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Laurel White '10

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Grant Swanson earns Outstanding Major in English Award

Grant Swanson, shown at Oxford University.
Grant Swanson was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Grant Swanson was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Swanson is a graduating senior majoring in English writing at North Central College. He has accepted a position with Teach for America and will be teaching children in a high-need elementary school on a Native American reservation in South Dakota. He is a graduate of Millard West High School in Omaha, Neb.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2014 Great College To Work For

North Central College ranks among 92 of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Public invited to Illinois Prairie Path Archives open house Aug. 11 at North Central College

The public is invited to meet volunteers who helped build the Illinois Prairie Path and view archival materials during an open house Aug. 11.

The public is invited to meet volunteers who helped build the Illinois Prairie Path and view materials from the organization’s archives during an open house Aug. 11 at North Central College.

The Illinois Prairie Path Archives Open House takes place from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in the lower level of North Central College’s Oesterle Library, 320 E. School St., Naperville.

Kaufman Dining Hall, Oesterle Library, Seager Residence Hall undergo summer construction projects

North Central College is renovating and repurposing areas of campus for new classrooms and improved dining and social spaces

In the spirit of recycling, reusing and renewing, several renovation improvements are modernizing areas of campus that will help meet the changing needs for instruction, informal gathering spaces and improved food service at Kaufman Dining Hall.

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.

Heather Placko

Heather grew up playing Scrabble and reading books with her mother. She formed a passion for literature that transformed into a potential career.

“English was the only major that fit my brain and creative needs,” she says. “Writing’s my greatest interest, which I’ll continue practicing after graduation.”

Heather interned with Shelly Porcellino, North Central College’s director of grants. She gained hands-on experience with technical writing and practical research. She was co-editor of the North Central Review, the College’s literary magazine, where she learned about design, production and distribution.

Heather aspires to combine her creative and technical writing skills after graduation. With the practical skills she gained at North Central, her dream may come true.

“I want to work in an environment that allows me to combine my loves of art, writing and philanthropy,” she says.

Kelly Rasmussen earns Outstanding Major in English Award

Kelly Rasmussen
Kelly Rasmussen was awarded the Outstanding Major in English Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Kelly Rasmussen, daughter of Lyle and Mimi Rasmussen of Rockton, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Kelly is a double major in English: writing and Spanish at North Central College. She is a graduate of Hononegah Community High School.

Joseph Miller earns Outstanding Major in Writing Award

Joseph Miller
Joseph Miller was awarded the Outstanding Major in Writing Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Joseph Miller, son of David and Sandra Scallion of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Writing Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Joseph is majoring in English: writing at North Central College. He is a graduate of Wakefield Junior-Senior High School.

Danielle Spence earns Outstanding Major in Journalism Award

Danielle Spence
Danielle Spence was awarded the Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Danielle Spence, daughter of James and Sandra Spence of Naperville, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Danielle is majoring in English: print journalism at North Central College. She is a graduate of Naperville Central High School.

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