North Central College - Naperville, IL

Dan Thomas '73

Dan Thomas is president and owner of Dan Thomas Construction in Clarendon Hills, IL, specializing in new construction, additions and remodels along with insurance renovation work. Thomas may be contacted at daniel.p.thomas@comcast.net.

John Bradley '59

John Bradley is one of the directors of the Chicago Area Health and Medical Careers program at the Illinois Institute of Technology. The program has introduced thousands of minority students to careers in medicine, dentistry and other health professions. Passionately involved in civil rights, Bradley participated in the March on Washington in 1963. Working behind the scenes, he witnessed the great attention to detail necessary in coordinating tens of thousands of people. “The March on Washington and others taught me so much about organizing,” he said.

Grammy-winning artist Common to give MLK Week keynote at North Central College

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common Jan. 21 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

North Central College welcomes Grammy Award-winning artist, actor and author Common Jan. 21 as Martin Luther King Jr. Week keynote speaker.

Each year, North Central College honors and remembers King with a keynote presentation, musical tributes, a prayer breakfast and activities. King spoke in North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall in 1960.

Keys is interviewed by local media about timely issue

Jennifer Keys, associate professor of sociology
Jennifer Keys, North Central College associate professor of sociology, was interviewed and quoted in a Daily Herald article about Illinois’ gay marriage law.

Jennifer Keys, North Central College associate professor of sociology and chair of political science, sociology and anthropology, was interviewed by a Daily Herald reporter for the paper’s Nov. 21 article, titled “Experts: Gay marriage law will bring change—slowly.”

Martinez presented his research about religious culture and immigration

Juan Martinez, visiting assistant professor of sociology
Juan Martinez, North Central College visiting assistant professor of sociology, presented at annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Juan Martinez, North Central College visiting assistant professor of sociology, presented a paper titled “Joseph and Mary Participated in The Census: Religion and Undocumented Immigrant Substantive Citizenship” as part of a panel, Progressive Religion in the United States: Remapping the Political Landscape, at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion held Nov. 8-10 in Boston.

Study abroad, Verandah courses and service trips change lives during D-Term

D-Term study abroad course to Germany in 2012
Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad and engage in other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

Hundreds of North Central College students will study abroad, participate in service trips, enroll in Verandah courses and take advantage of other distinctive opportunities during D-Term.

D-Term is a three-week period between Thanksgiving and Christmas that offers students possibilities to engage in life-enriching experiences.

This year’s study abroad destinations include France, China, London, Argentina and Uruguay, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, Italy and Greece, Germany and Costa Rica.

Focus group feedback about Premier Scholars program is featured in talk

Dorothy Pleas, Ana Rivera ’14, Nicole Rivera, Marlena Martinez ’15
Four North Central College students, faculty and administrative personnel gave joint presentation at the Diversity & Inclusivity Teaching & Research Symposium.

Four North Central College students, faculty and administrative personnel gave a joint presentation at the Diversity & Inclusivity Teaching & Research Symposium held Oct. 12 at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Ind.

North Central College student earns prestigious higher education fellowship

Femi Oyewole ’15 has been selected for a program that offers networking, mentoring and other opportunities for students pursuing careers in higher education.

North Central College student Femi Oyewole ’15 has been selected for a prestigious program that offers networking, mentoring and other opportunities for students who want to pursue careers as higher education administrators.

Oyewole has been accepted into the 2013-2014 class of the Undergraduate Fellows Program of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, formerly known as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

North Central College awarded federal grant to address gender-based violence

A grant will enable North Central College, the City of Naperville, Edward Hospital and local agencies to establish a program to address gender-based violence.

North Central College in cooperation with the City of Naperville, Edward Hospital and local social service agencies has been awarded a $274,600 U.S. Department of Justice grant to spearhead establishment of a comprehensive program to improve victim services and resources, enhance education and prevention, and strengthen policies and protocols for addressing gender-based violence.

Students excavate, study artifacts during archeological field experience

North Central College undergraduate students and anthropology faculty joined archaeological dig in rural South, gaining field, lab and processing experience.

For two weeks in June 2013, five North Central College undergraduate students and Marisa Fontana, adjunct assistant professor of sociology, traveled to steamy Alabama to participate in a rural archaeological dig.

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