North Central College - Naperville, IL

Carmen Brodnax ’14 and Cera Rodriguez ’15 inspire others to explore cultural differences

Carmen Brodnax ’14 and Cera Rodriguez ’15, BSA copresidents
Students in North Central College’s Black Student Association look forward to Black History Month, engaging campus community in cultural discussions, BSA club.

As copresidents of the Black Student Association (BSA), North Central College Carmen Brodnax ’14 and Cera Rodriguez ’15 hope to engage the campus community in special activities during Black History Month and inspire students of all backgrounds to participate in BSA throughout the year.

North Central College expands services to address gender-based violence

Cindy Washburn
North Central College is expanding services available to students affected by gender-based violence.

Cindy Washburn wants North Central College students to know about supportive services and intervention options available to those affected by gender-based violence.

As the College’s coordinator of a U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Grant Program, Washburn knows that sexual assaults on college campuses nationwide too often go unreported. Some estimate that only 25 percent of physical assaults, 20 percent of rapes and 50 percent of stalking cases are reported.

North Central College names Marty Sauer and Kimberly Sluis to vice president positions

North Central College has named Marty Sauer and Kimberly Sluis as vice presidents, effective Feb. 1.

North Central College has named Marty Sauer as vice president for enrollment management and athletics and Kimberly Sluis ’99 as vice president for student affairs and dean of students.

Sauer is the College’s dean of admission and financial aid and Sluis is dean of students. The promotions are effective Feb. 1, the day Laurie Hamen, North Central College vice president for enrollment management, athletics and student affairs, begins serving as the ninth president of Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall delivers MLK prayer breakfast address

Marshall with President Troy Hammond
NeAngela Marshall '04 with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office was keynote speaker at the College’s MLK prayer breakfast.

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall delivered an inspiring address about the power of words to students, faculty, staff and guests at the College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. prayer breakfast Jan. 20.

Marshall graduated from North Central in 2004 with a major in organizational communication and went on to earn a law degree. She is an assistant state’s attorney in the Domestic Violence Division of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, where she handles prosecutions related to crimes of sexual violence and child abuse.

Rena Schergen '07

Rena Schergen is an archivist at the Archdiocese of St. Louis. She earned her master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Shawn Campbell '93

Shawn Campbell is founder and manager of CHIRP Radio in Chicago. CHIRP is a volunteer-driven, online community radio station that focuses on music, arts and culture. Campbell may be reached at shawnc718@yahoo.com.

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.”

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