North Central College - Naperville, IL

Special awards presented during 2012 Commencement

North Central College recognized several members of the College community with awards, emerita status during its 147th Commencement exercises June 9.

North Central College recognized several members of the College community with awards and emerita status during its 147th Commencement exercises on June 9.

Walk, remember, raise funds at Relay for Life

North Central College invites members of the community to join Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society fundraising event hosted by the College April 27-28.

For the ninth year, North Central will host Relay for Life, an American Cancer Society event that gives people in communities a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and raise funds to fight the disease.

Gems completes Fulbright assignments of teaching, advising, giving lectures

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, lectured and consulted as Fulbright Senior Specialist in Sweden and Denmark.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, completed his Fulbright responsibilities from March 10 to 23 in Sweden and Denmark. At Sweden’s Malmö University, he presented a lecture on “Sport, Colonialism, and Politics in the U.S.A.” and held a seminar for Ph.D. graduate students. At the University of Copenhagen, he presented a public lecture on “Sport, Ethnicity, and the Formation of a National Identity” and taught a class on sport concussions to a sport psychology class.

North Central College earns national recognition for community service

North Central students work with World Relief to tutor youth
North Central College was again named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

North Central College has again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The 2012 Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

Students travel nationwide to serve, build, sing

2011 football team serving with Habitat in S.C.
During North Central College’s spring break, more than 100 students will travel across the country on service trips, choir tour organized by the College.

During North Central College’s spring break, March 14-25, students will travel across the country through trips organized by the College. Some 65 students will participate in a variety of service trips and another 50 will be on tour with the Concert Choir.

Rafeal "Ray" Williams '95 honored with African-American Image Award

North Central College alumnus Rafeal “Ray” Williams '95 has been honored with the African-American Male Image Award from the Knights of Peter Claver.

Feb. 28, 2012—North Central College alumnus Rafeal “Ray” Williams, class of 1995, has been honored with the African-American Male Image Award from the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary in Chicago.

“This is such an honor for me and our family, and I am humbled that the board of directors finds my contributions to society deserving of this honor,” Williams says. “This honor is a direct reflection of those around me in my development.”

Local restaurant will donate portion of Friday sales to scholarship fund

A local restaurant will donate 15 percent of its sales Friday to a scholarship fund created in honor of North Central College alumnus Shaun Wild.

A local restaurant will donate 15 percent of its sales Friday to a scholarship fund created in honor of North Central College alumnus Shaun Wild.

Buffalo Wings & Rings, located at 1279 Rickert Drive, near 75th Street in Naperville, will donate 15 percent of the entire day's sales to the Shaun Wild Memorial Scholarship fund.

Wild taught second grade at Spring Brook Elementary School in Naperville. He graduated from the College in December and died Feb. 4 during a violent incident at a Naperville establishment.

Alumna Kristy (Kunert ’95) Sandberg named to high school hall of fame

North Central College alumna Kristy (Kunert ’95) Sandberg has been inducted into the Orion High School Hall of Fame in her hometown.

North Central College alumna Kristy (Kunert ’95) Sandberg has been inducted into the Orion High School Hall of Fame in her hometown.

May 20 Switchfoot concert will be first in North Central College Res/Rec Center

Alternative rock band Switchfoot performs May 20 at North Central College.

A May 20 performance by the alternative rock band Switchfoot will be the first concert in North Central College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center. The band Bottle of Justus will open.

The Switchfoot performance will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St., Naperville. Tickets are $30; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Wynard presents at conference for health, physical education teachers

Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of health education, talks on skills-based health ed.

Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of health education, talks on skills-based health ed.

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