North Central College - Naperville, IL

Etienne Mashuli

“The type of political science faculty at North Central is very important to me … they have diverse backgrounds and styles, rigorous intellectual environment, and a willingness to include students in their research. They want us to excel and take advantage of as many opportunities as possible.”

An international student from Rwanda, Etienne has seized many opportunities. He presented research at North Central’s undergraduate symposium, participated in Model United Nations and raised funds for a school he cofounded in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he lived after escaping the violence of Rwanda. “I had the idea we could help build peace by providing educational opportunities.”  

Etienne was selected to participate in two summer research programs at Michigan State University for students with disadvantaged backgrounds. He was also awarded a prestigious Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, which he will apply to graduate school in African Studies at Yale University. Only 30 Soros Fellows are selected annually to pursue a graduate degree in a professional field or in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.

He plans to pursue a Ph.D. and study political violence and credits North Central’s faculty for helping him at every step. "I doubt I would have attained the Soros without the close mentoring I received," he says.

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

Dean M. Frieders '01

Dean M. Frieders wrote “Foundations of Sustainable Development: Law, Regulation, and Planning,” published by the American Bar Association Publishing Division. Written for public officials, planning and development professionals, attorneys and concerned citizens, the book describes the techniques used to employ sustainable development within a community or project in an easy to understand way. He also identifies common pitfalls and methods of addressing those issues using readily available methods, such as laws and regulations, contracts and design requirements.

Adam J. Schafer '96

Adam J. Schafer was named Montana’s deputy commissioner of securities and insurance and chief of staff for Monica Lindeen, who heads the state’s oversight of the insurance and securities industries. Schafer served as executive director for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators in Washington, D.C., before returning to Montana. Schafer brings extensive experience with the Montana Legislature, having served as chief of staff and secretary for Democratic leaders in the state senate during the 2001 and 1999 legislatures.

Charles W. Pautsch '74

Charles W. Pautsch is managing partner of Arnstein & Lehr’s Milwaukee office. He’ll maintain a Chicago office to strengthen the employment services for the firm’s Chicago clients. He is the former managing partner of Jackson Lewis’ Milwaukee office and brings to Arnstein & Lehr more than 34 years of labor and employment experience. His experience includes litigating cases in federal and state courts and various federal and state administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the U.S.

George J. Picha '59

George J. Picha was inducted as a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers class of 2012 in San Antonio, TX, on March 10. The fellowship was established to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice in the field of workers’ compensation. Individuals are nominated based on convincing their peers, the bar, bench and public that they possess the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards, character, integrity, professional expertise and leadership.

Students, alums interact with political science professor at national conventions

North Central College political science professor Stephen Maynard Caliendo shared his expertise during the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

North Central College political science professor Stephen Maynard Caliendo shared his expertise with students, alumni and the press during the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

Academic conference showcases scholarly pursuits of North Central College faculty

President Wilde delivers the keynote at the Excellence in Scholarship conference
A conference showcased the scholarly work of North Central professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing and creating artwork.

A North Central College conference showcased the scholarly work of professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing fiction and nonfiction and creating works of art.

“A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship” on Sept. 4 featured panel discussions, poster presentations and sessions during which nearly 40 faculty members shared stories and findings of their independent scholarly work.

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