June 3, 2011—Angie Snodgrass, a North Central College senior majoring in theatre, was named the College’s Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the Class of 2011.
A Naperville resident and formerly of Byron, Ill., she is the daughter of Jeffery and Cathy Huber of Naperville and a graduate of Byron High School.
The Outstanding Senior Woman award was presented in May at North Central’s Honors Convocation, an annual spring event that recognizes student excellence in academics and co-curricular activities.
Faculty and staff members say Snodgrass has contributed to the life and culture of North Central College in ways that will be felt for years to come. Related to her theatre major, she has served as assistant director on two faculty shows, solo directed the production “Forever Plaid” during her senior year, and performed in many productions, including the leading role of Christine in “The Phantom of the Opera.” She’s mentored and coached many fellow theatre students, maintained a stellar grade-point average and been inducted to two national honor societies, Psi Chi for psychology and Alpha Lambda Delta for first-year students.
She’s served as a new student orientation leader, student ambassador for the admission office, established the Student Legacy Ambassador program to energize fellow students about the importance of giving back to the College, and served as a math tutor and on service trips to Bogota, Colombia, and areas closer to home.
One nominator said, “There are very few students I have worked with that display the maturity, confidence, compassion and drive for excellence in the way Angie does daily.”
A faculty member said, “She easily stands out as one of the best, most articulate, highly motivated students I’ve ever worked with at the college level.” A staff member said, “Beyond her involvement and achievement, Angie is one of the most kind, mature, joyful, humble and gracious students North Central has seen in recent years.”
Founded in 1861 and celebrating its Sesquicentennial in 2011, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes.