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Former board chair Dick Norenberg receives Swing Award

At Commencement, North Central honored Dr. Richard Norenberg, College Life Trustee and 1955 alumnus, with the Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service.

July 7, 2011—During Commencement exercises on June 11, North Central College honored Dr. Richard Norenberg, College Life Trustee and 1955 alumnus, with the Gael D. Swing Award for Meritorious Service.

Established in tribute to the College’s eighth president Gael D. Swing, the award is a rare honor and recognizes alumni, trustees and friends whose extraordinary service to the College exemplifies the quality and integrity that were hallmarks of Swing’s tenure as president.

WONC competes among commercial stations for Silver Dome Awards

North Central’s WONC-FM received two nominations, two second-place wins for 2011 Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

June 28, 2011—North Central College’s radio station WONC-FM 89.1 received two nominations for Silver Dome Awards from the Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA). The Silver Domes are the most prestigious broadcast performance award in the state.

Over-the-air broadcast stations and on-air talent in small, medium and Chicago market commercial radio, as well as medium and Chicago market television, were included in the competition.

Trustee, alumna Maria Wynne honored as Chicago executive of the year

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Trustee and alumna Maria Wynne is being honored by the Public Relations Society of America Chicago chapter.

North Central College Trustee Maria Wynne, a 1977 alumna of the College, is being honored by the Public Relations Society of America Chicago chapter as Chicago Executive of the Year.

Wynne is CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. In announcing the award, the group noted that under Wynne’s leadership the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana has experienced a 1 percent membership increase, defying a national trend of decreased membership for first-year merged Girl Scout councils.

Musical theatre major cast in production by renowned summer stock theater company

Daryn Harrell
Daryn Harrell, a musical theatre major at North Central College, has been cast in a production by Timber Lake Playhouse.

Daryn Harrell, a musical theatre major at North Central College, has been cast in a production by Timber Lake Playhouse, the oldest continuously operating professional summer theatre in Illinois.

Harrell, of Peoria, will star in “Children of Eden,” a musical by Stephen Schwartz, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer who has written the hit Broadway musicals “Godspell” and “Wicked” and music for the films “Pocahontas” and “Enchanted.” “Children of Eden” is based on the Book of Genesis and is one of five summer productions by Timber Lake Playhouse, based in Mount Carroll.

MAEd alumna named principal of Romeoville school

Alyson Ewald
North Central College alumna Alyson Ewald has been named principal of R.C. Hill Elementary School in Romeoville.

North Central College alumna Alyson Ewald has been named principal of R.C. Hill Elementary School in Romeoville, the Valley View School District has announced.

Ewald earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from North Central College, which is aligned with the national leadership standards and leads to eligibility for Type 75 General Administrative Certification.

Ewald has been at R.C. Hill since 2003, most recently as assistant principal and earlier as a fourth-grade teacher.

Angie Snodgrass chosen Outstanding Senior Woman

Theatre major Angie Snodgrass is named the College’s Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a female member of the Class of 2011.

June 3, 2011—Angie Snodgrass, a North Central College senior majoring in theatre, was named the College’s Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the Class of 2011.

A Naperville resident and formerly of Byron, Ill., she is the daughter of Jeffery and Cathy Huber of Naperville and a graduate of Byron High School.

The Outstanding Senior Woman award was presented in May at North Central’s Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that recognizes student excellence in academics and co-curricular activities.

Cardinals Repeat as Outdoor Champs

North Central College repeated as outdoor track and field champs.

Show your appreciation with certificates

Show your appreciation with certificates

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The Class of 2011 Gift Committee is selling appreciation certificates, May 31, June 1 and 2. As the school year wraps up, a great way to recognize someone who’s making a difference at North Central College is to send them an appreciation certificate. Purchase one certificate for $3 or three for $5 and write your personal note of appreciation to any faculty, staff or student. Printed certificates and notes of appreciation will be delivered during Finals Week, June 6-8.



Poetry magazine editor to deliver Commencement address

Christian Wiman
Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine, will deliver the Commencement address June 11 at North Central College’s 146th graduation ceremony.

Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine, will deliver the address June 11 at the 146th Commencement ceremony of North Central College, which is celebrating the Sesquicentennial of its founding in 1861.

Honorary degrees will be awarded to Brenda Barnes, former chief executive of Sara Lee Corporation; Roger Hruby, a business leader and entrepreneur; and Myron Wentz, a scientist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and best-selling author. Hruby and Wentz are alumni of North Central College.

North Central College unveils star-studded fine and performing arts season

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North Central College is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding with a star-studded 2011-2012 Fine & Performing Arts Sesquicentennial Season.

North Central College is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding with a star-studded 2011-2012 Fine & Performing Arts Sesquicentennial Season that features some of the world’s finest classical, jazz and contemporary artists and offers something for all audiences to enjoy.

Yo-Yo Ma, The Beach Boys, Herbie Hancock, Bernadette Peters, Jim Brickman, Charlie Daniels Band, Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, The Manhattan Transfer and Celtic Woman are among the world-renowned artists coming to Naperville during North Central College’s most astounding season to date.

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