North Central College - Naperville, IL

Elizabeth Novak

For Elizabeth—an aspiring teacher—there are major benefits to earning a minor in leadership at North Central College.

“Aside from parents, family and other caregivers, children look to their teachers to understand their role and purpose in society,” she says. “I want to lead my students to understand the power behind education and realize their ability to create change.”

Elizabeth is president of the Blue Key Honor Society and is active in numerous other extracurricular organizations devoted to education and academics. She’s gone on six service trips and spent countless hours performing community service.

“Serving others is huge component of global citizenry and diversity. I want my students to consider the world around them and constantly strive to improve themselves,” she says.

Elizabeth started out at a larger university before transferring to North Central to escape crowded, impersonal lecture halls.

“The classes here are small, and the learning and teaching are tailored to students,” she says. “I’ve been able to define myself as a leader.”

North Central College hosts documentary about food insecurity in America

“A Place at the Table,” a documentary about hunger in America, will be shown Oct. 8 as part of College’s yearlong human rights focus on poverty reduction.

North Central College will host a free screening of the documentary “A Place at the Table” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Smith Hall at Old Main.

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.

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.

North Central College student Anthony Schullo earns higher education fellowship

Anthony Schullo ’15 is selected for a prestigious program that offers opportunities for students pursuing careers as higher education administrators.

North Central College student Anthony Schullo ’15 has been selected for a prestigious program that offers networking, mentoring and other opportunities for students who want to pursue careers as higher education administrators.

Schullo has been accepted into the 2013-2014 class of the Undergraduate Fellows Program of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, formerly known as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Leaders share thoughts on racial profiling during forum at North Central College

Renard Jackson
Community members, ministers, law enforcement officers and others gathered at North Central College to discuss racial profiling and other topics.

Community members, ministers, law enforcement officers and others gathered at North Central College to discuss racial profiling and other topics.

“Where Do We Go From Here” was the topic of a July 23 forum sponsored by the DuPage County Branch of the NAACP and hosted by the College’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. Moderator Juan Thomas noted the title of the forum is the same as a 1967 speech and book by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Devan Conness earns freshman leadership award at Honors Convocation

Human resource major Devan Conness received the Mark A. Reid Freshman Leadership Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Devan Conness, daughter of Wanda and Mark Conness, of Ottawa, Ill., was awarded the Mark A. Reid Freshman Leadership Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A freshman, Devan is majoring in human resource management at North Central College. She is a graduate of Ottawa Township High School.

North Central College juniors attend national, state leadership conferences

Elizabeth Novak ’14 and Monica Degenhardt ’14
Juniors Elizabeth Novak and Monica Degenhardt are chosen to represent North Central College in collegiate leadership conferences.

Two North Central College juniors were chosen to represent the College in collegiate leadership conferences.

Elizabeth Novak and Monica Degenhardt attended the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders at the University of Maryland in College Park, May 30-June 1. They were selected by the College’s Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program to participate in the conference, which is organized in part by the American Association of University Women.

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