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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.

North Central College celebrated Commencement with record number of graduates

North Central’s 150th Commencement celebrated a record 836 graduates, with presentations of special awards and address by President Emeritus Hal Wilde.

North Central College’s 150th Commencement celebration on June 13 featured many highlights. Among them were 836 students who received degrees, with 100 earning master’s degrees and a record 736 receiving bachelor’s degrees, including a record 41 who completed the College Scholars Honors Program.  

North Central students achieve Dean’s List honors for spring term

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2015 spring term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2015 spring term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0=A) for the term, be enrolled as full-time students and have no grades of incomplete (I) or in progress (PR).

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for spring term:

Bethlehem Abdissa
Heather Accettura
Connor Adams
Madison Adamski
Bilal Adra
Maya Adra
Athina Ajazi
Asma Al-Odaini
Emily Alaimo
Julie Albright

Passionate about math, William Noland ’17 accepted by two prestigious programs

William Noland ’17
A triple major, William Noland ’17 chosen for summer Research Experience for Undergraduates and fall term Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters program.

From his first steps on campus, William Noland ’17 pursued his passion for mathematics and preparation for a Ph.D. and career goal in academics, either teaching or research. Now that focus has led to two selective research opportunities.

“Knowing I wanted to get into a good graduate school for math, I’ve looked for opportunities to prepare myself the best way possible,” said Noland. Majoring in applied mathematics, mathematics and economics, he was homeschooled prior to North Central.

Alvarez-Clare publishes paper in open access research journal

Silvia Alvarez-Clare, assistant professor of biology
Silvia Alvarez-Clare, North Central College assistant professor of biology, coauthors and publishes paper on fertilization experiment in Costa Rican rainforest.

Silvia Alvarez-Clare, North Central College assistant professor of biology, coauthored a paper, titled “Do Foliar, Litter, and Root Nitrogen and Phosphorus Concentrations Reflect Nutrient Limitation in a Lowland Tropical Wet Forest?” It was published in April in PLOS ONE, a multidisciplinary open access journal that features reports of original research from all disciplines within science and medicine.

Bracarense accepted to research fellowship at Duke University

Natália Bracarense, assistant professor of economics
Natália Bracarense, North Central College assistant professor of economics, was accepted to Fellowship Program at Center for the History of Political Economy.

Natália Bracarense, North Central College assistant professor of economics, was accepted to Duke University’s Fellowship Program at the Center for the History of Political Economy. She will reside at Duke during fall term 2016 to pursue her research project—a historical appraisal of economic theories on distribution and how they affected economic policies in Latin America.  

Illinois CPA Society honors associate professor David Gray with Outstanding Educator Award

The Illinois CPA Society honored North Central College associate professor of accounting David Gray with its 2015 Outstanding Educator Award.

The Illinois CPA Society has honored North Central College associate professor of accounting David Gray with its 2015 Outstanding Educator Award.

The award recognizes an Illinois educator at a community college, college or university who excels in leadership and teaching and who makes continuous and outstanding contributions to accounting education in the state. Gray accepted the award June 10.

Martinez coauthored and published a paper in research journal

Marco V. Martinez, assistant professor of mathematics
Marco V. Martinez, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, published a paper in a journal of the American Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

Marco V. Martinez, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics, coauthored a paper that has been published in Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems (DCDS) – Series B, a research journal of the American Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

The DCDS-B is focused on the interdisciplinary interactions between mathematical modeling, analysis and scientific computations and covers chemical, engineering, physical and life sciences.

Dr. Harold R. Wilde to deliver Commencement address at North Central College

Dr. Harold R. Wilde, President Emeritus and Life Trustee of North Central College, will deliver the address at the College’s 150th Commencement June 13.

Commencement Information

North Central College's Commencement ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 13, in the College's Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St. Tickets are not required but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so guests are encouraged to arrive early; doors open at 8:30 a.m. for guest seating. The academic procession begins at 9:40 a.m. Visit northcentralcollege.edu/commencement to learn more.

Commencement Address

Community actors star in two rarely performed Gilbert & Sullivan works

North Central College’s Summer Light Opera presents the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas “Utopia, Limited” and “The Grand Duke” in June.

North Central College’s Summer Light Opera presents the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas “Utopia, Limited” and “The Grand Duke” in June.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. June 19-20 and 26-27 and at 2 p.m. June 21 and 28 in North Central’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $18/adults and $12/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

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