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Record number of students pass actuarial science exams

Tyler Bixby ’16
North Central College faculty helped prepare a record 11 students who passed the industry’s tough actuarial science exams, giving them a professional edge.

North Central College faculty helped prepare a record 11 students who passed actuarial exams this summer: Shane Coate ’17, Nicholas Drendel ’16, Roman Gilbert ’16 (two exams), Kenneth Hoffman ’16, Phillip Klimaitis ’18, Connor Oats ’18, Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16, Melissa Reuter ’17, Daniel Rotolo ’17, Kevin Schroeder ’16 and Nathaniel Wuthrich ’16.

Students showcase their talent in fall musical Nov. 5-8

North Central College presents its fall musical, “The Light in the Piazza,” winner of six Tony Awards in 2005, including Best Original Score by Adam Guettel.

North Central College presents its fall musical, “The Light in the Piazza,” winner of six Tony Awards in 2005, including Best Original Score by Adam Guettel.  

Four performances of “The Light in the Piazza” will be presented at 8 p.m. Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-7 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 8 in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and seniors; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

Keating is expert historian in Chicago public radio segment about suburbs

Ann Durkin Keating, Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History
Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, is interviewed in WBEZ’s “Curious City” story about Chicago suburbs.

Ann Durkin Keating, North Central College Dr. C. Frederick Toenniges Professor of History, is the expert historian in a WBEZ-FM 91.5 “Curious City” segment titled “Don't believe the height! Why Chicago suburb names flat out lie about their elevation.” Click here to hear the audio (she begins at the 3:48 minute-mark) and read the story.

Gems presents, publishes, travels worldwide to share expertise on sport

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, has presented worldwide, published articles and more in recent months.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, has served as guest speaker at various conferences, given interviews, published articles and more in recent months.

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.

North Central College graduates pursue careers in cutting-edge nanotechnology field

Chris Boffa ’15 and Abby Hooper ’08
Three recent graduates are pursuing careers in the cutting-edge field of nanotechnology research, and one has secured three patents.

Landing a position in research in the cutting-edge field of nanotechnology may seem like an unattainable dream job for many graduates right out of college. But for North Central College alumni, it’s becoming a bit of business as usual.

Three Cardinal alumni—Abby Hooper ’08, Chris Boffa ’15 and Daisy Lauriano ’15—are working at Nanophase Technologies Corporation. The Romeoville, Ill.-based company grew out of Argonne National Laboratory in 1989, where some of the earliest research in the nanotech space was taking place.

Rebecca Heinen earns two awards at the 2015 Honors Convocation

Rebecca Heinen ’15
Rebecca Heinen ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Mathematics and the Outstanding Student in Science awards at North Central College.

Rebecca Heinen ’15, daughter of Christine Heinen of Sparta, Ill., was honored with two awards during Honors Day in May at North Central College. They include the Outstanding Major in Mathematics and the Outstanding Student in the Division of Science awards.

Rebecca graduated in June from North Central College with majors in mathematics and economics. She is a graduate of Sparta High School.

At North Central, Rebecca was a member of the College Scholars Honors Program and conducted research for an honors thesis. Her name regularly appeared on the Dean’s List of scholars.

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.

Laura Olejniczak earns Outstanding Major in Applied Mathematics Award

Laura Olejniczak ’15
Laura Olejniczak ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Applied Mathematics Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Laura Olejniczak ’15, of Lemont, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Applied Mathematics Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Laura graduated in June from North Central College with a major in applied mathematics and minor in economics. She is a graduate of Lemont Township High School.

Jane McCullough earns Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award

Jane McCullough ’15
Jane McCullough ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Jane McCullough ’15, daughter of Joseph and Sheila McCullough of Bloomington, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Jane graduated in June from North Central College with a major in biochemistry and minor in Spanish. She is a graduate of University High School.

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