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Education alumnus named to administrative position in Kaneland school district

Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 has appointed alumnus Michael Purcell director of educational services 6-12.

Maple Park-based Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 has appointed North Central College alumnus Michael Purcell director of educational services 6-12.

North Central College alumnus discusses the value of liberal arts disciplines

Dr. Satyan Devadoss hearing student's poster presentation at the Rall Symposium
Satyan Devadoss ’93 uses keynote address, “The Shape of Nature: Bees, Trees, Origami,” to inspire the Rall Symposium audience.

A lively discussion of the intersections of art, mathematics and nature led by Dr. Satyan Devadoss ’93 set the stage for College’s 17th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research on May 13. Devadoss’ keynote address, “The Shape of Nature: Bees, Trees, Origami,” encouraged the audience to think about how art and nature reflect mathematical precision and, more importantly, how scholars should use this inspiration to cross disciplines to collaborate.

Educators are among first to complete College’s new principal-preparation program

Six candidates are the first to complete North Central College’s newly redesigned principal-preparation program.

Heather Schild learned a lot about leadership and the responsibilities of being a school principal while she studied for her master’s degree in education (MAEd) at North Central College.

For two years while enrolled in North Central’s principal-preparation program, Schild worked as an Instructional Coordinator in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 and reported directly to Naperville North High School Principal Kevin Pobst.

“I thought North Central’s program was rigorous and provided a lot of authentic experiences,” Schild says.

North Central College names Naperville Magazine Publisher Leah Rippe to Board of Trustees

Naperville Magazine Publisher Leah Rippe has been named a member of the North Central College Board of Trustees.

Naperville Magazine Publisher Leah Rippe has been named a member of the North Central College Board of Trustees.

Rippe has served the College since fall 2010 as chair of the College’s Board of Trustee Associates, comprised of community members involved in many aspects of the College. She has been publisher of Naperville Magazine since 2007. She is also marketing co-chair for the Downtown Naperville Alliance, serves on the Naperville Heritage Society board, is active with the Rotary Club of Naperville and serves on the board of Arranmore Arts.

President Emeritus Harold Wilde named North Central College Life Trustee

President Emeritus Harold R. Wilde
North Central College has named President Emeritus Harold R. Wilde, who served for 22 years as the College’s ninth president, a Life Trustee.

Harold R. Wilde, President Emeritus of North Central College, has been named a Life Trustee of the College. Wilde served as trustee and president for 22 years before his retirement in 2012. Life Trustees are retired from active board status and provide ongoing counsel to the College.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin discusses student loan legislation with students, alumni

President Troy Hammond and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL)
North Central College welcomed U. S. Senator Dick Durbin to campus for roundtable discussionS with students and alumni about student loan debt and legislation.

North Central College welcomed U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) to campus Friday, May 16, for a roundtable discussion with students and alumni about student loan debt. The Senator has proposed new legislation, the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, to reduce interest rates on existing student loans and to lower their monthly payments.

2014 Honors Convocation award winners

North Central recognizes high-achieving students for academic and co-curricular excellence at the College’s 38th annual Honors Convocation.

On May 13, North Central College held its 38th annual Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that publicly celebrates student excellence in the academic and co-curricular life of the College.

New campus chaplain Rev. Eric Doolittle begins serving at North Central in July

North Central College names a new campus chaplain, the Rev. Eric Doolittle, who previously served as a university chaplain and United Methodist Church pastor.

North Central College has named a new campus chaplain, the Rev. Eric Doolittle. He will assume the role from the Rev. Dr. Lynn Pries ’67, who retires in June after 20 years of service as campus chaplain at North Central College.

An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church (UMC), Doolittle has served as a pastor in three UMC congregations in Tennessee and as chaplain at Hiwasee College in Madisonville, Tenn. Most recently, he was interim Protestant chaplain at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Hands-on experiences, coursework open career doors for alumnus Lou Groce

Lou Groce ’11/M ’14
Lou Groce ’11/M ’14, former graduate assistant in sports information, has landed a new job as director of media and information for the Midwest Conference.

Lou Groce ’11/M ’14, former graduate assistant to the sports information director, has landed a new job—one that’s perfectly suited for him.

Starting May 7, he’s the new director of media and information for the Midwest Conference (MWC), similar to the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW), but with 11 member institutions. He will handle all sports information duties for 20 sports among all the schools, manage the conference website and promote the MWC brand through various forms of written, visual and social media communications.

Noted mathematician, alumnus is keynote speaker for Rall Symposium

Dr. Satyan Devadoss ’93, professor of mathematics, Williams College
Satyan Devadoss ’93 returns to North Central May 13 as keynote speaker for the College’s 17th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research.

North Central College welcomes Dr. Satyan Devadoss ’93 as the keynote speaker for the College’s 17th annual Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research on May 13.

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