North Central College - Naperville, IL

Brian Failing earns Outstanding Human Thought & Behavior Division Award

Brian Failing was awarded the Outstanding Human Thought and Behavior Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Brian Failing, son of Michael and Christine Failing of Lisle, was awarded the Outstanding Human Thought and Behavior Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Brian is double majoring in history and urban and suburban studies at North Central College. He is a graduate of Naperville North High School.

Abel Sanchez earns Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award

Abel Sanchez
Abel Sanchez was awarded the Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Abel Sanchez, son of Miguel Sanchez of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Abel is majoring in Spanish and in secondary education at North Central College. He is a graduate of East Aurora High School and, starting in the fall, will teach Spanish at West Aurora High School.

Jacqueline Niemeyer earns Outstanding Major in Elementary Education Award

Jacqueline Niemeyer
Jacqueline Niemeyer was awarded the Outstanding Major in Elementary Education Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Jacqueline Niemeyer, daughter of James and Regina Niemeyer of Mokena, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Elementary Education Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Jacqueline is majoring in elementary education at North Central College. She is a graduate of Lincoln Way North High School.

Alana Shuma earns Outstanding Major in History Award

Alana Shuma
Alana Shuma was awarded the James Henry Breasted 1890 Outstanding Major in History Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Alana Shuma of Aurora was awarded the James Henry Breasted 1890 Outstanding Major in History Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Alana is majoring in history with a minor in art history at North Central College. She is a graduate of Warren T. White High School.

Michael Holler earns Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award

Michael Holler
Michael Holler was awarded the Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Michael Holler, son of James and Teresa Holler of Plainfield was awarded the Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Michael is majoring in computer science at North Central College. He has accepted an offer to work full time with PhysIQ after graduation. He is a graduate of Plainfield South High School.

Margaret Wojkowski earns Outstanding Major in Chemistry Award

Margaret Wojkowski
Margaret Wojkowski was awarded the Outstanding Major in Chemistry Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Margaret Wojkowski of Roselle was awarded the Outstanding Major in Chemistry Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Margaret is majoring in chemistry at North Central College. She is a graduate of East Leyden High School. She has worked as a paralegal and received several acceptances to law school before deciding to pursue her law degree with an emphasis on intellectual property at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law after graduation.

Her name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.

Margaret Wieczorek earns two awards at 2014 Honors Convocation

Margaret Wieczorek
Margaret Wieczorek won two North Central College awards, Outstanding Major in Mathematics and the Outstanding Student in the Division of Science.

Margaret Wieczorek, daughter of Daniel and Patricia Wieczorek of Peru, received two awards—the Outstanding Major in Mathematics and the Outstanding Student in the Division of Science—during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Margaret is majoring in mathematics and in French. She will be pursuing her Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Tennessee in the fall. She is a graduate of LaSalle-Peru Township High School.

Kelsey VandenBerg earns Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award

Kelsey VandenBerg
Kelsey VandenBerg was awarded the Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Kelsey VandenBerg, daughter of Susan Murphy and the late Ronald VandenBerg of Davenport, Iowa, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College.

Kelsey, a senior, is majoring in biochemistry at North Central. She will be pursuing a master of science in global health at the University of Notre Dame in the fall. She is a graduate of Davenport Central High School.

Local media features North Central’s food composting program

The Daily Herald published front-page feature and online video, photos and article about North Central College’s successful food composting program.

North Central College’s food composting program in Kaufman Dining Hall and The Cage was featured on the front page of the June 11 Daily Herald and online with video, photos and article. The video features North Central’s program, exclusively, and emphasizes its success because of the involvement and enthusiastic support by North Central College students.

Kelly Rasmussen earns Outstanding Major in English Award

Kelly Rasmussen
Kelly Rasmussen was awarded the Outstanding Major in English Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Kelly Rasmussen, daughter of Lyle and Mimi Rasmussen of Rockton, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Kelly is a double major in English: writing and Spanish at North Central College. She is a graduate of Hononegah Community High School.