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Alumna discovers her radio fellowship has a North Central connection

Laurel White ’10
Journalism major Laurel White ’10 is named Lee Ester News Fellow at Wisconsin Public Radio, a position named for a College alumnus.

Laurel White ’10 always thought of herself as a “print” person, so she spent her years at North Central climbing the editorial ladder of the student-run newspaper, The Chronicle, and squeezing in a term as a DJ at WONC-FM 89.1.

Gems publishes various works about sports history and gives talk

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, has published two essays and two articles, an e-book and presented this summer.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, recently published two essays, an e-book, two articles and gave a presentation in Copenhagen.

His two essays, titled “The Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1865-1920” and “Historians Take on Ethnicity, Race, and Sport,” were published in “Companion to American Sport History,” edited by Steven A. Riess and published by Wiley Blackwell.

Student meets reporting legends at Hispanic journalist convention

John Quiñones, ABC news correspondent, Eduardo Sanchez Beltran ’16
Eduardo Sanchez Beltran ’16 was student reporter at National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention, wrote for website, met media leaders.

For North Central College student Eduardo Sanchez Beltran ’16, his future as a journalist starts now.

Distinguished professionals share expertise with North Central graduate programs

North Central College’s new MBA/MIBA Advisory Board features 15 distinguished business professionals.

Entrepreneurs who have founded their own companies, senior leaders with major corporations and North Central College alumni are sharing their expertise to benefit the College’s graduate programs.

A new, 15-member Advisory Board has formed to advocate for the College’s master of business administration (MBA) and master of international business administration (MIBA) programs.

Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16 uncovers the hidden costs of the World Cup

World Cup
Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16 traveled to Brazil, where he explored public opinion regarding the economic impact of the World Cup.

Every kick, header and “GOOOAAAALLLLLLLL” of soccer’s 2014 World Cup came with a hefty price tag—but was it worth it? That question prompted Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16 to fly to Brazil and speak with those footing the bill for the international event.

North Central College alumnus named principal of Oswego junior high school

James Martin, a 1981 graduate of North Central College, is the new principal of Plank Junior High School in Oswego.

James Martin, a 1981 graduate of North Central College, is the new principal of Plank Junior High School in Oswego.

Students present new and ongoing research during summer program

Alexis Gramera ’15 presents poster of her summer research
North Central College students gain independence, experience, know-how conducting research with faculty during the Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium.

Some 55 North Central College students with mentoring oversight by 23 faculty members met for eight weeks this summer on campus to conduct new and ongoing research and scholarship. Their work spanned all academic divisions, ranging from biology to history and Chinese to psychology and more. Summer undergraduate research grants by the College supported stipends for nearly half the students.

Carballo gives talk at CIC/Walmart Foundation Symposium

Julie Carballo, director of First Generation Programs and Teach First
Julie Carballo, North Central College director of First Generation Programs and Teach First, presented at symposium on first-generation college students.

Julie Carballo, North Central College director of First Generation Programs and Teach First, was a presenter at the Council of Independent Colleges(CIC)/Walmart Foundation Symposium on First-Generation College Students held July 7-9 in Baltimore.

Ole Miss hires North Central College alumnus as assistant track and field coach

The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) has hired North Central College alumnus Rafael “Ray” Williams as an assistant coach for its track and field program.

The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) has hired North Central College alumnus Rafael “Ray” Williams '95 as an assistant coach for its track and field program specializing in sprints, hurdles and relays.

Williams was head coach of the track and field and cross country programs at Lincoln University in Oxford, Penn., from 2010 to 2014.

North Central College alumnus Satyan Devadoss earns mathematics teaching award

Satyan Devadoss '93 has earned a Mathematical Association of America award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.

Satyan Devadoss, Ph.D., who earned his undergraduate degree in mathematics at North Central College in 1993, has earned the Mathematical Association of America’s (MAA) 2014 Northeastern Section Award (NES) for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.