North Central College - Naperville, IL

President Wilde announces retirement after 21 years

Harold Wilde, President
North Central College President Harold (Hal) Wilde will retire at the end of the 2012 calendar year.

North Central College President Harold (Hal) Wilde will retire at the end of the 2012 calendar year, after nearly 22 years at the helm of the 3,000-student private comprehensive liberal arts college in Naperville, Illinois. Wilde, only the ninth president in the history of the 150-year-old institution, announced his plans to the College’s Board of Trustees on Friday morning.

Organizational communication degree leads to executive post with ComEd

Tracie Morris '02
ComEd has named North Central College alumna Tracie Morris ’02 vice president for human resources.

ComEd has named North Central College alumna Tracie Morris ’02 vice president for human resources, a key appointment to the company’s senior leadership team.

Morris earned her degree in organizational communication and previously served as vice president of human resources for DeVry Inc. Before joining DeVry, she served as director of human resources Operations for ComEd and earlier served as director of human resources for Exelon Generation, a unit of Exelon Corp. She began her career with Exelon in 2002 as a manager of human resources at the LaSalle Nuclear Power Station.

College builds on momentum

Hammersmith House
As the College celebrated 150 years, it was a moment to reflect upon and celebrate all that has been accomplished since 1861.

As the College celebrated 150 years, it was a moment to reflect upon and celebrate all that has been accomplished since 1861—during times of prosperity and challenge. During 2012, the momentum builds with new these additions to campus, which will help position the College for the next 50 years.

Hammersmith House

A stately Italianate-style home adjoining Jefferson Plaza has been the home of North Central alumni for decades. Known as the “Hammersmith House” and still home to Ruth Hammersmith ’38, the property has officially become part of the College.

BSA presents talk by Marc Lamont Hill Feb. 28 at North Central College

Marc Lamont Hill, speaker
Professor, author and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill will give free talk Feb. 28 on “progress in the age of Obama” at North Central College.

Professor, author and cultural critic Marc Lamont Hill will give a talk on Feb. 28 at North Central College. Hill’s appearance was organized by the College’s Black Student Association in observation of Black History Month.

Hill will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Smith Hall, located on the second floor of North Central College’s Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St., Naperville. This event is free and open to the public.

North Central offering three new options for Master of Arts in Liberal Studies degree

Richard Guzman
North Central College is offering three new options in its Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree.

Feb. 8, 2012—North Central College is offering three new options in its Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree.

The College is incorporating three different programs to allow MALS students to pursue a specialty that suits their professional and personal interests.  The new program options are: Ethics and Public Service; Writing, Editing and Publishing; and Culture and Society. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/admission/liberal-studies to learn more.

16 North Central student broadcasters earn nominations in national competition

Sixteen North Central College broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1 have earned 12 nominations in an annual national competition.

Feb. 7, 2012—Sixteen North Central College broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, the College’s student-run radio station, have earned 12 nominations in an annual national competition sponsored by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS).

Winners of the Golden Microphone Trophy Awards will be announced March 2-4 at the 72nd Annual IBS International Radio/Webcast Conference in New York City. Last year, North Central students brought home first-place awards for Best Sports Play-by-Play and Best Documentary at the 2011 IBS awards.

The 12 nominations include:

Services set for North Central College alumnus, Naperville teacher Shaun Wild

Shaun Wild
Services have been set for Naperville teacher and North Central College alumnus Shaun Wild.

Feb. 6, 2012—Services have been set for Naperville teacher and North Central College alumnus Shaun Wild.

The community is invited to express condolences on Thursday, Feb. 9, at Brown Deer High School, 8060 N. 60th St., Brown Deer, Wis. Visitation begins at 5 p.m., with a memorial service starting at 7 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, 7152 N. 41st St., Milwaukee, Wis.

Community invited to North Central College presentation about international exports

Community members are invited to a free presentation Feb. 1 on how North Central College students are helping local company export its products in China.

Jan. 16, 2012—Community members are invited to a free presentation about how North Central College students are helping a local company export its products in China.

Alumnus Howard Hammer '80 named regional sales manager for Intelligrated

Howard Hammer
Alumnus Howard Hammer ’80 has been named regional sales manager for Intelligrated's southern operations team.

North Central College alumnus Howard Hammer ’80 has been named sales manager for Intelligrated’s southern operations team based in Alpharetta, Ga., reports Supply and Demand Chain Executive, a supply chain-oriented publication.

Old Second Bank promotes Don Pilmer '87 to executive vice president

Don Pilmer
Alumnus Don Pilmer ’87 has been promoted to executive vice president and head of commercial banking with Aurora-based Old Second Bank.

North Central College alumnus Don Pilmer ’87 has been promoted to executive vice president and head of commercial banking with Aurora-based Old Second Bank.

A lifelong Aurora resident, he began his banking career at Old Second more than 20 years ago and has spent the majority of his service in commercial banking and branch development.

Pilmer earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from North Central College where he also contributed to The Chronicle campus newspaper. He later earned an M.B.A. from Aurora University. He is

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