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John Willis earns Outstanding Major in Chemistry Award

John Willis
John Willis was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Major in Chemistry Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

John Willis was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Major in Chemistry Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Willis is a graduating senior majoring in chemistry. At North Central, Willis tutored students in chemistry and presented research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR). He also conducted summer research at the College and participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

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.

North Central College biology alumni share career advice with science students

Matt McCary '10 and Shelly Feaver '98 Shaw
Alumni pursuing careers in the sciences spoke with undergraduates about graduate school, networking and careers.

Matt McCary ’10 has some advice for current North Central College students: make the most of your time as an undergraduate.

“When I was an undergraduate I couldn’t wait to get through those four years,” McCary says. “North Central prepared me very well for graduate school, but I wish I had challenged myself even more as an undergrad.”

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.

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.

North Central student first to earn nation’s only degree in chemical microscopy

Marissa Bartz '15
When Marissa Bartz graduates in June from North Central, she’ll become the first to complete the nation’s only program offering a degree in chemical microscopy.

North Central College senior Marissa Bartz is looking forward to June when she’ll become the first to complete the nation’s only program offering a bachelor’s degree in chemical microscopy.

Paul Simon Award recognizes North Central’s comprehensive international programs

National award brings prestigious recognition to North Central’s internationalization of campus over 20 years.

North Central College is one of five institutions nationwide to receive a 2015 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.

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