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North Central College education department awarded DuPage Community Foundation grant

North Central College’s education department has been awarded a DuPage Community Foundation grant to support a summer school program in Addison.

North Central College’s education department has been awarded a grant by The DuPage Community Foundation to support a summer school program in Addison.

The award will enable continuation of a program provided by North Central College education students, who gain valuable experience teaching literacy and mathematics to high-need students. The grant is part of more than $200,000 recently distributed by The DuPage Community Foundation to various organizations.

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall delivers MLK prayer breakfast address

Marshall with President Troy Hammond
NeAngela Marshall '04 with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office was keynote speaker at the College’s MLK prayer breakfast.

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall delivered an inspiring address about the power of words to students, faculty, staff and guests at the College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast Jan. 20.

Marshall graduated from North Central in 2004 with a major in organizational communication and went on to earn a law degree. She is an assistant state’s attorney in the Domestic Violence Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she handles prosecutions related to crimes of sexual violence and child abuse.

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.

Students present sculpture, ceramics, paintings, drawings through Feb. 2 in campus gallery

North Central College features the artwork of Nick Hayes ’15 and Lauren Wohlrab ’14, studio art and interactive media studies majors, in “Menagerie.”

North Central College presents a student art exhibit, featuring the work of junior Nick Hayes and senior Lauren Wohlrab, who are majoring in studio art and in interactive media studies with a focus on graphic arts.

Common, king of conscious hip-hop, keynotes North Central’s MLK Week

Common, keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Week
North Central College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week features keynote address by Grammy-winning artist and actor Common, art, music, panel and more.

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

Called the king of conscious hip-hop, Common will speak on “Greatness!” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Pfeiffer Hall. A Q&A will follow. Admission is free to North Central students, faculty and staff with a College ID. Tickets for the public are $10/person; call 630-637-7469 or visit   

North Central College continues to expand opportunities for low-income students

North Central College is strengthening its commitments to provide a high-quality, affordable and accessible higher education for all.

Providing increased funding for financial aid, continuing to grow low-income enrollment and sustaining an education program that serves high-need youths are among North Central College’s commitments to improving accessibility to higher education for all.

As President Barack Obama on Jan. 16 outlined his administration’s priorities to increase college opportunities, North Central College renewed its longstanding commitments to providing excellent, well-rounded liberal arts educations to students of all income levels.

MLK Week features Jan. 23 panel “Music as a Means of Protest”

FM Supreme, hip-hop artist
North Central College hosts panel of faculty and Chicago hip-hop artist FM Supreme in discussion about artists who use music as a means of protest.

North Central College hosts a panel discussion “Music as a Means of Protest,” featuring three North Central faculty members with hip-hop artist FM Supreme, as part of the College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Week celebration.

Seminar for military veterans about college, career development

North Central College invites veterans, members of the military and their families to educational seminar Jan. 25 cohosted with US Bank and Naperville Township.

North Central College invites members of the military, veterans and their families to an educational seminar cohosted with US Bank Naperville and Naperville Township on Jan. 25.

Winter term contemplative series begins Jan. 14

Winter term contemplative series begins Jan. 14

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North Central College’s department of religious studies invites students, faculty and staff to attend any or all of the series of events during winter term focusing on the contemplative dimension of human experience. Short presentations by practitioners from diverse traditions will be followed by contemplative exercises; participation in the exercises is entirely optional.  

The following events will take place in Smith Hall at Old Main:

Alumnus makes dream a reality by opening tennis club

Tennis pro Robin Henders ’03 opens new tennis facility in Plainfield for Five Star Tennis.

Robin Henders ’03, co-owner of Five Star Tennis, is pursuing his long-held dream of opening a tennis facility for his rapidly expanding business. Five Star Tennis has expanded with a new 40,000-square-foot indoor tennis facility in Plainfield near 119th Street and Normantown Road.