North Central College - Naperville, IL

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

Artist, instructor Matthew Litteken exhibits his artwork at campus gallery

North Central College will showcase a collection of paintings and artwork by Matthew Litteken in the exhibit “And, And & And” Dec. 14-Feb. 5.

North Central College will showcase a collection of artwork by Matthew Litteken in the exhibit titled “And, And & And” Dec. 14 through Feb. 5.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central receives award for achieving environmental goals

Professor Martha Bohrer accepted bronze award
North Central College has been recognized as a bronze-level institution for its commitment to sustainability through Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College has been recognized as a bronze-level institution for its commitment to adopting and fulfilling environmental goals through the Illinois Campus Sustainability Compact.

North Central College showcases work by Chicago artist Dec. 12-Feb. 1

Multimedia artist Carrie Ann Schumacher presents “Build Her a Myth,” an exhibit featuring sculpture-like, intricate dresses constructed from book pages.

North Central College will showcase a collection of couture dresses by Chicago multimedia artist Carrie Ann Schumacher Dec. 12 through Feb. 1.

The exhibit, titled “Build Her a Myth,” is free and open to the public in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12; complimentary refreshments will be served.

Mock Trial team, individual students win awards in early contest

North Central College’s Mock Trial team wins third-place trophy at the annual Bradley University Mock Trial Invitational, three students win top awards.

North Central College’s Mock Trial team defeated 13 other teams to win a third-place trophy at the annual Bradley University Mock Trial Invitational, held Oct. 25-26.

North Central College student ensembles perform during choral directors conference

Women's Chorale
North Central College student ensembles performed during a fall conference of the Illinois chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (IL-ACDA).

North Central College student ensembles performed in the College’s acoustically stunning Wentz Concert Hall during a fall conference of the Illinois chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (IL-ACDA).

Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels showcase their photography

"Integrity" by Jan Wessels
North Central College presents a collaborative photography series titled “Another Light” by Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels through Dec. 11.

North Central College will showcase a collaborative photography series, titled “Another Light,” by Darlene Poloniak and Jan Wessels Oct. 29-Dec. 11.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. An artist reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9; complimentary refreshments will be served.

North Central honors Jeffrey Swallow ’94 with Outstanding Alumni Award

Jeffrey Swallow ’94, 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor 1994 alumnus and corporate leader Jeffrey Swallow with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming Reunion Oct. 18.

North Central College is honoring Naperville resident Jeffrey “Jeff” Swallow with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Swallow and four others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Reunion Celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

North Central recognizes Wade Hicks, Ph.D., with alumni award

Wade Hicks, Ph.D., 2014 Alumni Recognition Award
North Central College is honoring scientist Wade Hicks, Ph.D., of Framingham, Mass., with an Alumni Recognition Award during Homecoming.

North Central College is honoring scientist Wade Hicks of Framingham, Mass., with an Alumni Recognition Award during Homecoming.

Hicks and four others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Reunion Celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

North Central College’s Alumni Recognition Award is given to a recent graduate who has excelled in his or her field in a leadership capacity.

North Central honors William Gossell ’54 with Outstanding Alumni Award

William Gossell '54, 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor 1954 alumnus Major General William Gossell with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming Reunion Oct. 18.

North Central College is honoring Major General William Gossell of Farmers Branch, Texas, with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Gossell and four others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Reunion Celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

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