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McKenna Sheridan

McKenna found that North Central’s dance program let her continue her lifelong love of dancing while majoring in finance and economics. “I might decide later to teach a dance class for fun; dance will be part of who I am. Students in my classes have ranged from dancing their whole lives, like me, to never dancing before. The dance program caters to students with all different backgrounds but also has a strong emphasis on musical theatre dancing.”  

McKenna was also looking for an enthusiastic staff, beautiful campus, dedication to excellent educational programs and a school that was warm and inviting, adding that North Central has definitely become her home. “And North Central’s small class sizes and caring professors have really provided the perfect environment for me.”

McKenna also wanted the ability to participate in musical theatre productions on campus and study abroad in Ireland. “It’s always been a lifelong dream of mine to go to Ireland. North Central is giving me this incredible opportunity I would not have had otherwise.”

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

Academic conference showcases scholarly pursuits of North Central College faculty

President Wilde delivers the keynote at the Excellence in Scholarship conference
A conference showcased the scholarly work of North Central professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing and creating artwork.

A North Central College conference showcased the scholarly work of professors, whose academic pursuits include conducting research, writing fiction and nonfiction and creating works of art.

“A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship” on Sept. 4 featured panel discussions, poster presentations and sessions during which nearly 40 faculty members shared stories and findings of their independent scholarly work.

North Central College nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013

North Central College is being nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013.

North Central College is being nationally recognized as a College of Distinction for 2012-2013.

Colleges of Distinction is a college guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admissions professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: student engagement in the educational process, great teaching, vibrant learning communities and successful outcomes.

Community invited to North Central College faculty scholarship conference Sept. 4

Community members are invited to "A Promising Start: Excellence in Scholarship," a Sept. 4 academic conference at North Central College.

Community members are invited to hear faculty members discuss recent books they’ve authored, present findings of their scholarly research and talk about partnerships with local organizations during an academic conference Sept. 4 at North Central College.

Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2013

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is among a select group of institutions nationwide highlighted by The Princeton Review in “The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is based on the Princeton Review’s surveys of 122,000 college students. The Princeton Review began surveying college students and publishing its findings in 1992.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Jessica Brewster receives academic award for her work in art

Jessica Brewster
Jessica Brewster of Sleepy Hollow was awarded the 2012 Diane Duvigneaud Senior Art Award at North Central College.

Jessica Brewster of Sleepy Hollow, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Diane Duvigneaud Senior Art Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College. This award is presented to a North Central student who demonstrates exceptional growth and creativity in art.

Brewster is a senior majoring in studio art with minors in dance and English at North Central College. She is the daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Brewster and a 2008 graduate of St. Edward Central Catholic High School in Elgin.

Exhibit features artwork by three North Central College students through April 30

Artwork by three North Central College students is featured in the exhibit “No Common Cense” through April 30.

Artwork by three North Central College students is featured in the exhibit “No Common Cense” through April 30.

The exhibit is free, open to the public and on display in the Meiley-Swallow Hall Gallery, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Students Jessica Brewster, Robin Gadient and Giuseppe Pellicano will greet visitors during an artists’ reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 13; complimentary refreshments will be served.
 

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