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President’s Invitation to Serve is part of Inauguration weekend

President Hammond, his family and some 75 faculty members and their families, staff and students joined forces to serve at Emmanuel House.

The President’s Invitation to Serve on May 19 was a fitting way to conclude the Cornerstone Inauguration weekend. President Troy Hammond and his family and some 75 faculty members and their families, staff and students joined forces to serve at one of the duplex homes with Emmanuel House, a nonprofit effort based in Aurora. Initiated by Rick Guzman ’99, Emmanuel House provides housing and help for refugee and working-class families.

Daniel Kerley earns Senior Scholar-Athlete Award at Honors Convocation

Senior psychology major Daniel Kerley earns Scholar-Athlete Award for fourth year for highest GPA during North Central’s 2013 Honors Convocation.

Daniel Kerley, son of William and Teri Kerley of Vienna, Ill., was awarded the Senior Scholar-Athlete Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College. The award recognizes the student-athlete in each class with the highest grade-point average. Daniel has received the Scholar-Athlete Award all four years at North Central.

A senior, Daniel is majoring in psychology at North Central College and is a graduate of Vienna High School.

North Central College juniors attend national, state leadership conferences

Elizabeth Novak ’14 and Monica Degenhardt ’14
Juniors Elizabeth Novak and Monica Degenhardt are chosen to represent North Central College in collegiate leadership conferences.

Two North Central College juniors were chosen to represent the College in collegiate leadership conferences.

Elizabeth Novak and Monica Degenhardt attended the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland in College Park, May 30-June 1. They were selected by the College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program to participate in the conference, which is organized in part by the American Association of University Women.

North Central College to award honorary degree to Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel

Longtime Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel will be awarded an honorary degree June 8 during North Central College’s 148th Commencement ceremony.

Longtime Naperville Mayor A. George Pradel will be awarded an honorary degree June 8 during North Central College’s 148th Commencement ceremony.

The Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, is expected to draw more than 5,000 parents, alumni and visitors to North Central College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., Naperville. Tickets are not required but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so guests are encouraged to arrive early; doors open at 8:30 a.m. for guest seating. The academic procession begins at 9:40 a.m.

Etienne Mashuli and Amanda Marek: 2013 Outstanding Seniors

North Central College selects Etienne Mashuli as the Outstanding Senior Man and Amanda Marek as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2013.

North Central College recognized Etienne Mashuli as the Outstanding Senior Man and Amanda Marek as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2013 during the College’s annual Honors Convocation on May 14.

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.

North Central graduate earns highly competitive Dunn Fellowship

Mark Zajac ’12, Dunn Fellow
North Central College graduate Mark Zajac has earned a spot as a policy fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office through the Dunn Fellowship program.

Recent North Central College graduate Mark Zajac ’12 of Des Plaines, Ill., has earned a spot as a policy fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office through the James H. Dunn Memorial Fellowship Program.

“I’ve always been interested in all things international, traveling to other countries and foreign affairs,” Zajac says. “This fellowship opens a lot of doors and will help me to better understand the world.”

Leading African dignitary to speak at North Central’s Commencement

Dr. Frannie Léautier, executive secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation, will give North Central College’s Commencement address June 8.

Dr. Frannie Léautier, executive secretary of one of Africa’s most important organizations, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), will deliver the Commencement address June 8 at North Central College’s 148th Commencement ceremony.

Google spotlights recent North Central College graduate in video about internships

Kitt Vanderwater, a Google employee and 2012 graduate of North Central College, is featured in a Google video about its internship opportunities.

Kitt Vanderwater, a Google employee and 2012 graduate of North Central College, is featured in a Google video about its internship opportunities.

North Central seniors accepted to Nashville internship

Elisabeth Volkamer ’13 and Jessica Martin ’13
North Central College seniors Elisabeth Volkamer and Jessica Martin are chosen for internship in Nashville that empowers women to promote social justice.

North Central College seniors Elisabeth Volkamer and Jessica Martin were accepted to a 10-month internship at Belle H. Bennett House, an intentional community for the empowerment of young women at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, TN.

The program, beginning in August, consists of 40-hour work weeks that focus on female empowerment and the eradication of racism through volunteer work, community living and internships at various organizations in the area.

North Central College’s science alumni, guest speaker share careers

Michael Chapman, Ph.D., professor in the school of physics, Georgia Institute of
Second annual Science Alumni Event hosts guest speaker Dr. Michael Chapman, Blake Young ’04 and Allison Beckham ’09 on their career experiences.

In what has become an annual tradition during Cornerstone Week, North Central hosted its second Science Alumni Event May 16. This year’s program featured guest speaker Michael Chapman, Ph.D., professor in the school of physics at Georgia Institute of Technology, and alumni Blake Young ’04 and Allison Beckham ’09. 

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