North Central College - Naperville, IL

Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp celebrates 25 successful years

Elementary education major Erica Pang '12 teaching second grade
North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars summer camp has provided quality learning experiences for students in under-resourced neighborhoods for 25 years.

For 25 years, North Central College’s Junior/Senior Scholars Pipeline to College program has provided a summer camp experience with hours of high-quality learning experiences to help school-aged students in under-resourced neighborhoods advance in their achievement levels.

Student interns gain experience at The Field Museum of Natural History

Alex Pirela '13 and Callie Clay '13
Two North Central College students are gaining valuable experience working as interns this summer at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

Two North Central College students are gaining valuable experience working as interns this summer at The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

Caroline (Callie) Clay '13, an anthropology major from Dixon and Alex Pirela '13, a social science and history major from West Chicago, are working under the supervision of Gloria Levitt '03, associate registrar in The Field Museum’s Department of Anthropology.

Golf pro, sport management alumna Mallory Carr '12 continues success

Mallory Carr, a 2012 graduate who majored in sport management, was profiled by The Herald News about her career as an assistant golf pro.

Mallory Carr, a 2012 North Central College graduate who majored in sport management, was profiled by The Herald News about her career as an assistant golf pro at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville/Aurora.

692 students receive degrees at North Central’s 2012 Commencement

Old Main
North Central College celebrated its 147th Commencement on June 9 by conferring bachelor and master degrees on 692 students.

North Central College celebrated its 147th Commencement on June 9 by conferring degrees on 692 students. The following list of students completed requirements for their bachelor or master degrees during the academic year that includes the December 2011, April 2012, June 2012 and September 2012 terms.

North Central College celebrates Summer Musical Theatre with three shows

Children rehearse "Wizard of Oz"
North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with three shows.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with three shows.

The annual productions have been drawing large crowds to Pfeiffer Hall and other venues since 1998, when Fine Arts Director Brian Lynch staged “Brigadoon” in partnership with a local young actors’ group.

“What started out as a fun way to spend the summer has turned into a tradition for numerous families and friends in the area,” Lynch says. “The Summer Musical Theatre program has grown beyond our wildest expectations.

Teachers hear literacy education experts present at North Central College symposium

Katie Wood Ray
More than 200 Naperville-area teachers gathered at North Central College June 18-22 to learn from some of the nation’s leading experts on literacy education.

More than 200 Naperville-area teachers gathered at North Central College June 18-22 to learn from some of the nation’s leading experts on literacy education.

The College partnered with Naperville Community Unit School District 203 to present the weeklong symposium, which provided teachers the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and best practices for teaching reading and writing to children in grades kindergarten through high school.

Special awards presented during 2012 Commencement

North Central College recognized several members of the College community with awards, emerita status during its 147th Commencement exercises June 9.

North Central College recognized several members of the College community with awards and emerita status during its 147th Commencement exercises on June 9.

Women’s Chorale tours, sings in Ireland

Some members of the group at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland
The North Central College Women’s Chorale travels to Ireland June 12-19 on second tour abroad, along with music faculty and Chorale alumnae.

Some 36 members of the North Central College Women’s Chorale embarked on the ensemble’s second trip abroad, to Ireland, June 12-19. The women traveled to Dublin, Galway, Killarney and Bray and gave performances in historic cathedrals like St. Patrick’s in Dublin and enjoyed seeing the spectacular Cliffs of Moher, Aran Islands and the Ring of Kerry.

Follow the adventures of the Women’s Chorale members and view photos at nccwomenschorale.blogspot.com.

Proceeds from artwork sale to benefit North Central College Riverwalk Gateway project

Hunt Harris image of Machu Picchu in Peru
Proceeds from the sale of artwork currently exhibited at North Central College will directly benefit the College’s Riverwalk Gateway project.

June 7, 2012—Proceeds from the sale of artwork currently exhibited at North Central College will directly benefit the College’s Riverwalk Gateway project.

Visitors may purchase more than 40 different pieces from the exhibit “Images from a Well-Traveled Lens,” on display through June 24 in Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The exhibit showcases the photography of Hunt Harris, a Moline native who has visually documented his travels around the world.

Wrigley Field honors North Central College alumnus, Teacher of the Year Josh Stumpenhorst

Illinois Teacher of the Year Josh Stumpenhorst '03 with family at Wrigley Field
North Central College alumnus and Illinois Teacher of the Year Josh Stumpenhorst threw out the first pitch before a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

June 13, 2012—One of the perks of being Illinois Teacher of the Year is throwing out the first pitch before a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst experienced his day at the Friendly Confines on Tuesday, June 12, before a night game versus the Detroit Tigers. Stumpenhorst attended with his wife and their two young children, who were excited to meet Cubs pitcher Alberto Cabrera.

“Cabrera just talked to my boys and signed a ball,” Stumpenhorst Tweeted before the big moment. “They are in heaven.”

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