North Central College - Naperville, IL

Nurturing the Inquisitive Mind

Kate Smith ’05 Pereda loves to teach science to her fifth-grade pupils in Addison, IL. During the one semester each year that she can even fit the topic into the schedule, she’s armed and ready to engage her students—several of whom want to pursue science in their futures—with valuable lessons and methods learned at North Central College.

Broadcast Talent Lands On a Big-Time Stage

 

Lindsey Theis ’07 is settling in to her new role at CNN in Atlanta, using the tools she learned while majoring in broadcast communication at North Central.

Haiti Crisis puts alumna in the spotlight

During the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, Jaclyn Mitchell ’99 served as spokesperson for the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago as part of her position as director of marketing and communications. Among her tasks was to handle a press conference at O’Hare International Airport upon the arrival of a United Airlines flight of evacuees. “It was totally amazing,” she said of a day that stretched until 4 a.m. Mitchell and her staff worked without a break for 10 days following the January 12 event.

Alum credits many successes to a liberal arts education

 

 

The interests and multi-faceted career of Gene Arnould ’69 reflect the foundation of a liberal arts education at its best. A resident of Marblehead, MA, one of the East Coast’s most picturesque coastal communities, Arnould owns an art gallery, organizes the annual Marblehead Summer Jazz concert series and enjoys delving into the Colonial history of his hometown.

North Central alumna comments on Haiti relief efforts by American Red Cross

Jackie Mitchell, a 1999 graduate of North Central College, is praising people who are helping with relief efforts in Haiti.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307

Jan. 20, 2010--Jackie Mitchell, a 1999 graduate of North Central College, is praising people who are helping with relief efforts in Haiti through her role as director of marketing and communications with the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago.

Mitchell is featured in the ABC7 News Chicago report, "More Haitian evacuees connect with U.S. loved ones." The report may be viewed at http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=7233237.

Alumni panel to discuss 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. visit

A panel of distinguished alumni discuss the 50th anniversary of the historic visit and speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the College's Naperville campus.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Jan. 12, 2010--The public is invited to hear a panel of distinguished North Central College alumni discuss the 50th anniversary of the historic visit and speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the College's Naperville campus.

Alum visit recalls North Central history

Alum visit recalls North Central history

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[caption id="attachment_1230" align="alignright" width="210" caption="Bill Wolf '56, left, tours Fine Arts Center with Brian Lynch, fine arts director"][/caption] A North Central alumnus with strong family ties to a local Methodist church returned to campus from out of state for a visit on Dec. 30. The Rev. Wilmert (Bill) Wolf Jr., a 1956 graduate of North Central, was particularly interested in seeing Meiley-Swallow Hall—the former Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church at 31 S. Ellsworth St. Bill’s father, the Rev.


Trustee directs Global Operations for Peace Corps

 North Central College alumna and Board of Trustee member, Esther Benjamin ’90, has been named associate director for Global Operations for the U.S. Peace Corps. She is responsible for managing all Peace Corps programs worldwide, which are located in more than 70 countries. All Peace Corps offices in those countries report to five regional directors, all of whom report to her. She reports to the U.S. Peace Corps director, Aaron Williams, who reports directly to President Barack Obama.

Greg Stolze M '03 wins first place in Tribune contest

Greg Stolze M '03 wins first place in Tribune contest

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Greg Stolze M ’03 won first place in the Chicago Tribune’s Great Chicago Ghost Story Contest. His entry “2122 North Clark” beat some 800 entries. Cultural critic Julia Keller said Stolze’s story is “beautifully written, and the story is told primarily through dialogue. Moreover, it's truly a Chicago ghost story. It simply couldn't be set anywhere else.


Alumnus is part of award-winning theatre production

Alumnus is part of award-winning theatre production

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At the 41st Annual Jeff Equity Awards ceremony, held Oct.


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