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Students win 14 awards for North Central in international broadcast competition

WONC-FM 89.1 takes home three first-place trophies for Best Station Promo, Best Station Contest/Promotional Event and Best Promotions Director.

Student broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, have added 14 new awards to the station’s trophy case. They earned three first-place awards and 11 other finalist titles at the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) International Conference held March 5 in New York City.

North Central College computer science students place second in field of 12 teams

Chase Smith ’16, Godfrey Muganda, Cornelius Donley ’16, Landon Petzold ’17
Computer science students continued their tradition of excellence at the 2016 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area computer programming competition.

A team of computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2016 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) computer programming competition held Feb. 20 at Elmhurst College.

North Central accounting students begin new partnership with Center for Economic Progress

Eleven student volunteers, trained and certified through the IRS, help low-income individuals and families in Aurora file their tax returns.

For the seventh consecutive year, North Central College accounting and business students are volunteering to help low-income community members file tax returns. This year, they entered into a new partnership with the Center for Economic Progress in Aurora. This new site can host more volunteers and yield more returns—approximately 1,000 returns.

Enactus student organization sponsors event at annual SEA Conference

Justin Wysocke ’17, Justin Ali ’16, Nikki Amundsen ’16
North Central’s Enactus hosts financial experts to speak to artists about finding the finances to start a creative business and take it to the next level.

North Central College’s Enactus student organization has been awarded a $2,100 Sam’s Club Step-up for Small Business Grant that focuses on two primary goals: mentoring a small business and educating underserved borrowers. At the end of summer 2015, Enactus students took part in competing for this yearlong grant project opportunity.

North Central journalism students mentor middle school newspaper club

A. Vito Martinez Middle School students visit North Central College to experience journalism from a college perspective.

Students in North Central College’s journalism program teamed up with budding middle school journalists to show them the ins and outs of newspaper and online production.

Staff at A. Vito Martinez Middle School reached out to Kay O’Donnell, assistant professor of journalism at North Central, to arrange for students in their newspaper club to spend a day building their reporting and writing skills with North Central students.

North Central’s Mock Trial team advances to national tournament

For the second year in a row, the North Central College Mock Trial team advances to the American Mock Trial Association Opening Round Championship Series.

For the second year in a row, the North Central College Mock Trial team will advance to the American Mock Trial Association Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS).

‘Out with the old in with the new’ theme earns Chronicle multiple awards

The Chronicle wins multiple awards, including second place for Best Website by Associated Collegiate Press & six awards by Illinois College Press Association.

North Central College’s journalism students have kicked up their skill level a few hundred notches with new print designs for the Chronicle and a user-friendly website called NCClinked.com. Their hard work in developing a new face for the student news operation hasn’t gone unnoticed in the journalism world.

Costume designer Brianna Perry ’16 puts new theatrical design & technology major in action

Brianna Perry ’16
Brianna Perry ’16, a double major in musical theatre and technical theatre and design, is costumer designer for the senior musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Brianna “Bri” Perry ’16 loves designing, both inside and outside the classroom. As she prepares for a career in professional theatre, Perry is pairing her academic work with her involvement in the technical crew for the senior production, “Little Shop of Horrors.”

North Central College senior wins national leadership award at Blue Key Honor Society conference

Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16/M ’17
A five-year master leadership studies student, Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16 was awarded the Gregory Lee Smith Exemplary Blue Key Member Award and scholarship.

Alyxandria “Lexy” Schwarzwalder ’16/M ’17 recently received a national award and scholarship at the National Blue Key Honor Society conference. On the academic fast track to pursuing leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, Schwarzwalder is pursuing North Central College’s five-year master leadership studies degree as part of the College's Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program. After she completes her B.A.

North Central College students make semifinals in American Marketing Association contest

A team of 22 North Central students created integrated marketing campaign for The Hershey Company, competing against 90 universities and finishing in top 16.

A team of 22 students in North Central College’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter made the top 16 as semifinalists in the AMA International Collegiate Case Competition. Students created an integrated marketing campaign for Hershey’s new Ice Breakers Cool Blasts Chews, competing against some 90 institutions, including schools like the University of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania State University and University of Iowa.

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