North Central College - Naperville, IL

Trustee, benefactor Judy Stevenson was "one of a kind"

North Central Trustee was a caring mother, sucessful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central.

North Central College Life Trustee Judy Stevenson will be remembered for being a caring mother, a successful entrepreneur and business leader, a friend of the arts and a generous benefactor of North Central College and many other causes.

Stevenson died Monday, June 28, 2010, after a long battle with emphysema and related illnesses. She was a fifth-generation Napervillian.

Faculty and students co-present at educators institute

Faculty and students co-present at educators institute

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Susan Mack, visiting instructor of education, and new graduates Sandy Moller ’10 and Jessica Mateo ’10 were co-presenters of a workshop titled “Preparing Teachers for Diversity in Classroom Management” at ACI’s Center for Success in High-Need Schools Summer Institute for Educators on June 18 at Trinity Christian College. Moller was the 2010 Outstanding Major in Spanish at North Central’s 2010 Honors Convocation and Mateo graduated with a degree in elementary education.


Paloma Martinez-Cruz receives Dissinger faculty scholarship

Paloma Martinez-Cruz receives Dissinger faculty scholarship

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During the May 27 faculty meeting, the winner of this year’s Clarence F. Dissinger Award for Faculty Scholarship was awarded to Paloma Martinez-Cruz, assistant professor of Spanish. The award recognizes Martinez-Cruz for her newly titled manuscript, “From East L.A. to Anahuac: Women and Knowledge in Mesoamerica,” published by the University of Arizona Press and due in October. Her book has received glowing reviews.


North Central hosts Latin Film Festival, features several films

North Central College's student club Fusión Española is sponsoring the showing of several films during its Latin Film Festival.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

May 3, 2010--North Central College's student club Fusión Española is sponsoring the showing of several films during its Latin Film Festival May 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20 and 25. All screenings are free and will be shown in the College's Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville.

Visitors invited to annual International Festival Feb. 14

North Central College invites people of all ages to the College's 14th Annual International Festival on Feb. 14.

Contact: Nancy Dunker, associate director of public relations, 630-637-5306

Jan. 18, 2010--North Central College invites people of all ages to experience the many cultures from around the world and in the community at the College's 14th Annual International Festival on Feb. 14. Visitors can sample authentic international cuisine, enjoy ethnic dancing to live music and join in on games and crafts from around the world.

2009 Lincoln Laureate

2009's Lincoln Laureate, Stephanie Ryding ’10, is known for her high achievements both inside and outside the classroom. North Central’s faculty selected Ryding as the College’s 2009 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. She was honored during an awards ceremony on November 7 in Springfield, IL.

2009 Lincoln Laureate is standout in academics, athletics, student activities

2009 Lincoln Laureate is standout in academics, athletics, student activities

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Stephanie Ryding ’10 was named the College’s 2009 Lincoln Laureate, an annual award that honors outstanding seniors at four-year degree-granting institutions in Illinois. North Central faculty selected Ryding as the College’s top senior for her excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities. Ryding was honored during an awards ceremony on Nov. 7 in Springfield, Ill. She carries a triple major in management, international business and Spanish with a near-perfect cumulative GPA.


Paloma Martinez-Cruz leads conference

Paloma Martinez-Cruz leads conference

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Paloma Martinez-Cruz, assistant professor of Spanish, co-led an all-women’s retreat titled “The World on our Own Terms” at Zen Community of Chicago on Oct. 2-4.


New tenure-track faculty

New tenure-track faculty

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North Central College appointed three new full-time, tenure-track faculty for the 2009-2010 academic year. They are: •    Alberto Fonseca, assistant professor of Spanish. Previously a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Kansas and at Virginia Tech, Fonseca specializes in 19th and 20th century Latin American literature and instruction in Spanish at all levels. He holds a B. A. in literature from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, an M.A. in history from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D.


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