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Brandi Balensiefen earns Outstanding Major in Psychology Award

Brandi Balensiefen
Brandi Balensiefen was honored with the 2011 Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Brandi Balensiefen was honored with the Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during Honors Day May 17 at North Central College.

Balensiefen is a graduating senior at North Central College and has been accepted to a graduate program in international relations and human resources at the University of Illinois.

Forbes ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges for 2014-2015

Forbes magazine says North Central College is among America’s Top Colleges and ranks among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities.

Forbes magazine once again ranks North Central College among America’s Top Colleges.

Forbes includes North Central College among the top 20 percent of the nation’s colleges and universities. The magazine profiles the top 650 of the nearly 2,500 four-year institutions of higher learning in the United States. Forbes ranks North Central College No. 490 overall, No. 333 among private colleges and No. 117 in the Midwest.

Chronicle of Higher Education names North Central a 2014 Great College To Work For

North Central College ranks among 92 of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

North Central College ranks among the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

Psychology professor Karl Kelley featured in article about excellence in teaching

North Central College psychology professor Karl Kelley is featured in an article about excellence in teaching.

North Central College psychology professor Karl Kelley is featured in an article about excellence in teaching.

The article, “Class Acts: How Top Teachers Help Students Achieve Their Goals Both In and Out of the Classroom,” appears in the new issue of West Suburban Living Magazine.

North Central hosts ACI’s Summer Institute for Educators

Jan Fitzsimmons
Several North Central College faculty presented and coordinated the Associated Colleges of Illinois Summer Institute for Educators June 27.

North Central College hosted the Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI) Summer Institute for Educators held June 27. North Central’s Jan Fitzsimmons, executive director of Urban Education Laboratory, coordinated the event and several of the College’s faculty presented sessions on various topics.   

Mary McMahon, associate professor of mathematics and mathematics education coordinator, copresented a session titled “Lesson Study: A Mathematics Tool for Teacher Collaboration in the Midst of the Common Core Standards.”

Outstanding faculty and staff are recognized for efforts during 2013-2014

North Central College recognized faculty and administrative staff for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service with Dissinger and Ruge Fellow awards.

In May, six outstanding North Central College faculty and staff for the 2013-2014 academic year received endowed Dissinger awards. Two further faculty members were honored as Ruge Fellows for their inspired teaching and dedication to students.  

Micaela Sanchez earns Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award

Micaela Sanchez
Micaela Sanchez was awarded the Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Micaela Sanchez, daughter of Edward and Linda Sanchez of Chicago, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Athletic Training Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.

A senior, Micaela is majoring in athletic training with a minor in psychology at North Central College. She is a graduate of Jones College Prep.

Michelle DePasquale earns Outstanding Major in Psychology Award

Michelle DePasquale
Michelle DePasquale was awarded the Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during North Central College’s 2014 Honors Convocation.

Michelle DePasquale, daughter of August and Linda DePasquale of Geneva, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during Honors Convocation May 13 at North Central College in Naperville.

A senior, Michelle is majoring in psychology and minoring in conflict resolution at North Central College. She is a graduate of Geneva Community High School.

North Central College senior’s research chosen for prestigious award

Samantha Eby ’14, psychology major
Samantha Eby ’14, a psychology major, received significant award for a research project she presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association conference.

Samantha Eby ’14, a psychology major at North Central College, was recently recognized for her academic work. She received the Council on Undergraduate Research-Midwestern Psychological Association Faculty Student Research Award in recognition of her project, titled “Quantitative electroencephalography patterns in trauma-induced anxiety: An exploratory study.”

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