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Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

North Central College alumnus Tom Musgrave finalist for CIO of the year award

North Central College alumnus Tom Musgrave has been named a finalist for a 2014 Georgia CIO of the Year Award.

North Central College alumnus Tom Musgrave has been named a finalist for a 2014 Georgia CIO of the Year Award.

Chief information officers and those in equivalent positions are selected based on their contributions in innovation, leadership, business value and community involvement. Winners will be announced Oct. 31 at the 16th Annual Georgia CIO of the Year Awards breakfast at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

North Central College alumnus Munesh Makhija named CTO of GE India

GE has promoted North Central College alumnus Munesh Makhija to managing director of its India Technology Center and CTO of GE India.

General Electric (GE) has promoted North Central College alumnus Munesh Makhija to managing director of its India Technology Center and named him chief technology officer (CTO) of GE India.

Makhija will be based at the John F. Welch Technology Center in Bangalore, where he will oversee GE’s India technology team of more than 5,000 engineers and scientists. The facility is GE’s first and largest integrated multidisciplinary research and development center.

Students present capstone project at Chicago programming event

North Central College computer science students served as featured speakers at a recent Open Gov Hack Night in downtown Chicago.

North Central College computer science students served as featured speakers at a recent Open Gov Hack Night in downtown Chicago. They presented a web application they had developed as part of their capstone seminar project with Caroline St. Clair, professor of computer science.  The students designed their app for Englewood Codes, an initiative that helps Chicago’s Englewood area teens learn about computer science. 

Michael Holler earns Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award

Michael Holler
Michael Holler was awarded the Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Michael Holler, son of James and Teresa Holler of Plainfield was awarded the Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Michael is majoring in computer science at North Central College. He has accepted an offer to work full time with PhysIQ after graduation. He is a graduate of Plainfield South High School.

Jordan Pilgrim earns two awards at 2014 Honors Convocation

Jordan Pilgrim
Jordan Pilgrim won two North Central College awards, the Outstanding Major in Finance and Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science.

Jordan Pilgrim, son of David and Naddene Pilgrim of Fairbury, Ill., was recognized with two awards—the Outstanding Major in Finance and the Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science—during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Jordan has a triple major in actuarial science, economics and finance with a minor in computer science at North Central College. He is a graduate of Prairie Central High School.

North Central College freshman wins scholarship in essay contest

Debra Jensen ’17
Debra Jensen ’17 wins $2,000 Buildium Build U. Scholarship for her essay, which argues the importance of shared beliefs within a company.

North Central College’s Debra Jensen ’17 won a $2,000 Buildium Build U. Scholarship for her essay, titled “The Most Qualified,” which argues the importance of shared beliefs within a company.

Registration is underway for summer school at North Central College

Undergraduate and graduate students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Students attending any college or university can enroll in summer credit courses at North Central College.

Registration is underway for a variety of undergraduate and graduate-level courses that often can be applied toward graduation requirements at a student’s home institution. Class sessions are offered in four- and eight-week terms, starting June 16. The second four-week term starts July 14.

Computer science students win first and fourth place at programming competition

Chase Smith ’15, Godfrey Muganda, Bryan Cardwell ’14
Computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2014 ACCA computer programming contest.

Two teams of computer science students from North Central College continued their tradition of excellence at the 2014 Associated Colleges of the Chicagoland Area (ACCA) computer programming competition held Feb. 22 at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais.

North Central College Math Circle engages undergrads with gifted youngsters

A new program at North Central College is challenging young minds by giving youngsters their first exposure to advanced mathematical concepts.

A new program at North Central College is challenging young minds by giving youngsters their first exposure to advanced mathematical concepts.

The program is called the Expository Engagement (E2) Math Circle, and it’s modeled after similar successful programs held across the country. The American Mathematical Association provided a $6,000 grant to fund the program.

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