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Cancer researcher, MacArthur fellow is Commencement speaker

Cancer researcher, MacArthur fellow is Commencement speaker

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Dr. Olufunmilayo “Funmi” Olopade, an internationally respected cancer researcher and MacArthur fellow, will deliver the Commencement address at North Central’s 145th graduation ceremony June 12. Olopade is the associate dean for global health and professor of medicine and human genetics at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. As a physician and scientist, she epitomizes the “bench to bedside” philosophy in her application of scientific discoveries to clinical medicine.


North Central grad, school board veteran pursues teaching career

Jeannette Clark is graduating from North Central College with a degree in elementary education and pursuing a career as a teacher.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

June 1, 2010—Jeannette Clark is no stranger to the education process, having served Naperville and Aurora for 16 years as a member of the Indian Prairie School District 204 Board of Education.

Now, Clark is preparing to gain a whole new perspective on education—from within a classroom. She’s graduating from North Central College with a degree in elementary education and pursuing a career as a teacher.

NCAA III recognizes Diane Anstine for her faculty leadership

NCAA III recognizes Diane Anstine for her faculty leadership

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Diane Anstine—associate professor and chair of economics, Ruge Fellow and Faculty Athletic Representative—was selected as a 2010 NCAA Division III Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) Fellow and will be attending the Division III FAR Fellows Institute in October. She was selected from more than 450 FARs in Division III schools nationwide. Anstine was nominated by CCIW’s commissioner because of her work at North Central and its faculty mentor program and her leadership and work within the conference and NCAA.


Muck, Coon receive Junior and Senior Faculty awards

Muck, Coon receive Junior and Senior Faculty awards

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During the Service Awards event May 21, Bill Muck and Heather Coon were named recipients of the Clarence F. Dissinger Award for Junior Faculty and Senior Faculty, respectively. The awards recognize two faculty for their distinguished teaching, leadership and service to the College “above and beyond the call of duty.” Muck joined the faculty in 2008 and is assistant professor of political science.



Barger, Horton receive administrative Dissinger awards

Barger, Horton receive administrative Dissinger awards

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The College recognized Peter Barger and Cheryl Horton at its annual Service Awards celebration May 21 as recipients of the Ruth C. Dissinger Awards for administrative manager and administrative support staff, respectively. As coordinator of North Central’s 2010 Institutional Self-Study, in addition to his roles as director of institutional assessment and accreditation, dean of graduate and continuing education and professor of economics and finance, Barger fit the criteria for this award, going above and beyond job expectations in support of the College.


Faculty tenure, promotions, emeritus announced

Faculty tenure, promotions, emeritus announced

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North Central’s Board of Trustees approved the following faculty for tenure, promotion and emeritus status at the Trustee meeting, May 21-22, 2010: For tenure and promotion to associate professor: Martha Bohrer, associate professor of English Perry Hamalis, associate professor of religious studies For promotion to professor: Stephen Maynard Caliendo, professor of political science Lisa Long, professor of English Heidi Matthews, professor of health and physical education Wioleta Polinska

Gray and Hamsmith publish case study for accounting instruction

Gray and Hamsmith publish case study for accounting instruction

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David Gray, assistant professor of accounting, and Gerald Hamsmith, professor of accounting emeritus, had their case study titled “Divisional Concerns at Patterson’s Fine Chocolates” published in the 2009 edition of Annual Advances in Business Cases. This journal is published by the Society for Case Research, which exists to promote the development of materials and methods for case-based instruction. This case is part of a series of Patterson’s Fine Chocolates cases and classroom exercises developed for courses th


Sunny Gill is the 2010 Outstanding Senior Man

Sunny Gill is the 2010 Outstanding Senior Man

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Kept a secret till the end of Honors Convocation May 18, President Wilde announced Sunbir Gill as the Outstanding Senior Man. “Sunny” has been a familiar face and respected leader on campus since his freshman year. He served as president of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) his senior year and his strong work ethic and hands-on approach to leading have been instrumental in opening the SIFE store and leading his team to the national championships for two years.


Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

Laurel White is Outstanding Senior Woman

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Laurel White was named the 2010 Outstanding Senior Woman. Earlier during Honors Convocation, she was also recognized as the Outstanding Student in the Arts & Letters Division and Outstanding Student in English and received the Megan Sweeney Award for achieving the highest level of academic excellence. A College Scholar, White will graduate with a double major in English writing and interactive media studies and a minor in social change/public advocacy. She is president of the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta, a tutor in the Writing Center, two-time presenter at the National C


Seniors choose Susan Mack to give Last Lecture

Seniors choose Susan Mack to give Last Lecture

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North Central seniors voted to invite Susan Mack, visiting instructor of education, to present the CUAB-hosted Last Lecture to students at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 20, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. The entire campus community is invited. Her talk is titled “The Education of a Person: A Curricular Narrative.” Mack is a 1968 graduate of North Central College and has been a member of its faculty since 2005.


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