North Central College - Naperville, IL

Students, staff present at LEV-cosponsored conference on faith, justice and civic learning

Steve Oliveri
North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently co-sponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference.

July 1, 2011—North Central College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program recently cosponsored the first National Faith, Justice and Civic Learning Conference with DePaul University, providing students and staff the opportunity to present three sessions on various topics.

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

New North Central College residence hall to feature apartment-style suites

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

A new residence hall on North Central College’s 65-acre campus will offer desirable suite-style housing for upperclassmen.

The 229-bed residence hall is being built directly south of Ward and Patterson halls and across from Merner Field House and Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. The five-story residence hall—the College’s first since the Residence Hall/Recreation Center opened in 2009—is scheduled for completion by August 2015.

Homecoming 2014

View our Storify from the 2014 North Central College Homecoming celebration.

Alumni, students and North Central friends: You’re invited to come home!

North Central College’s 2014 Homecoming Celebration is nearly here! It all happens Oct. 16-19 and features many fun events—some traditional and some new.

North Central College’s 2014 Homecoming Celebration is nearly here! It happens Oct. 16-19 and features many fun events—some traditional and some new.

In a tradition we began with the Sesquicentennial in 2011, the all-class Homecoming Reunion Celebration brings together current students, alumni and friends for dinner and dancing in the spacious Res/Rec Center Saturday evening, Oct. 18. This year’s popular event features a new element. The Alumni Awards and Recognition Ceremony has been moved from a convocation on Friday to Saturday night as part of the Reunion Celebration.

North Central College alumnus Will Armistead producing video for Chicago Blackhawks

Will Armistead ’07/M ’09 has taken a producer position with Banner Collective, a company that creates video content for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Will Armistead ’07/M ’09 has taken a producer position with Banner Collective, a company that creates video content for the Chicago Blackhawks and other companies.

“There’s so much buzz surrounding the Blackhawks,” says Armistead. “I’m excited to provide video content for such a highly respected and recognizable organization.”

Athletic Hall of Fame: Amanda Orsburn ’02, record holder in basketball, soccer

North Central College will induct Amanda Orsburn ’02 into the Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 18 during Homecoming.

During Homecoming 2014, North Central College will induct Amanda Orsburn ’02 into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 18.

North Central honors Jeffrey Swallow ’94 with Outstanding Alumni Award

Jeffrey Swallow ’94, 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor 1994 alumnus and corporate leader Jeffrey Swallow with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming Reunion Oct. 18.

North Central College is honoring Naperville resident Jeffrey “Jeff” Swallow with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Swallow and four others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Reunion Celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

North Central College alumnus Josh Averbeck to deliver prestigious lecture at WIU

Josh Averbeck ’04 to deliver the 22nd annual Wayne N. Thompson Professor Lecture Oct. 22 at Western Illinois University.

North Central College alumnus Josh Averbeck ’04, Ph. D., will deliver the 22nd annual Wayne N. Thompson Professor Lecture Oct. 22 at Western Illinois University in Macomb.

North Central recognizes Wade Hicks, Ph.D., with alumni award

Wade Hicks, Ph.D., 2014 Alumni Recognition Award
North Central College is honoring scientist Wade Hicks, Ph.D., of Framingham, Mass., with an Alumni Recognition Award during Homecoming.

North Central College is honoring scientist Wade Hicks of Framingham, Mass., with an Alumni Recognition Award during Homecoming.

Hicks and four others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Reunion Celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

North Central College’s Alumni Recognition Award is given to a recent graduate who has excelled in his or her field in a leadership capacity.

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