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North Central College begins academic year with record number of students

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.

Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students. Enrollment this fall includes a record number of international students and increased representation of out-of-state students and veterans.

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 2014.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2014.

Daniel Meza-Cuadra '94

Daniel Meza-Cuadra joined IceTech America as vice president of sales to expand the South and Latin American markets. He will be responsible for the strategic direction of IceTech’s presence in these markets by setting up and further developing distributor channels. IceTech is a worldwide leading manufacturer of high performance and reliable dry ice blasting machines and dry ice production equipment.

New North Central College students discover possibilities during Orientation

Hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College during Orientation.

During summer 2013 Orientation sessions, hundreds of new students learned more about academic and extracurricular opportunities available to them at North Central College.

From study abroad courses to athletic teams to clubs and organizations, Orientation serves to inform students about options so they can begin to plan their years of study and make the most of their experience at North Central College.

Summer research students to discuss scholarly work during Aug. 1 poster session

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

North Central College students will discuss their scholarly work Aug. 1 during the poster session of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC).

The SURC poster session takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 in Smith Hall of Old Main, 30 N. Brainard St. (The session previously was scheduled to take place in Heininger Auditorium at the Larrance Academic Center). Most of the 40 students who participated in the 2013 SURC will be present.

Bob Dee

When it comes to leadership roles in student organizations, Bob says he and his fellow finance majors have a big advantage.

“Every club needs a treasurer to handle the budget,” he says. “So there’s a place for us in any organization.”

Bob’s favorite student group is the Bulls and Bears club, which brings finance professionals to campus for speaking events. It gives students an opportunity to network and receive advice from many experts in their field.

“It’s also a great club because you get to know the finance and economics faculty a little better,” Bob says.

With help from North Central’s Career Development Center, Bob landed an internship with a small, privately owned financial planning firm. He’s also held various leadership positions in the Residence Hall Association and Bulls and Bears.

“These experiences have sharpened my technical abilities in finance,” says Bob, who hopes to work as a consultant for small- and mid-sized businesses after he graduates. “They’ve also helped develop my leadership skills, which I know will help me professionally.”

‘Star Trek’ writer shares tweets with student about North Central College Verandah course

North Central College sophomore Chris Pascoe exchanged tweets with Roberto Orci, screenwriter of the summer blockbuster “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”

North Central College sophomore Chris Pascoe exchanged tweets with Roberto Orci, the screenwriter and coproducer of the summer blockbuster “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”

Pascoe heard about a Verandah course offered by Jennifer Fredette, assistant professor of political science. The two-session noncredit course involved going to see the film as a group, then discussing how topics in the film related to the real-life War on Terror.

Jordan Pilgrim earns Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award

Jordan Pilgrim received the Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Jordan Pilgrim, son of David and Naddene Pilgrim of Fairbury, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

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

Peter Mann earns Junior Scholar-Athlete Award

Accounting, finance major Peter Mann received the Junior Scholar-Athlete Award for highest GPA during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Peter Mann, son of John and Sharon Mann of Glenview, Ill., was awarded the Junior 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 junior, Peter competes on the football team's defensive line and is majoring in accounting and in finance at North Central College. His name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List. He is a graduate of Glenbrook South High School.

Robert Dee earns Outstanding Major in Finance Award

Robert Dee received the Outstanding Major in Finance Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Robert Dee, son of William and Diane Dee, of Oak Lawn, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Finance Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Robert has a triple major in finance, economics and accounting at North Central College. He is a graduate of Oak Lawn Community High School.

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