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Princeton Review names North Central College among nation’s best colleges for 2013

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

The Princeton Review has once again named North Central College a Best Midwestern College in its annual survey of the nation’s best colleges.

North Central College is among a select group of institutions nationwide highlighted by The Princeton Review in “The Best 377 Colleges, 2013 Edition.”

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are profiled in the book, which is based on the Princeton Review’s surveys of 122,000 college students. The Princeton Review began surveying college students and publishing its findings in 1992.

Students, faculty collaborate in summer-long research

Associate Professor of Biology Jonathan Visick and Juan Perez ’13
This summer, North Central College students participated in hands-on research on campus, working one-on-one with faculty and collaborating with other students.

For eight weeks this summer, North Central College students participated in hands-on research on campus, working one-on-one with faculty and collaborating with other students. Some 38 students and 12 faculty advisors took part in the College’s Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC). Their work represented a range of academic disciplines with students majoring in biology, computer science, biochemistry, psychology, chemistry, English literature, radiation therapy, athletic training, theatre, human resource management and Spanish.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Stephania Rodriguez ’14

Stephania Rodriguez ’14 loves mentoring young people—that is, people just a year younger. She has found a calling to become a student affairs professional, thanks to her experiences as a mentor for the Premier Scholars Program and resident assistant. “I really have enjoyed working with first-year students,” she says. “I’ve always known I wanted to major in a business field like human resources but now I know I want to branch off into student affairs.”

Organizational communication degree leads to executive post with ComEd

Tracie Morris '02
ComEd has named North Central College alumna Tracie Morris ’02 vice president for human resources.

ComEd has named North Central College alumna Tracie Morris ’02 vice president for human resources, a key appointment to the company’s senior leadership team.

Morris earned her degree in organizational communication and previously served as vice president of human resources for DeVry Inc. Before joining DeVry, she served as director of human resources Operations for ComEd and earlier served as director of human resources for Exelon Generation, a unit of Exelon Corp. She began her career with Exelon in 2002 as a manager of human resources at the LaSalle Nuclear Power Station.

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North Central hosts 2012 Blue Key National Conference

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More than 100 students from across the country traveled to North Central College for the 2012 Blue Key National Conference, which took place Jan. 13-14.

The students represented 13 different colleges and universities, ranging from the University of Portland in Oregon to Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. Over the course of the conference, students had the opportunity to participate in a vast array of activities.

Stephania Rodriguez

“I chose human resource management because it gives me flexibility to take a more in-depth look at a specific area in business,” says Stephania. “North Central does a great job allowing students to pursue the type of career they want without having to stick to generic majors.”

Stephania’s classes have expanded her view of the business world and she plans to expand her views even further by studying abroad. “With North Central’s help, I’m looking at studying in Italy at the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. It offers challenging courses in business that could help me in the future.”

Stephania is keeping her eye on the many internships that focus on business-type careers. “Our Career Development office is always willing to discuss internship opportunities and help you prepare for them with editing resumes or practicing interviews.”

Stephania plans to pursue law school and a career in health care administration.

Human resource management major selected for NASPA mentoring program

Stephania Rodriguez
Stephania Rodriguez, a sophomore human resource management major from Aurora, has been selected for the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program.

Stephania Rodriguez, a sophomore human resource management major from Aurora, has been selected for a prestigious program that offers networking, mentoring and other opportunities for students interested in learning about careers as higher education administrators.

Rodriguez has been accepted into the 2011-2012 class of the Undergraduate Fellows Program of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, formerly known as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Lemont newspaper profiles student interning at Porsche office

Storm Styles
Storm Styles is profiled in the Lemont Reporter/Met because of her internship working in human resources at Porsche’s corporate office in Lisle.

Storm Styles, a North Central College junior double-majoring in psychology and human resource management, is profiled in the Lemont Reporter/Met because of her internship working in human resources at Porsche’s corporate office in Lisle.

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