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Students present capstone project at Chicago programming event

North Central College computer science students served as featured speakers at a recent Open Gov Hack Night in downtown Chicago.

North Central College computer science students served as featured speakers at a recent Open Gov Hack Night in downtown Chicago. They presented a web application they had developed as part of their capstone seminar project with Caroline St. Clair, professor of computer science.  The students designed their app for Englewood Codes, an initiative that helps Chicago’s Englewood area teens learn about computer science. 

Distinguished members of the North Central community are honored at Commencement

In addition to the 815 North Central College students who received their degrees at Commencement, a highlight was the presentation of four special awards.

In addition to some 815 undergraduate and graduate students who received degrees, a highlight of North Central College’s 149th Commencement was the presentation of special awards.

North Central students achieve Dean’s List honors for spring term

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2014 spring term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2014 spring term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0=A) for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for spring term:

Bethlehem Abdissa
Heather Accettura
Jesse Adamson
Bilal Adra
Athina Ajazi
Joshua Albright
Julie Albright
Monica Alexander
Lauren Allen
Alyssa Allgood
Nathan Allumi
Natalia Anastasova

2014 graduates of North Central College receive degrees

North Central College conferred degrees on 815 students—a record 704 earned bachelor’s and 111 earned master’s degrees—at its 149th Commencement June 14.

North Central College celebrated its 149th Commencement on June 14 by conferring degrees on 815 students. Of those students, a record 704 received bachelor’s degrees and 111 earned master’s degrees. Some 108 students graduated cum laude, 62 earned magna cum laude, 21 achieved summa cum laude, and 36 students completed the College Scholars Honors Program with honors theses.

The following Class of 2014 bachelor and master degree recipients completed their programs during December 2013, March 2014 or June 2014 or will finish August 2014.

Outstanding faculty and staff are recognized for efforts during 2013-2014

North Central College recognized faculty and administrative staff for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service with Dissinger and Ruge Fellow awards.

In May, six outstanding North Central College faculty and staff for the 2013-2014 academic year received endowed Dissinger awards. Two further faculty members were honored as Ruge Fellows for their inspired teaching and dedication to students.  

North Central stages “Evita,” the political, rocking musical about Argentine’s Eva Perón

Andrea Larson-Musselman as Evita
North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the Webber and Rice musical “Evita” June 20-22, 27-29 with actors from the community.

Actors from the community will perform in North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre, featuring the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical “Evita” in June and features actors from the community.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. June 20-21 and 27-28 and at 2 p.m. June 22 and 29 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $18/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Diana Leviton Gondek presents her collection of oil paintings

North Central College showcases a collection of works by Diana Leviton Gondek in “Insight/In Sight,” June 27-Aug. 17, with Pop Art influences.

North Central College will showcase a collection of works by Diana Leviton Gondek in “Insight / In Sight.”

Her free exhibit will present a variety of oil paintings June 27-Aug. 17 in the College’s Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. The public is invited to meet the artist during a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 29, in the gallery. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Education alumna to administer principal-preparation grant for East Aurora schools

Mavis DeMar
North Central College education alumna Mavis DeMar ’79 has been named to a newly created administrative post in East Aurora School District 131.

North Central College education alumna Mavis DeMar ’79 has been named to a newly created administrative post in East Aurora School District 131.

DeMar was promoted from her position as principal of Hermes Elementary School in Aurora. In her new role she will oversee a collaborative program between East Aurora and North Central College to prepare future principals.

North Central College welcomes three new members to Board of Trustees

North Central College welcomes three new members to its Board of Trustees: Kathryn Birkett, Robin Boren and Thomas Harter Sr.

North Central College has welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees: Kathryn Birkett of Geneva and Naperville residents Robin Boren and Thomas Harter Sr.

Birkett has served as superintendent of schools for Indian Prairie School District 204 since July 2009. She retires in June after dedicating more than three decades to the district, including serving as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant deputy superintendent.

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster to deliver Commencement address at North Central College

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Illinois, will be the speaker for North Central College’s 149th Commencement June 14.

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a scientist and businessman representing the 11th Congressional District of Illinois, will be the speaker for North Central College’s 149th Commencement on June 14 and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

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