North Central College - Naperville, IL
Elementary education major, Leadership minor

For Elizabeth—an aspiring teacher—there are major benefits to earning a minor in leadership at North Central College.

“Aside from parents, family and other caregivers, children look to their teachers to understand their role and purpose in society,” she says. “I want to lead my students to understand the power behind education and realize their ability to create change.”

Elizabeth is president of the Blue Key Honor Society and is active in numerous other extracurricular organizations devoted to education and academics. She’s gone on six service trips and spent countless hours performing community service.

“Serving others is huge component of global citizenry and diversity. I want my students to consider the world around them and constantly strive to improve themselves,” she says.

Elizabeth started out at a larger university before transferring to North Central to escape crowded, impersonal lecture halls.

“The classes here are small, and the learning and teaching are tailored to students,” she says. “I’ve been able to define myself as a leader.”