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North Central College alumnus named vice president at Nebraska Wesleyan University

North Central College alumnus Bill Motzer has been named vice president for enrollment management at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb.

North Central College alumnus Bill Motzer has been named vice president for enrollment management at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, Neb.

He will lead the university’s enrollment planning, admissions, financial aid, retention, and marketing and communications efforts.

North Central College Teach First program inspires future educators

Abel Sanchez and Guadalupe Gallardo Escobedo
A North Central College program that helps prepare future educators is a model for a new program to improve opportunities for all first-generation students.

A North Central College program that helps prepare future educators is serving as a model for a new program to improve opportunities for all the College’s first-generation students.

Teach First—which aims to recruit and retain first-generation college students who want to become teachers—was launched at North Central in 2008. Six years later it’s serving as a model for Cardinal First that launches in fall 2014.

Outstanding faculty and staff are recognized for efforts during 2013-2014

North Central College recognized faculty and administrative staff for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service with Dissinger and Ruge Fellow awards.

In May, six outstanding North Central College faculty and staff for the 2013-2014 academic year received endowed Dissinger awards. Two further faculty members were honored as Ruge Fellows for their inspired teaching and dedication to students.  

Laura Ávila earns Outstanding Major in Social Science/History Award

Laura Ávila
Laura Ávila was awarded the Outstanding Major in Social Science/History Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Laura Ávila, daughter of Sergio and Maria Ávila of Des Plaines, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Social Science/History Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Laura is majoring in social science/history at North Central College. She is a graduate of Maine Township High School West.

As a student at North Central, Laura founded the North Central History Association and served as the association’s viceroy. She is a member of the history honor society Phi Alpha Theta and hopes to teach in a high-need school.

Jacqueline Niemeyer earns Outstanding Major in Elementary Education Award

Jacqueline Niemeyer
Jacqueline Niemeyer was awarded the Outstanding Major in Elementary Education Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Jacqueline Niemeyer, daughter of James and Regina Niemeyer of Mokena, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Elementary Education Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Jacqueline is majoring in elementary education at North Central College. She is a graduate of Lincoln Way North High School.

Abel Sanchez earns Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award

Abel Sanchez
Abel Sanchez was awarded the Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Abel Sanchez, son of Miguel Sanchez of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Secondary Education Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Abel is majoring in Spanish and in secondary education at North Central College. He is a graduate of East Aurora High School and, starting in the fall, will teach Spanish at West Aurora High School.

Education alumna to administer principal-preparation grant for East Aurora schools

Mavis DeMar
North Central College education alumna Mavis DeMar ’79 has been named to a newly created administrative post in East Aurora School District 131.

North Central College education alumna Mavis DeMar ’79 has been named to a newly created administrative post in East Aurora School District 131.

DeMar was promoted from her position as principal of Hermes Elementary School in Aurora. In her new role she will oversee a collaborative program between East Aurora and North Central College to prepare future principals.

Wynard and Walters ’14 give lecture on new state education mandates

Tammy Wynard, Alyssa Walters ’14
Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education, and Alyssa Walters ’14 spoke at annual health education conference.

Tammy Wynard, North Central College visiting instructor of health and physical education and coordinator of the health education and wellness programs, was invited by the Illinois School Health Association Board to present at the April 2014 annual conference held in Lombard. She, along with Alyssa Walters ’14, health and physical education major, spoke with more than 50 health education teachers and administrators about the new Illinois mandates in sexual health education.
 

Education alumnus named to administrative position in Kaneland school district

Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 has appointed alumnus Michael Purcell director of educational services 6-12.

Maple Park-based Kaneland Community Unit School District 302 has appointed North Central College alumnus Michael Purcell director of educational services 6-12.

Kincaid weighs in on elementary education redesign

Maureen Kincaid, associate professor and chair of education
Maureen Kincaid, North Central College associate professor of education, served on a panel at ACI Center for Success in High Need Schools Partnership meeting.

Maureen Kincaid, North Central College associate professor and chair of education, recently served on a faculty panel during the ACI Center for Success in High Need Schools partnership meeting. She presented alongside Kenneth King of Roosevelt University and Vicki Trinder of the University of Illinois Chicago.

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