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New partnerships expand North Central College tradition of teacher-preparation excellence

North Central College builds upon its tradition of excellence in preparing educators by forging new partnerships with two additional school districts.

North Central College is building upon its tradition of excellence in preparing future teachers and principals by forging new partnerships with two additional school districts.

Since its founding in 1861, North Central College has been a leader in preparing generations of future educators who are able to impact student learning. With continuing national attention on the quality of educator-preparation programs, North Central College remains at the forefront of excellence in teacher training by expanding its emphasis on teacher assessment and accountability.

Emily Stewart earns Outstanding Major in Psychology Award

Emily Stewart received the Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Emily Stewart, daughter of Jon and Cheri Stewart of Dixon, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Emily has a double major in psychology and in Spanish at North Central College. She is a graduate of Dixon High School.

North Central graduate earns highly competitive Dunn Fellowship

Mark Zajac ’12, Dunn Fellow
North Central College graduate Mark Zajac has earned a spot as a policy fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office through the Dunn Fellowship program.

Recent North Central College graduate Mark Zajac ’12 of Des Plaines, Ill., has earned a spot as a policy fellow in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s Chicago office through the James H. Dunn Memorial Fellowship Program.

“I’ve always been interested in all things international, traveling to other countries and foreign affairs,” Zajac says. “This fellowship opens a lot of doors and will help me to better understand the world.”

Marion Gibney-Demaison earns Outstanding Major in Spanish Award

Marion Gibney-Demaison was awarded the Outstanding Major in Spanish Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Marion Gibney-Demaison was awarded the Outstanding Major in Spanish Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A senior, Marion is majoring in Spanish, has a minor in French and studies Latin at North Central College. In the fall, she will be begin working toward a graduate degree in translation studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

North Central seniors accepted to Nashville internship

Elisabeth Volkamer ’13 and Jessica Martin ’13
North Central College seniors Elisabeth Volkamer and Jessica Martin are chosen for internship in Nashville that empowers women to promote social justice.

North Central College seniors Elisabeth Volkamer and Jessica Martin were accepted to a 10-month internship at Belle H. Bennett House, an intentional community for the empowerment of young women at Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, TN.

The program, beginning in August, consists of 40-hour work weeks that focus on female empowerment and the eradication of racism through volunteer work, community living and internships at various organizations in the area.

King publishes article about American poet’s Spanish Civil War experiences

Patricia King, adjunct assistant professor of English
Patricia King, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of English, has article about poet Muriel Rukeyser published in international literary journal.

Patricia King, North Central College adjunct assistant professor of English, had her article, titled “‘The World is a Field of the Spanish War’: Traumatic Memory in Muriel Rukeyser’s Spanish Civil War Poetry,” published in “TAB: The Journal of Poetry and Poetics” (Vol. No. 3, 2013).

Jillian Ruggiero '09

Jillian Ruggiero was admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association. She is an assistant state’s attorney at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office in Wheaton, IL.

Medical mission inspires North Central pre-health majors

Four North Central College pre-health majors journey to Honduras for a medical mission.

Morgan Wichman ’14 always wanted to travel to Honduras with an optometrist from her hometown of Freeport, IL, for a medical mission. She decided this was the year to take a week in February for the mission—if she could find friends to travel with. It didn’t take long for three North Central friends to say “I’m in” and make plans for the World Gospel Outreach-sponsored trip.

North Central College earns White House recognition for community service

North Central College has earned a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Volunteer efforts by North Central College students, faculty and staff have earned the College a spot on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

Flamenco Festival showcases Spanish culture during February

Free flamenco dance lessons, Mondays, Jan. 28 through March 4
North Central College hosts its annual Flamenco Festival, featuring rhythmic music, lectures, dance and film from Spanish culture.

North Central College will host its sixth annual Flamenco Festival during the month of February, showcasing the emotive, rhythmic music and dance from Spanish culture. Several events are planned—including dance classes, lectures, a performance and film. All are free and open to the public.

The Flamenco Festival presents the following events:

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