North Central College associate professor of speech communication and coordinator of urban and suburban studies, and Brian Failing ’14, majoring in history and urban and suburban studies, have been heard recently on two radio programs.

They were featured guests as cocurators of their exhibit, “Banned in Chicago: Eight Decades of Film Censorship in the Windy City,” on display through Aug. 16 at the Museums at Lisle Station Park in Lisle.

North Central College senior’s research chosen for prestigious award

Samantha Eby ’14, psychology major
Samantha Eby ’14, a psychology major, received significant award for a research project she presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association conference.

Samantha Eby ’14, a psychology major at North Central College, was recently recognized for her academic work. She received the Council on Undergraduate Research-Midwestern Psychological Association Faculty Student Research Award in recognition of her project, titled “Quantitative electroencephalography patterns in trauma-induced anxiety: An exploratory study.”

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.

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