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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

The Beach Boys
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.

Life Trustee William Abe honored by the Council of Independent Colleges

William Abe
North Central College Life Trustee William Abe was honored by the Council of Independent Colleges with its 2011 Outstanding Service Award.

North Central College Life Trustee William Abe of Naperville, a 1950 alumnus of the College, was honored by the Council of Independent Colleges with its 2011 Outstanding Service Award during the organization’s annual State Fund Members Conference on May 3.

Abe’s career in financial management and consulting spanned 58 years. He rose to the top of his profession with two of the largest brokerage firms in the country, Gruntal & Company and its merger partner, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company.

Alumnus Ron Smith’s new book chronicles “on this day” in oldies history

Ronald Smith ‘75 has written a book that provides information on events related to oldies music for every day of the year.

Ronald Smith, a 1975 alumnus of North Central College, has written a book that provides an extensive collection of information on events related to oldies music for every day of the year.

Riverwalk Gateway, Sesquicentennial Walkway to improve pedestrian access

Riverwalk Gateway
North Central College is partnering with the Naperville Riverwalk Commission and Riverwalk Foundation to improve pedestrian access and beautify the campus.

North Central College is pleased to partner with the Naperville Riverwalk Commission and Naperville Riverwalk Foundation on a project to improve pedestrian access and beautify the campus for the enjoyment of the community.

The project will enhance the College’s Riverwalk Gateway by creating a landscaped pathway along the east bank of the West Branch of the DuPage River next to Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. Brick pillars designating the area as an entrance to North Central College will be installed near Fredenhagen Park as part of the project.

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