North Central College - Naperville, IL

Eric Knox '09

Eric Knox is a program director through AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA) for Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation in Alaska where he assists with Fairbanks First Think Local. The buy local program is designed to advocate for a 10 percent shift in consumer expenditure from outside the Fairbanks North Star Borough to within the borough. He has worked to increase community knowledge of the importance of buying local by creating member booklets, community directories, newsletters, website development, special events and social media campaigns.

Esther McCarty '09

Esther McCarty was selected to become a foreign service officer for the U.S. Department of State and relocated to Washington, D.C., for training.

Tracie Morris '02

Tracie Morris, vice president of human resources for ComEd, was named a 2012 Company and Executive Woman Worth Watching by Diversity Journal. Morris was nominated by colleagues, peers and mentors for her initiative and achievements as a woman of diversity within her sphere of influence.

Mock Trial team takes first place in first tournament of season

Winning team at Riverside Classic Mock Trial Tournament
North Central College’s Mock Trial is off to a winning start, taking first place among 14 teams at the team’s first of seven tournaments this season.

North Central College’s Mock Trial team is off to a winning start, taking first place at Quincy University’s annual Riverside Classic Mock Trial Tournament on Oct. 20—the team’s first of seven contests during fall and winter terms.

North Central College students make big presentation to corporate executives

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives.

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives from all over the world.

Mary Caron

Mary chose North Central College because it let her explore her many interests and talents. She focused on her organizational communication major while playing varsity softball and leading the team as captain, mentoring students as a resident assistant, studying abroad and completing an internship.

“North Central offered everything that interested me,” she says.

Among the highlights was her study abroad term in Costa Rica, where she refined her Spanish skills and gained cultural experiences. “I came back to North Central a more responsible, prepared and enthusiastic student.”

She recommends majoring in organizational communication to pursue many different career fields. “The classwork is diverse and focused, spanning a wide variety of topics. ‘Org Comm’ majors go into marketing, human resources, public relations, student affairs, teaching or many other areas. Knowing how to communicate effectively can help you in any type of job, regardless of the title.”

Survey finds North Central College graduates among highest income-earners

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

Graduates of North Central College earn more income over their lifetimes than peers who graduate from most comparable schools, a new survey finds.

North Central College ranks among the top 15 percent of private, nonprofit schools in the 2011-2012 survey by Payscale.com. The mid-career median salary for North Central College graduates is $81,300, ranking No. 39 out of 303 schools in the private, nonprofit category.

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 2013.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2013.

North Central College is ranked No. 13 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. North Central College was ranked No. 23 among Midwest Regional Universities for 2012.

North Central College recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2013

James Davidson, Michael Dooley and Thomas Andre are among student veterans.
North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

North Central College has been named a 2013 Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs magazine.

The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. This is the second consecutive year North Central College has earned the recognition.

Rafeal Williams '95

Rafeal Williams finished his second season as head men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coach at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. The 2011-2012 season was Lincoln’s first year as an NCAA Division II member. During his six years as an assistant coach with the NCAA Division II program at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, Williams specialized with the sprints, hurdles and relays. He cultivated 99 NCAA Division II U.S.

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