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North Central College student wins technical theatre mentorship

Theatre major Katherine Fecht was selected for a mentoring opportunity with a United States Institute for Theatre Technology Fellow.

When North Central College sophomore Katherine Fecht signed up for a recent United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Conference in Milwaukee, she was expecting to take in professional workshops and exhibits to prepare for a career behind the scenes in theatre.

Those expectations were exceeded when she went home with a two-day, all-expenses-paid mentoring session with a USITT Fellow.

Emily Ruggiero '98

Emily Ruggiero is business development manager for Management Concepts in Washington, D.C. She has been in sales and marketing for 15 years and pursued post-graduate work at the University of Virginia. In her current role, she works with federal government entities and intelligence and civilian agencies regarding financial training and verification. Ruggiero may be reached at

Students are featured presenters in symposium

Five North Central College students give presentations based on international studies, coursework at College’s annual symposium on global human rights.

When North Central College recently hosted its second symposium on global human rights, the event included student presentations in addition to keynote addresses by experts in the field of global and environmental health.

13 North Central College student broadcasters earn 26 IBS award nominations

North Central student broadcasters are nominated for 26 awards in a national competition—more than any college radio station in nation.

North Central College student broadcasters are nominated for 26 awards in a national competition—more than any other college or university radio station in the nation.

Thirteen North Central College broadcasters representing WONC-FM 89.1, the College’s student-run radio station, earned 26 nominations in the annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) competition. Winners of the Golden Microphone Trophy Awards will be announced March 2 at the 73rd Annual IBS International Radio/Webcast Conference in New York City.

North Central College alumnus Dr. Karl Brooks speaks at MLK prayer breakfast

Alumnus Karl Brooks ’90, a Joliet Junior College administrator, was keynote speaker at the College’s MLK prayer breakfast.

North Central College alumnus Dr. Karl Brooks ’90 spoke to students, faculty, staff and guests about the importance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy during the College’s annual MLK prayer breakfast Jan. 21.

Dean of student success at Joliet Junior College, Brooks encouraged audience members to reflect on what inspires them—saying King’s legacy is a source of daily inspiration to him.

“We are all benefactors of Martin Luther King’s legacy,” Brooks said. “He calls us all to a higher moral and ethical ground.”

Verandah courses

Verandah experiences are intellectually and personally stimulating for students and faculty.

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.

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.

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.

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