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Rosemary Forg earns Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award

Rosemary Forg was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Rosemary Forg was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Forg is a graduating senior majoring in biochemistry. She has conducted summer research at North Central College presented her research at the Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research. She also has made the dean's list for maintaining a high grade-point average.

She is a 2007 graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora.

Biochemistry, computer science major Grace Muganda earns Science Division award

Grace Muganda
Grace Muganda was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Student in the Division of Science Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Grace Muganda was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Student in the Division of Science Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Muganda is double-majoring in biochemistry and computer science. She was recently recognized for receiving an honorable mention in the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater National Scholarship program.

Biochemistry, computer science student earns Goldwater honorable mention

Grace Muganda '12, majoring in biochemistry and computer science, has earned an honorable mention in the Barry M. Goldwater National Scholarship program.

April 7, 2011—Grace Muganda says she has spent a lot of time in North Central College’s Science Center over the past four years, conducting independent research, working as a lab assistant and serving as a preceptor for various classes.

All those hours of hard work are paying dividends for Muganda, a senior double-majoring in biochemistry and computer science. She’s earned an honorable mention in the prestigious  Barry M. Goldwater National Scholarship program.

Cancer researcher returns to North Central to guest lecture science courses

Zach Pratt, a 2005 alumnus who recently completed his doctorate in cancer biology, returned to North Central to guest lecture some biology courses.

Zach Pratt hopes to combine his passion for scientific research with his knack for teaching.

Since earning his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from North Central in 2005, Pratt has completed his doctorate in cancer biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He returned to North Central in February 2011 to guest lecture some biology courses, using bacteria to teach a lesson in evolution.

Two North Central College students earn Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Kristin Rose '15, left, and Heidi Nelson '15
Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

Two students who will graduate from North Central College this year have been awarded prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA).

The latest Fulbright honors for Heidi Nelson ’15 of Carol Stream and Kristin Rose ’15 of Joliet are the 10th and 11th Fulbright awards earned by North Central College students and alumni. North Central College has been recognized as among the U.S. colleges and universities that produce the highest number of Fulbright recipients for 2014-2015 international exchanges.

Princeton Review rates North Central College among nation’s “greenest” colleges

Baily Gorey '15
North Central College is included in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

North Central College’s commitment to sustainability is being recognized with inclusion in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 353 Green Colleges: 2015 Edition.”

Goldwater Scholarship program honors two North Central College STEM majors

Two North Central College students are named Honorable Mention recipients by the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship program.

Two North Central College students, Kori Sye ’16 of Roselle, Ill., and Jack Ryan ’16 of Oswego, Ill., have been recognized by the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship program as 2015 Honorable Mention recipients. The Goldwater Scholarship is the highest national award for undergraduate science and mathematics students and aims to encourage research careers in mathematics, science and engineering.

Students and biology faculty present posters at national research conference

Jane McCullough ’15 and Thomas Halverson ’17
Jennifer Sallee, North Central College assistant professor of biology, and students presented posters at research conference by Genetics Society of America.

Jennifer Sallee, North Central College assistant professor of biology, and two students gave presentations at the 56th Annual Drosophila Research Conference hosted by the Genetics Society of America held March 4-8 in Chicago.

Sallee’s research group uses Drosophila melanogaster, fruit flies, to study how cells change their shape during embryogenesis. Currently, they are studying the formation of small hair-like structures called denticles found on the embryo’s epidermal cells.

Registration is underway for summer credit courses at North Central College

Registration is underway for summer courses at North Central, offering students from any college or university the opportunity to earn transferable credits.

Registration is underway for summer courses at North Central College, offering students from any college or university the opportunity to earn transferable credits.

A variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses may be applied toward graduation requirements at a student’s home institution. Classes begin June 15 and continue through Aug. 7.

Alumni to share grad school, career expertise with North Central College science students

Two North Central College alumni pursing careers in scientific fields will share advice and expertise with students during a talk on April 9.

Two North Central College alumni pursuing careers in scientific fields will share advice about achieving admission to graduate school and other expertise during a talk on April 9.

The public is invited to meet and hear talks by Matt McCary ’10 and Michale “Shelly” Feaver ’98 Shaw at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Admission is free.

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