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Distinguished members of the North Central community are honored at Commencement

In addition to the 815 North Central College students who received their degrees at Commencement, a highlight was the presentation of four special awards.

In addition to some 815 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees, a highlight of North Central College’s 149th Commencement was the presentation of special awards.

North Central students achieve Dean’s List honors for spring term

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2014 spring term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2014 spring term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0=A) for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for spring term:

Bethlehem Abdissa
Heather Accettura
Jesse Adamson
Bilal Adra
Athina Ajazi
Joshua Albright
Julie Albright
Monica Alexander
Lauren Allen
Alyssa Allgood
Nathan Allumi
Natalia Anastasova

North Central College Teach First program inspires future educators

Abel Sanchez and Guadalupe Gallardo Escobedo
A North Central College program that helps prepare future educators is a model for a new program to improve opportunities for all first-generation students.

A North Central College program that helps prepare future educators is serving as a model for a new program to improve opportunities for all the College’s first-generation students.

Teach First—which aims to recruit and retain first-generation college students who want to become teachers—was launched at North Central in 2008. Six years later it’s serving as a model for Cardinal First that launches in fall 2014.

2014 graduates of North Central College receive degrees

North Central College conferred degrees on 815 students—a record 704 earned bachelor’s and 111 earned master’s degrees—at its 149th Commencement June 14.

North Central College celebrated its 149th Commencement on June 14 by conferring degrees on 815 students. Of those students, a record 704 received bachelor’s degrees and 111 earned master’s degrees. Some 108 students graduated cum laude, 62 earned magna cum laude, 21 achieved summa cum laude, and 36 students completed the College Scholars Honors Program with honors theses.

The following Class of 2014 bachelor and master degree recipients completed their programs during December 2013, March 2014 or June 2014 or will finish August 2014.

Outstanding faculty and staff are recognized for efforts during 2013-2014

North Central College recognized faculty and administrative staff for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service with Dissinger and Ruge Fellow awards.

In May, six outstanding North Central College faculty and staff for the 2013-2014 academic year received endowed Dissinger awards. Two further faculty members were honored as Ruge Fellows for their inspired teaching and dedication to students.  

North Central stages “Evita,” the political, rocking musical about Argentine’s Eva Perón

Andrea Larson-Musselman as Evita
North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the Webber and Rice musical “Evita” June 20-22, 27-29 with actors from the community.

Actors from the community will perform in North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre, featuring the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical “Evita” in June and features actors from the community.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. June 20-21 and 27-28 and at 2 p.m. June 22 and 29 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $18/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

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.

Wynard and Walters ’14 give lecture on new state education mandates

Tammy Wynard, Alyssa Walters ’14
Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education, and Alyssa Walters ’14 spoke at annual health education conference.

Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of the health education and wellness programs, was invited by the Illinois School Health Association Board to present at the April 2014 annual conference held in Lombard. She, along with Alyssa Walters ’14, health and physical education major, spoke with more than 50 health education teachers and administrators about the new Illinois mandates in sexual health education.
 

Rebecca Rachan ’16 attends prestigious math workshop

Rebecca Rachan ’16
North Central College mathematics major Rebecca Rachan ’16 participated in the Undergraduate Modeling Workshop at North Carolina State University.

Rebecca Rachan ‘16, a mathematics major at North Central College, participated in the Undergraduate Modeling Workshop May 18-23 at North Carolina State University. Rachan was one of 29 students from across the nation—from schools like Virginia Tech, Brown and Penn State—accepted into the prestigious workshop.

“When I got in, I was shocked and incredibly excited,” says Rachan, who completed her rigorous application with help from Marco Martinez, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics.

Vuksanovich and Pope present ESL growth ideas to Illinois teachers

Monica Vuksanovich, Kate Pope
North Central College Monica Vuksanovich, visiting assistant professor of Spanish, and Kate Pope, director of the English Language Institute, present talk.

Monica Vuksanovich, North Central College visiting assistant professor of Spanish, and Katherine Pope, director of the English Language Institute (ELI), presented a talk titled “Partnerships for Success: Building and Growing University-level ESL Programs” at the statewide Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages-Bilingual Education (ITBE) conference this spring.  

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