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Brandi Balensiefen earns Outstanding Major in Psychology Award

Brandi Balensiefen
Brandi Balensiefen was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Brandi Balensiefen was honored with the Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Balensiefen is a graduating senior at North Central College and has been accepted to a graduate program in international relations and human resources at the University of Illinois.

Faculty adapt Shakespeare’s comedy set in the 1590s to American culture in the 1950s

North Central College students to stage William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” a renaissance romp with a 1950’s twist Jan. 7-10.

North Central College students will stage William Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” a renaissance romp with a 1950’s twist Jan. 7-10.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7-10 in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and seniors; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College senior directs “Wasteland” set during the Vietnam War

Brody Long '19 and director Sean Michael Mohler '16
Sean Michael Mohler ’16 directs his rendition of “Wasteland,” a suspenseful drama about two U.S. soldiers held captive underground during the Vietnam War.

North Central College features the direction of senior Sean Michael Mohler Oct. 21, 22 and 24 in his rendition of “Wasteland,” a play by Susan Felder about two U.S. prisoners during the Vietnam War.

Three performances of “Wasteland” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 22 and 24 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Meghan Pickett

For Meghan, the choice to pursue psychology was simple.

“I’ve always been intrigued by people—their histories, motivations, ambitions and ability to make or break relationships.”

Meghan is taking her fascination to the next level by pursuing a Ph.D. in industrial organizational psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She hopes to use her psychology training to research and advocate for organizational satisfaction within large companies or the government.

By taking advantage of different opportunities, Meghan discovered where she fit in psychology. On campus, she worked as a peer health educator at Dyson Wellness Center—the College’s clinic providing counseling and medical services—and completed a Richter Grant, which funded her research in Scotland.

Meghan credits much of her success to the guidance and support of the College faculty.

“My professors were more than willing to throw challenges my way, present opportunities and open my eyes to potential career paths. The faculty was by far the most memorable aspect of my education.”

“Along with hard work and drive, there are mentors to rely on and countless opportunities to take advantage of at North Central.” 

Meghan Pickett earns Outstanding Major in Psychology Award

Meghan Pickett ’15
Meghan Pickett ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Meghan Pickett ’15, daughter of Lawrence and Julie Pickett of Macomb, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Meghan graduated in June from North Central College with a major in psychology and minor in leadership. She is a graduate of Macomb High School.

Brett Bush earns Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award

Brett Bush ’15
Brett Bush ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Brett Bush ’15, son of Timothy and Molly Bush of Clarendon Hills, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Brett graduated in June from North Central with a major in computer science and minor in psychology. He is a graduate of Benet Academy.  

Taeopae Wetterman earns Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award

Taeopae Wetterman ’15
Taeopae Wetterman ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Taeopae Wetterman ’15, daughter of Steven and Cindy Wetterman of Bartlett, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Taeopae graduated from North Central in June, majoring in athletic training with a minor in psychology. She is a graduate of Bartlett High School.

Student exhibit showcases paintings, sculptures, drawings through Nov. 1

North Central College presents the two-person, student exhibit “Apparitions,” featuring the artwork of sophomores Kat Kazmierski and Alex Peters.

North Central College presents the two-person, student exhibit “Apparitions,” featuring paintings, sculptures and drawings of sophomores Kat Kazmierski and Alex Peters Oct. 2 through Nov. 1.

The free exhibit is on display in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. An artist’s reception will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11, in the gallery; light refreshments will be served.

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of first-year students

First-years cheer at a pep rally Sept. 9
North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

“The Class of 2019 is truly an impressive result in a competitive recruiting marketplace,” says North Central College President Troy Hammond.

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