North Central College - Naperville, IL

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.

Jillian Laumbacher earns two awards at 2014 Honors Convocation

Jillian Laumbacher
Jillian Laumbacher won two North Central College awards, the Outstanding Major in Economics and Outstanding Major in Global Studies.

Jillian Laumbacher, daughter of Edgar and Beverly Laumbacher of Crystal Lake, was recognized with two awards—Outstanding Major in Economics and Outstanding Major in Global Studies—during Honors Day May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Jillian is double majoring in economics and global studies with a concentration in international relations at North Central College. She is a graduate of Crystal Lake South High School.

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman to speak tonight in Wentz Concert Hall

Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize recipient
North Central College welcomes Yemen’s Tawakkol Karman, the first Arab and second Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, to give a talk June 3.

Nobel Peace Prize recipient Tawakkol Karman of Yemen will give a talk about her experiences as a journalist, politician and human rights activist June 3 at North Central College.

Ian Wright and Christina Richardson: 2014 Outstanding Seniors

Ian Wright and Christina Richardson
North Central College selects Ian Wright as the Outstanding Senior Man and Christina Richardson as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2014.

North Central College recognized Ian Wright as the Outstanding Senior Man and Christina Richardson as the Outstanding Senior Woman for 2014 during the College’s annual Honors Convocation on May 13.

The annual awards recognize one senior man and one senior woman for their successes in the classroom, their involvement and contributions to the campus community outside the classroom, and their future potential.

North Central College students showcase talent in 2014 Senior Art Show

Senior Art Show features paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography and more by 13 graduating seniors, May 12-June 13, in two galleries.

Artwork by 13 North Central College art students will be featured in the annual Senior Art Show, May 12 through June 13. The 2014 Senior Art Show features a diverse body of work, ranging from paintings, drawings, sculpture and ceramics to photography, cutouts and mixed media.

Ian Wright ’14 and Britney Kravish ’14 both earn Fulbright ETA appointments

Mark Zajac ’12
North Central College students Ian Wright ’14 and Britney Kravish ’14 earn Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship appointments to Germany and to Mexico.

Two graduating seniors who were previously alternates for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) learned that they have been awarded Fulbright awards for the coming year. Ian Wright ’14 of New Lenox, IL, and Britney Kravish ’14 of Frankfort, IL, join Mark Zajac ’12 as 2014-2015 Fulbright ETA scholarship winners. They will receive a fully funded one-year appointment abroad as cultural ambassadors and English teachers. Wright and Zajac will go to Germany, while Kravish will travel to Mexico.

Mark Zajac ’12 will head to Germany with a Fulbright

North Central College alumnus Mark Zajac receives Fulbright Teaching Assistant post to teach English and engage in cultural programs in Germany.

Mark Zajac ’12 has been named as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) to Germany, continuing North Central’s history of placing graduates in this prestigious program.

He is currently serving as a Dunn Fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago Office. While a student, he was a College Scholar, had triple majors in global studies: international business, German and Spanish, and a minor in Chinese. He studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany, and Seville, Spain, to refine his language skills in German and Spanish.

Film, speakers, exhibit focus on 20th century opposition to suppression in Germany

Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg
North Central College hosts a two-day symposium, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, colloquium and exhibition of historical posters.

North Central College hosts a distinctive two-day symposium, titled “Religious Opposition to Suppression: German Traditions,” on Monday and Tuesday, April 7-8, featuring a documentary screening, guest speaker, exhibition of historical posters and colloquium.

Student presents sculpture, video art, photography and more through May 4

Landmannalaugar frá Bláhnjúki-The People’s Pools from the Blue Peak
North Central College features the artwork of senior Ian Wright in “Kynjamyndir-Strange Pictures: Responding to Icelandic Landscape and Culture.”

North Central College presents the creative artwork of senior Ian Wright in a solo exhibit, April 8-May 4.

Titled “Kynjamyndir-Strange Pictures: Responding to Icelandic Landscape and Culture,” Wright’s exhibit will showcase charcoal on wood panel drawings, video art, sculpture and photography that capture the essence and beauty of Iceland’s volcanic environment.

North Central students build mentoring relationships and friendships with area seniors

North Central College students are forming mentoring relationships with senior residents of Monarch Landing.

A group of North Central College students recently engaged in a round of “speed dating” conversations. They talked about their interests and majors while making new friends—not with potential suitors but with senior residents of Monarch Landing, a Naperville retirement community. Upwards of 20 students have been establishing relationships for sharing advice, gaining historical perspectives and building friendships.

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