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North Central College graduate named Fulbright Scholar

Parker Gadbois, a 2009 graduate of North Central College, has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will teach English in Taiwan.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

April 30, 2010—Parker Gadbois, a 2009 graduate of North Central College, has been named a Fulbright Scholar and will teach English in Taiwan.

Gadbois was awarded a highly prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Award for 2010-2011. He begins his 11-month assignment on Aug. 1 and will receive $30,000 of support and additional funds for language study.

College psychologist leads research to prevent bullying in schools

A licensed clinical psychologist at North Central College conducts research with a school district to assess bullying issues of students in grades K-12.

Keith Avery, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at North Central College, is conducting research with a Chicago area school district to assess bullying issues, school climate and the social and emotional development of students in grades K-12. Working with administrators at Kenilworth School District 38 in Illinois, he is assessing 400 K-8th grade students and the staff and faculty regarding bullying behavior, school climate issues, and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as required by Illinois State Law Public Act 93-0495.

Exhibit highlights work of North Central alumnus, Indiana Jones inspiration

The work of James Henry Breasted, an 1890 alumnus of the College, is being honored with an exhibit at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307, tjslowik@noctrl.edu

March 17, 2010—The work of James Henry Breasted, an 1890 alumnus of North Central College in Naperville, is being honored with an exhibit at the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago through Aug. 31.

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.

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.

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.


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