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Grant Swanson earns Outstanding Major in English Award

Grant Swanson, shown at Oxford University.
Grant Swanson was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Grant Swanson was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Swanson is a graduating senior majoring in English writing at North Central College. He has accepted a position with Teach for America and will be teaching children in a high-need elementary school on a Native American reservation in South Dakota. He is a graduate of Millard West High School in Omaha, Neb.

Registration begins July 6 for noncredit programs at North Central College

Registration begins July 6 for North Central College’s 2015 fall community noncredit programs covering health and wellness, professional development and more.

Registration begins July 6 for North Central College’s 2015 fall community noncredit programs. The programs are offered from September to November and cover a range of topics, including health and wellness, professional development, computer training, language education and general interest.

Whether students are age 7 or 70, every community member can find courses to enjoy.

Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian honored at Commencement for 30 years of leadership in academics

Dr. R. Devadoss Pandian receives honorary degree and emeritus status prior to his leaving North Central College

The hundreds of faculty candidates who’ve visited campus the past 20 years typically ended their interviews in the office of R. Devadoss Pandian, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty. In his fifth floor office of Old Main, they all learned about his passion for teaching—and the No. 1 qualification for working at North Central College.

“You have to teach to every student in the class and in a class of 30 or 35 students, that’s not a small thing,” says Pandian, describing the qualities of a great teacher.

Elaine Cannell ’15 earns Outstanding Major in English Studies Award

Elaine Cannell ’15
Elaine Cannell received the Outstanding Major in English Studies Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Elaine Cannell ’15, daughter of Robert and Laura Cannell of Kansas City, Mo., received the Outstanding Major in English Studies Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

A senior, Elaine majored in English literature and English writing at North Central College. She is a graduate of Kaneland High School in Maple Park, Ill.

David Sutton ’15 earns Outstanding Major in Journalism Award

David Sutton ’15
David Sutton was awarded the Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

David Sutton, son of John and Yvonne Sutton of Oswego, received the Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

A senior, David majored in English: print journalism at North Central College. A transfer student, his name regularly appeared on the Dean’s List of scholars. He is a graduate of Plainfield Central High School.

Students and faculty participate in German immersion conference

Karin Duncker-Hoffmann, lecturer in English and German
North Central College students attended and faculty member Karin Duncker-Hoffmann presented at the Northern Illinois College Immersion Day of German.

Nine North Central College students participated in the third annual Northern Illinois College Immersion Day of German April 18 hosted by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). More than 150 students and instructors of German from the area attended the event at College of DuPage.

Karin Duncker-Hoffmann, North Central College lecturer in English and German, helped organize and present at the conference.

North Central College receives grant from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education

In receiving a NetVUE program development grant, North Central College expands existing vocational exploration opportunities and training for students.

Vocational exploration and making a difference in our world are central components of a program development grant North Central College received from the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE).

The two-year grant gives North Central College an opportunity to enhance, expand, strengthen and unify existing programs related to the exploration of vocation. Students will have more opportunities to explore educational experiences to help them discover their vocational interests. They also will gain skills to realize that vocation.

Graduate student, alumnus selected for prestigious Prague Summer Program

Rebecca Samson ’12/M ’15 has been selected for a Prague Summer Program, a one-month creative-writing residency in the Czech Republic.

Rebecca Samson ’12/M ’15 has been selected for a prestigious Prague Summer Program, a one-month creative-writing residency in the Czech Republic.

Samson also was awarded one of a few competitive Vaclav Havel scholarships. Samson studied German as an undergraduate and is completing a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) in the Writing, Editing and Publishing track.

She grew up in a Czech household and her passion for Czech history and culture was strengthened after a family trip to Prague in 2011.

North Central College student earns finalist award in New York Times essay contest

North Central College’s Adam Lundquist ’16 had an essay published in The New York Times as one of four finalists in a writing contest for college students.

North Central College junior Adam Lundquist earned one of four finalist titles in a nationwide New York Times college essay contest.

“Modern Love,” a popular weekly series of reader-submitted essays that explore the joys and tribulations of love, asked college students to submit personal stories of modern love for the opportunity to have their work published in the newspaper.

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