North Central College - Naperville, IL

North Central College offers five-year bachelor’s/master’s degree in leadership

North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010)—North Central College is offering a new option to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master of leadership studies degree in just five years.

Students accepted into this program earn both a bachelor’s degree—in any discipline—and the master of leadership studies with the completion of 141 credit hours.

North Central broadcaster earns prestigious national award

Michelle Corless, Class of 2010, has earned a first-place National Student Production Award from Collegiate Broadcasters, Inc.

Danielle Cifonie '10

After a busy four years on campus, Danielle Cifonie ’10 obtained a teaching job in the very competitive Teach For America program.

After a busy four years on campus, Danielle Cifonie ’10 obtained a teaching job in the very competitive Teach For America program. She has been assigned to Kansas City, MO, for her position. With an organizational communication major and leadership minor, she was involved with residence life, College Union Activities Board, ministry and service, Blue Key Honor Society and admission student ambassadors and was honored with the Carleen Verstraete Resident Student Award for 2010.

Kelly Carew

As a first-year student, Kelly faced a common problem—she wasn’t sure which major to declare. Her academic advisor came up with the perfect solution for this Cardinal interested in psychology, communications and business: major in organizational communication.

“The field combined all my interests, and it was broad enough to give me lots of career options,” Kelly says. Off campus, she completed an internship with the American Cancer Society and at a small marketing firm in Australia. On campus, she honed her skills on the College Union Activities Board and as an orientation team leader.

Today Kelly serves as a graduate assistant at Western Illinois University while she pursues a master’s degree in college student personnel and student affairs.

Majors Minors and Programs : Organizational Communication

Student leadership award presented to senior Chris Smith

Student leadership award presented to senior Chris Smith

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Chris Smith ’10 was named the recipient of the Mark A. Reid Student Leadership Award at Commencement, by vote of the senior class. “Chris is a respected leader in every sense and has been deeply committed to making this campus a better place,” said President Wilde in presenting the award.


Chris Smith receives student leadership award at Commencement

Chris Smith named 2010 recipient of the Mark A. Reid Student Leadership Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises on June 12.

Christopher Smith of Oak Lawn, Ill., son of Richard and Nanette Smith and a graduate of Oak Lawn Community High School, was named the 2010 recipient of the Mark A. Reid Student Leadership Award during North Central College's Commencement exercises on June 12.

Two College Scholars present research at national conference

Two College Scholars present research at national conference

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[caption id="attachment_758" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Seniors Danielle Cifone and Laurel White"][/caption] Laurel White ’10 and Danielle Cifone ’10 presented their research at the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) 44th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28-31.


Inspired Partnership, Inspiring Stories

Eric Knox was a fourth grader growing up on Chicago’s West Side in the late 1980s the day some North Central College students showed up at his school. The students were there to tutor pupils at James Weldon Johnson Elementary School in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood.

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