North Central College - Naperville, IL

Grace Hollister earns Outstanding Major in Organizational Communication Award

Grace Hollister
Grace Hollister was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Organizational Communication Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Grace Hollister was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Organizational Communication Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Hollister is a graduating senior majoring in organizational communication. She plans to attend graduate school.
At North Central, Hollister was a College Scholar and presented research at the College's Rall Symposium for Undergraduate Research and at the 2011 National Conference for Undergraduate Research, which was held at Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y.

Christopher Corrigan ’16 directs student cast, crew in comedy of manners without manners

Juniors Anne Lorentzen as Annette, John Bihun as Alan
North Central College presents the triple Tony Award-winning comedy “God of Carnage” by playwright Yazmina Reza on May 5-7.

North Central College presents the triple Tony Award-winning comedy “God of Carnage” directed by senior Christopher Corrigan May 5-7.

Three performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. May 5, 6 and 7 in the College’s Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit This production contains adult language and may not be suitable for younger audiences.

A College on the Move

North Central gains momentum in growth, reputation, value.

Growth in new faculty, world-class facilities, outstanding academics and stellar athletic teams---these are the hallmarks of a campus community that is fiscally strong, excited about the future and focused on becoming one of America’s top colleges.

“Our students and their families become part of a dynamic campus environment, where they benefit from the value of small class sizes, faculty mentors and award-winning cocurricular activities,” said Martin Sauer, vice president for enrollment and athletics.

Campus, local, state, national guests celebrated the Science Center "topping out"

North Central College’s Science Center reached a construction milestone with the placement of a ceremonial final beam in Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

North Central College’s Science Center reached new heights during its construction when the campus community celebrated the hoisting and placement of a ceremonial final steel beam during a Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

Traditional among ironworkers, the ceremony is sometimes called Capping Off, or Topping Off, or Topping Out. Regardless, said President Troy D. Hammond during his remarks, “It’s a significant construction milestone that we’ve reached only because of the dedication and hard work of many, many people.”

North Central College senior wins national leadership award at Blue Key Honor Society conference

Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16/M ’17
A five-year master leadership studies student, Lexy Schwarzwalder ’16 was awarded the Gregory Lee Smith Exemplary Blue Key Member Award and scholarship.

Alyxandria “Lexy” Schwarzwalder ’16/M ’17 recently received a national award and scholarship at the National Blue Key Honor Society conference. On the academic fast track to pursuing leadership roles in the nonprofit sector, Schwarzwalder is pursuing North Central College’s five-year master leadership studies degree as part of the College's Leadership, Ethics and Values (LEV) program. After she completes her B.A.

Annual Report 2015

This 2015 Annual Report reflects the outstanding accomplishments of North Central College in the last fiscal year.

Distinctive academic programs and small-college atmosphere attracts international scholars

international students
North Central’s distinctive academic programs paired with personal attention and Chicago suburban location attracts talented international students.



Students dance, sing, act in full-scale dance production Jan. 28-30

Sarafina Monteleone ’19, Natalie Bernier ’19, Josette Carpenter ’18
North Central College students perform “Fragments: A Theatrical Dance Experience,” choreographed and directed by dance faculty Dmitri Peskov.

North Central College presents “Fragments: A Theatrical Dance Experience,” featuring the College’s theatre students Jan. 28-30. It is choreographed and directed by Dmitri Peskov, a member of North Central’s dance faculty and a Chicago-based dancer, choreographer, actor and poet.

North Central students gain access, networking opportunities in PR field

New Verandah course takes students behind the scenes at Chicago’s leading public relations firms, gives opportunities to network and explore career options.

“It’s all about finding a career that fits you,” said Skylar Krople ’17 after attending the Publicity Club of Chicago PR Career Day with her North Central College classmates. “I learned there are lots of opportunities to create whatever you want because the public relations industry is constantly changing.”

Students share unique summer internship experiences in Chicago and Naperville area

Seniors Troy Kelleher at MACLYN advertising and Steven Karnoscak at Calamos Inve
From Ravinia to the Chicago Cubs, North Central students applied their classroom knowledge to exciting internship opportunities this summer.

When students join the North Central College community, they also connect with endless internship opportunities in Chicago and the Naperville area. These students found summer experiences at prestigious organizations like the Chicago Cubs, Ravinia and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to build their résumés and prepare for their careers. Their internships rank among the highlights of their college careers.

Kevin Prchal ’16, organizational communication major

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