North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central College expands services to address gender-based violence

Cindy Washburn
North Central College is expanding services available to students affected by gender-based violence.

Cindy Washburn wants North Central College students to know about supportive services and intervention options available to those affected by gender-based violence.

As the College’s coordinator of a U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Grant Program, Washburn knows that sexual assaults on college campuses nationwide too often go unreported. Some estimate that only 25 percent of physical assaults, 20 percent of rapes and 50 percent of stalking cases are reported.

Senior Carlee Beth Fields directs playful Victorian play, set in modern day

Jack Morsovillo ’17 and Samantha Hess ’16
North Central College students direct and perform “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a sparkling comedy by Oscar Wilde Feb. 13-15.

North Central College students will perform “The Importance of Being Earnest,” a sparkling comedy of manners written by one of the most celebrated wits of the 19th century, Oscar Wilde.

Three performances of “The Importance of Being Earnest” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15 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

North Central among top 4 percent in accepted proposals at NCUR

Seniors Aaron Langer and Gianna Medina, NCUR presenters
North Central College will send a record 44 students to present a record 40 projects at the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

North Central College will send a record 44 students to the prestigious National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) April 3-5 at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Forty proposals submitted by these students were accepted for presentation.

Students and faculty instructor present at health and education conference

Alyssa Walters ’14, Carolyn Kerr ’15, Tammy Wynard
Alyssa Walters ’14, Carolyn Kerr ’15 and Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education, gave talk at conference.

Alyssa Walters ’14 and Carolyn Kerr ’15 joined Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of the health education and wellness programs, to present a session at the Illinois Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (IAHPERD) Conference held in St. Charles in November.

Patrick Nebl '11

Patrick Nebl won the Bowling Green State University Schipper Award for Statistics, which is awarded to one graduate student in the university’s psychology department after the first year. The student who wins must perform highly in the graduate level statistics courses, help and teach others and create a good environment in these classes.

Brit Quinn '10

Brit Quinn is director of media outreach for Maria Kaupas Center in Chicago, a faith-based organization that focuses on spirituality, education, leadership and community building. Quinn may be contacted at

Jeremy Ceja '08

Jeremy Ceja is a psychology teacher at Eisenhower High School in Blue Island, IL.

Kai Ruggeri '06

Kai Ruggeri is leading the Global Health Access Policy project, which was developed in response to reports on the rising cost of health care globally by the 2010 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Observer. Kristen Soforic ’14 was a 2013 summer intern for the project and assisted with research leadership, helping coordinate more than 50 people who collaborated on global health research. She was also involved in the development of the 2014 phase of the project and the 2013 activities, which included a mix of research, lectures and a conference.

Maureen Szweda Mann '02

Maureen Szweda Mann started her own business with Rodan and Fields, a direct sales company that specializes in skincare and anti-aging products. To learn more visit

Joy Prepejchal '02

Joy Prepejchal joined Centegra Physician Care’s medical staff as a licensed clinical psychologist. Prepejchal will see patients at Centegra’s offices in Fox Valley, Crystal Lake and Woodstock, IL. She received her doctorate in psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and completed her addictions counseling certificate at the College of DuPage.

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