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King Elementary students learn about North Central during school’s College Day

First-graders at Irene King Elementary School in Romeoville learned about North Central during the school’s College Spirit Day Oct. 4.

Students in Carol Kostelny’s first-grade classroom at Irene King Elementary School in Romeoville learned about North Central College during the school’s College Spirit Day Oct. 4.

Classrooms in the Valley View School District school “adopt” a college or university and learn about that institution as a way of encouraging college readiness. Educators are introducing younger children to higher education to get them thinking about college early, so they can plan their studies accordingly and graduate high school prepared to pursue their academic careers.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of students

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students. Enrollment this fall includes a record number of international students and increased representation of out-of-state students and veterans.

WONC student broadcasters claim eight trophies at state contest

Oliver Hall, home of WONC-FM 89.1
Several student broadcasters representing WONC-FM won eight student Silver Dome Awards—three are first-place—from Illinois Broadcasters Association.

Several student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run station, attended the annual Illinois Broadcasters Association (IBA) 2013 Student Silver Dome Awards, held Sept. 13 at Illinois State University in Normal.

WONC had received eight nominations in the state contest and took home eight awards, claiming three first-place, three second-place and two third-place trophies. Illinois colleges and universities of all sizes with radio/TV programs are eligible to compete.

North Central College offering Teacher Leader master’s of education degree, endorsement

North Central College is offering a new Teacher Leader program leading to a master’s degree in education or state endorsement for educators.

North Central College is offering a new Teacher Leader program leading to a master’s degree in education or state endorsement for educators.

The Teacher Leader degree or endorsement is designed for teachers who have a professional education license and want to pursue additional leadership training and responsibilities. Educators who earn a Teacher Leader degree or endorsement may pursue positions as a mentor or coach, lead curriculum standards committees, serve as department or grade-level chairs, lead school improvement initiatives and serve on school leadership teams.

Alumni return to send off Martinez

The 2013 Concert Choir Graduation Concert on May 31 evolved into an alumni reunion event when dozens of choir and music alumni joined parents, faculty and staff for a final performance with conductor Jeordano “Pete” Martinez, now professor of music emeritus.

Bank receives professional development scholarship from career consortium

Danielle Bank ’06, career counselor
Danielle Bank ’06, North Central College career counselor, was awarded the Illinois Small College Placement Association’s Professional Development Scholarship.

Danielle Bank ’06, North Central College career counselor, was awarded the Illinois Small College Placement Association’s (ISCPA) Professional Development Scholarship. The ISCPA consortium is a group of 23 small private liberal arts colleges and universities within Illinois that leverage their combined student and alumni populations to attract outstanding employers to major recruiting events hosted by the ISCPA, such as Fall Interview Day and CareerFest.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

Alumna's family scrapbook unveils ancestors’ deep connections to North Central College

Caitlin Schlorff recently discovered a scrapbook that revealed a fourth generation of her family’s connections to North Central College.

Caitlin “Cait” Neuman ’11 Schlorff recalls the moment when a simple request by her grandmother suddenly unearthed a treasure trove of her ancestors’ deep connections to North Central College.

They were at the family’s cabin near Eagle River, Wis., when Cait’s grandmother, Bonnie Erffmeyer ’54 McLaughlin, asked her to retrieve something from a closet. That’s where Cait discovered a scrapbook created by her maternal great-grandfather.

“My grandma had me looking for a hummingbird feeder and this scrapbook was on the top shelf,” she recalls.

Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2013-2014

Forbes magazine ranks North Central College among the top 25 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities for 2013-2014.

Forbes magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2013-2014.

Forbes includes North Central College among the top 25 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 106 in the Midwest, No. 306 in the nation among private colleges and No. 456 overall.

North Central College named among top Illinois schools for return on investment

North Central College alumni earn a high return on investment (ROI) in their education, a new study shows.

North Central College alumni earn a high return on investment (ROI) in their education, a new study shows.

North Central College is named a “High ROI College” by Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online), a key resource for college affordability and financial aid information. AC Online identified Illinois colleges and universities with the greatest lifetime return on investment and ranks North Central College No. 11 among 39 institutions in the state.

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