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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.

Kerby Kniss

Kerby has made it her mission to defend those who can’t fight for themselves.

“Someday I want to be a lawyer who takes unjust laws and remolds them to help people whose rights are being violated,” she says.

Kerby has dedicated her time to preparing for the courtroom. She has interned at two law firms, including a competitive internship studying fair housing at the prestigious John Marshall Law School. She also meets with a group of students to study for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), connect with local legal professionals and visit law schools.

Kerby plans to pursue a law degree, aided by the networking she established at North Central College.

“If it wasn’t for North Central, I wouldn’t have the connections I do today. The mentoring I received will help me greatly during the struggle and stress of law school.”

Kerby Kniss earns Outstanding Major in Political Science Award

Kerby Kniss
Kerby Kniss was awarded the Outstanding Major in Political Science Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Kerby Kniss daughter of Kraig and Tami Kniss of Lanark, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Political Science Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A junior, Kerby is majoring in political science with a minor in conflict resolution at North Central College. She is a graduate of Eastland High School.

Margaret Wojkowski earns Outstanding Major in Chemistry Award

Margaret Wojkowski
Margaret Wojkowski was awarded the Outstanding Major in Chemistry Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Margaret Wojkowski of Roselle was awarded the Outstanding Major in Chemistry Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Margaret is majoring in chemistry at North Central College. She is a graduate of East Leyden High School. She has worked as a paralegal and received several acceptances to law school before deciding to pursue her law degree with an emphasis on intellectual property at the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law after graduation.

Her name has regularly appeared on the Dean’s List.

One graduate, two undergraduate students present at international business conference

Cameron Bechard ’15 and Nicole Jakobsze ’15
North Central College students present at the Academy of International Business conference with Robert Moussetis, professor of international business.

Three North Central College students presented at the Academy of International Business Midwest chapter conference, held March 26-28 in Chicago. They presented along with their North Central faculty supervisor Robert Moussetis, professor of international business, chair of management and marketing and coordinator of graduate business programs.

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.

Students earn individual awards during Mock Trial competitions

Adam Sehr ’16, Brandon Sarkauskas ’15, Hugo Gonzalez ’16
North Central College’s Mock Trial team members earn several individual awards during the 2013-2014 season, October through February.

The North Central College Mock Trial team received several individual awards during its 2013-2014 season, October to February.

Team members performed exceptionally well, winning 11 individual awards as they competed against powerhouses such as the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Princeton University. Their season ended with a well-fought Regional Tournament with 24 of the most competitive teams in the area.

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall delivers MLK prayer breakfast address

Marshall with President Troy Hammond
NeAngela Marshall '04 with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office was keynote speaker at the College’s MLK prayer breakfast.

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall delivered an inspiring address about the power of words to students, faculty, staff and guests at the College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast Jan. 20.

Marshall graduated from North Central in 2004 with a major in organizational communication and went on to earn a law degree. She is an assistant state’s attorney in the Domestic Violence Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she handles prosecutions related to crimes of sexual violence and child abuse.

Common, king of conscious hip-hop, keynotes North Central’s MLK Week

Common, keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Week
North Central College’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Week features keynote address by Grammy-winning artist and actor Common, art, music, panel and more.

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

Called the king of conscious hip-hop, Common will speak on “Greatness!” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Pfeiffer Hall. A Q&A will follow. Admission is free to North Central students, faculty and staff with a College ID. Tickets for the public are $10/person; call 630-637-7469 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.   

North Central alumna kicks off MLK Week as Prayer Breakfast speaker

NeAngela Marshall ’04, J.D., keynotes MLK Prayer Breakfast
NeAngela Marshall, an assistant state’s attorney with Cook County and 2004 alumna, is featured speaker at North Central College’s MLK Prayer Breakfast Jan. 20.

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall ’04, J.D., will be the College’s featured speaker at the Jan. 20 Prayer Breakfast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his birthday. The title of her message is “Use Your Words!” and is based on the College’s theme this year for MLK Week, “The Power of Words.”

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