North Central College - Naperville, IL

Madormo’s mystery series for young readers gains wide appeal with educators

John Madormo, assistant professor of broadcast communication
John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication, receives many opportunities to speak about his Charlie Collier book series.

John Madormo, North Central College assistant professor of broadcast communication and general manager of WONC-FM 89.1, continues to receive wide acclaim and various opportunities to speak about his “Charlie Collier, Snoop for Hire” series of three mystery books for middle-grade readers.

Callie Rezin earns Sophomore Scholar-Athlete Award

English major Callie Rezin received the Sophomore Scholar-Athlete Award for highest GPA during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Callie Rezin, daughter of Daniel and Tami Rezin of Rockford, Ill., was awarded the Sophomore Scholar-Athlete Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College. The award recognizes the student-athlete in each class with the highest grade-point average.

A sophomore, Callie competes on the women’s basketball team and is majoring in English literature at North Central College. Her name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List. She is a graduate of Rockford Lutheran High School.

Kimberly Grazulis earns three awards at Honors Convocation

Kimberly Grazulis earns Outstanding Major in Writing, Outstanding Major in French and Outstanding Student in Arts & Letters Division awards at North Central.

Kimberly Grazulis, daughter of Ellen Akerman and John Grazulis, of Lockport, Ill., received three awards—the Outstanding Major in English writing Award, the Outstanding Major in French Award, and the Outstanding Student the Arts and Letters Division Award—during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Kimberly has a double major in English writing and in French at North Central College. She is a graduate of Lockport Township High School.

Michael Kornfeind earns Outstanding Major in Literature Award

Michael Kornfeind was awarded the Outstanding Major in Literature Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Michael Kornfeind, son of Marjorie and Michael Kornfeind of Aurora was awarded the Outstanding Major in Literature Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Michael is majoring in English literature at North Central College. He has served as a tutor for the Writing Center, as a preceptor for English courses and engaged in independent studies. His name regularly appears on the Dean’s List. He is a graduate of Waubonsie Valley High School.

Rachael Hilton earns Outstanding Major in Journalism Award

Rachael Hilton was awarded the Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Rachael Hilton, daughter of Bonne and Michael Hilton, of Naperville was awarded the Outstanding Major in Journalism Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Rachael is majoring in print journalism. She transferred to North Central as a junior and has been a reporter for The Chronicle, the College’s student-run newspaper. Her name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.

Andrew Smith earns Outstanding Major in English Award

Andrew Smith was awarded the Outstanding Major in English Award during 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Andrew Smith, son of Meri and David White, of Naperville was awarded the Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Andrew is majoring in English writing at North Central College. He is a graduate of Naperville Central High School.

North Central seniors accepted to Nashville internship

Elisabeth Volkamer ’13 and Jessica Martin ’13
North Central College seniors Elisabeth Volkamer and Jessica Martin are chosen for internship in Nashville that empowers women to promote social justice.

North Central College seniors Elisabeth Volkamer and Jessica Martin were accepted to a 10-month internship at Belle H. Bennett House, an intentional community for the empowerment of young women at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, TN.

The program, beginning in August, consists of 40-hour work weeks that focus on female empowerment and the eradication of racism through volunteer work, community living and internships at various organizations in the area.

North Central alumna, English graduate is guest lecturer May 6

Rachel Louise Snyder ’92
North Central College alumna and author Rachel Louise Snyder ’92 will give a talk May 6 on ethical issues in the “post-sweatshop” world.

North Central College alumna Rachel Louise Snyder ’92 will give a talk on ethical issues in the “post-sweatshop” world at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 6, in Meiley-Swallow Hall. The free event is part of the College’s yearlong focus on global human rights.

North Central College students stage Holocaust-themed play “Way to Heaven” May 9-12

Students rehearse a scene. From left: Warren Dailey and Evan Michalic
North Central College students will perform on May 9-12 “Way to Heaven,” a play inspired by actual events that occurred during the Holocaust.

North Central College students will perform on May 9-12 “Way to Heaven,” a play inspired by actual events that occurred during the Holocaust.

Four performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. May 9-11 and at 2 p.m. May 12 in North Central College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

English writing and French major participates in poetry festival

Kimberly Grazulis ’13
North Central College senior Kimberly Grazulis is chosen to read in Chicago’s 14th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival.

North Central College student Kimberly Grazulis ’13 participated in the 14th annual Citywide Undergraduate Poetry Festival in Chicago.

The festival was held April 4 at Columbia College Chicago and featured the talents of eight poets from Chicago-area colleges and universities who read their own original works. Other participating institutions included DePaul University, Northwestern University and the University of Chicago.

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