North Central College - Naperville, IL

Biology major, top doctoral student Nate Montgomery ’00 is outstanding alumnus

Nathan Montgomery '00, M.D., Ph.D.
Nathan Montgomery '00, M.D., Ph.D., receives North Central College’s 2015 Alumni Recognition Award at Homecoming celebration.

At its Homecoming celebration this fall, North Central College honored 2000 alumnus Nathan Montgomery, M.D., Ph.D., with an Alumni Recognition Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes potential for success in a career, community service or support of North Central College by younger alumni.

North Central College honors outstanding alumni at 2015 Homecoming celebration

Rachel Louise Snyder ’92, Joseph Mallon ’80, J.D., C.P.A., and Nathan Montgomery ’00, M.D., Ph.D., are honored for excelling in their careers and their service.

This year’s three outstanding North Central College alumni may have seemed unlikely award winners when they first came to campus as freshmen. One was a high school dropout and two came to run and be part of championship cross country and track and field teams.

Not so many years later, each one has achieved great success in their professional careers. Each is a testament to the lifelong value of a liberal arts education.

Members of North Central’s German Club mentor local high school students

German Club members
German Club students work with District 308 high schools as part of an outreach program to promote the German language and culture.

There is a lot to learn about the German culture besides “Guten tag,” wurst sausage and lederhosen. North Central College’s German Club has learned the language, researched the lifestyle and even studied abroad for the full experience.

With their knowledge and personal stories, members of the German Club have worked to create an outreach program with local high schools to encourage young students to continue taking German into their college career.

Visit North Central College in November

North Central College hosts visit programs for new and transferring students interested in learning more about undergraduate degree programs.

North Central College will host visit programs in November for prospective new and transferring students interested in learning more about the College’s undergraduate degree programs.

High School Visit Programs: November 6
High school students and their parents or guardians are invited to attend one of two convenient North Central College Visit Programs on Friday, Nov. 6.

Top number of North Central students chosen by employers for interviews

Klariza Alvaran '13
Some 29 North Central students were selected for 52 actual interviews—more than any other college represented at ISCPA Fall Interview Day.

North Central College’s Office of Career Development helped students prepare for the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA) Fall Interview Day on Oct. 14. Students pursuing degrees in business, economics, actuarial science, accounting, finance and more had the opportunity to interview for jobs and internships with some 22 companies, including Ace Hardware, Allstate Insurance, Aon Corporation, Caterpillar, Deloitte, McGladrey, Sikich and many more.

Record number of students pass actuarial science exams

Tyler Bixby ’16
North Central College faculty helped prepare a record 11 students who passed the industry’s tough actuarial science exams, giving them a professional edge.

North Central College faculty helped prepare a record 11 students who passed actuarial exams this summer: Shane Coate ’17, Nicholas Drendel ’16, Roman Gilbert ’16 (two exams), Kenneth Hoffman ’16, Phillip Klimaitis ’18, Connor Oats ’18, Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16, Melissa Reuter ’17, Daniel Rotolo ’17, Kevin Schroeder ’16 and Nathaniel Wuthrich ’16.

Biology major Ed Hedborn ’70 surveys trees at the Morton Arboretum to determine peak color

Ed Hedborn ’70 studies the seasonal color at Morton Arboretum to share information with the media and public visitors

Virtually every Chicago media outlet considers Ed Hedborn ’70 their go-to guy for all things trees. Need to learn about the Emerald Ash Borer? Ed’s your man. Wondering when the fall colors will be at their peak? Call Ed.

Hedborn is manager of plant records at the 1,700-acre Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL, located about 10 minutes from the North Central campus. The arboretum is home to more than 222,000 live plants from around the world.

10 reasons to come back for Homecoming

Alumni, come home this weekend! Reconnect with your Cardinal family and enjoy a host of fun activities planned just for you.

North Central College alumni: Our 2015 Homecoming Celebration is here! Come home this Thursday, Oct. 22, through Sunday, Oct. 25, to reconnect with your Cardinal family. We have a long list of events in store to entertain everyone, from the football fanatic to the music buff. Read the full schedule here or check out some of our highlights below:

All are invited to come home for North Central’s Homecoming celebration

North Central College’s 2015 Homecoming Celebration is just around the corner, Oct. 22-25! The tradition continues with reunion festivities and more.

North Central College’s 2015 Homecoming Celebration is just around the corner! Reconnect with classmates and faculty, meet new alumni and friends and celebrate North Central College with your Cardinal family Oct. 22-25.

Homecoming festivities feature mainstage music and theatre performances, reunion gatherings, 50-Year Club banquet, Athletic Hall of Fame and outstanding alumni presentations, a parade through campus, pep rally, football game vs. Wheaton, Reunion Celebration and much more!

Young theatre alumni land major roles, earn national and local success

Savanna Richardson '14, Garrett Lutz '12, Daryn Harrell '12, David Musselman '12
North Central College theatre alumni give “mesmerizing … winning performance(s)” on professional stages as singers, actors, playwright and stunt performer.

North Central students have continually proven that the opportunities they’ve had in college have prepared them for success. This fall, some of North Central’s youngest theatre alumni have earned prestige on the professional stage.

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