North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central students gain access, networking opportunities in PR field

New Verandah course takes students behind the scenes at Chicago’s leading public relations firms, gives opportunities to network and explore career options.

“It’s all about finding a career that fits you,” said Skylar Krople ’17 after attending the Publicity Club of Chicago PR Career Day with her North Central College classmates. “I learned there are lots of opportunities to create whatever you want because the public relations industry is constantly changing.”

Addition of solar thermal panels raises College to new level of ‘green’

North Central College advances mission to introduce renewable technologies and integrate sustainability initiatives by adding solar thermal panels to New Hall.

North Central College’s mission to integrate sustainability into all facets of campus life reached another milestone this week with the installation of state-of-the-art, solar thermal panels to its newest residence hall.

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

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2015 fall term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2015 fall 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, be enrolled as full-time students and have no grades of incomplete (I) or in progress (PR).

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

Connor Adams
Bridget Adams-King
Bilal Adra
Maya Adra
Saira Ahmad
Raiha Akram
Emily Alaimo
Julie Albright
Lauren Allen
Elizabeth Alvarado

Mathematics major Jack Ryan ’16, 2015 Lincoln Laureate, will speak on national panel

Jack Ryan ’16
Jack Ryan ’16, North Central College’s 2015 Lincoln Laureate, was selected to speak on a national panel about integrated learning

Jack Ryan ’16, a College Scholar and Goldwater Honorable Mention, has been selected for two additional honors that recognize his multi-disciplinary academic work and service to the North Central College campus. In November, he was honored as the College’s 2015 Lincoln Laureate, which recognizes outstanding college seniors at four-year degree granting institutions in Illinois.

North Central stages range of holiday music, theatre shows in December

North Central College presents a celebrated lineup of holiday performances during the Christmas season in its Naperville venues.

North Central College presents a celebrated lineup of holiday performances during the Christmas season. Music ranges from jazz, brass and tunes from “Peanuts,” to vocal quartets, choirs and a full orchestra. Theatre performances feature the fanciful ballet “The Nutcracker” and a twist on the Dickens’ classic featuring Jacob Marley.

College joins other smoke- and tobacco-free campuses nationwide

North Central College adopts new smoke- and tobacco-free policy on campus, beginning Dec. 1, 2015.

Beginning December 1, 2015, North Central College will initiate its smoke- and tobacco-free policy on campus. The College will join more than 1,000 other smoke- and tobacco-free campuses nationwide.

North Central hosts series of events to honor, recognize its student veterans

Student veteran Meghan Sabaini ’15
North Central College supports its student veterans all year long and celebrates their service during Veteran and Military Student Appreciation Week.

North Central College supports its student veterans all year long and is celebrating their service to their country during Veteran and Military Student Appreciation Week as part of Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2015. The College proudly honors and recognizes its 25 student veterans and five ROTC cadets this fall by hosting a variety of events for its student veterans and the campus community.  

North Central College honors this year's outstanding alumni

Rachel Louise Snyder ’92, Joseph Mallon ’80, J.D., C.P.A., and Nathan Montgomery ’00, M.D., Ph.D., are honored for excelling in their careers and their service.

This year’s three outstanding North Central College alumni may have seemed unlikely award winners when they first came to campus as freshmen. One was a high school dropout and two came to run and be part of championship cross country and track and field teams.

Not so many years later, each one has achieved great success in their professional careers. Each is a testament to the lifelong value of a liberal arts education.

Members of North Central’s German Club mentor local high school students

German Club members
German Club students work with District 308 high schools as part of an outreach program to promote the German language and culture.

There is a lot to learn about the German culture besides “Guten tag,” wurst sausage and lederhosen. North Central College’s German Club has learned the language, researched the lifestyle and even studied abroad for the full experience.

With their knowledge and personal stories, members of the German Club have worked to create an outreach program with local high schools to encourage young students to continue taking German into their college career.

Top number of North Central students chosen by employers for interviews

Klariza Alvaran '13
Some 29 North Central students were selected for 52 actual interviews—more than any other college represented at ISCPA Fall Interview Day.

North Central College’s Office of Career Development helped students prepare for the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA) Fall Interview Day on Oct. 14. Students pursuing degrees in business, economics, actuarial science, accounting, finance and more had the opportunity to interview for jobs and internships with some 22 companies, including Ace Hardware, Allstate Insurance, Aon Corporation, Caterpillar, Deloitte, McGladrey, Sikich and many more.

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