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Sanchez publishes work on female pathology in 17th century Spain

Jelena Sanchez, adjunct assistant professor of Spanish
Jelena Sanchez, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of Spanish, presented her work at a conference and as an article published in a book.

Jelena Sanchez, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of Spanish, presented her work at a conference and as an article published in a book.
 
Her presentation, titled "Illness and Pregnancy: Female Agency in Lope de Vega's 'El acero de Madrid,'" focused on her work on female pathology and power in 17th century Spain. She presented it at the Revisioning Early Modern Hispanisms conference, held in February at the University of Miami.
 

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.

Drew French ’15 earns Outstanding Major in Art Award

Drew French ’15
Drew French receives the Outstanding Major in Art Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Drew French, son of Mili and Robert French of Sugar Grove, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Art during Honors Day in May at North Central College.  

A senior, Drew majored in studio art and marketing with a minor in art history at North Central College. His name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List of scholars. He is a graduate of Kaneland High School.

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.  

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