North Central College - Naperville, IL

Rebecca Radavich

When Rebecca was awarded a North Central transfer scholarship, she knew she was meant to be part of the North Central family.  

Rebecca’s love of working with others led her to the field of communication, but she quickly narrowed it down to organizational communication.

“Communication can be such a broad major at some colleges, but the separation of different communication majors at North Central helped me understand which route I wanted to study and how I wanted to use my degree.”

Because of the writing and communication skills Rebecca gained in her classes, she feels prepared to excel in any setting, whether at a small nonprofit organization or large corporation. The skills she developed in organizational communication are applicable across various career paths.

Rebecca will kick off her career with an internship in the Disney College Program as a character performer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, to explore both theatre and a potential future in corporate Disney.

“North Central has provided a solid foundation to build a future and achieve my goals.” 

Rebecca Radavich earns Outstanding Major in Organizational Communication

Rebecca Radavich ’15
Rebecca Radavich received the Outstanding Major in Organizational Communication Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Rebecca Radavich ’15, daughter of John and Bernice Radavich of Lemont, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Organizational Communication Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Rebecca, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in organizational communication and theatre. She is a graduate of Lemont Township High School.

She participated in several musical theatre productions at the College, including “Bye Bye Birdie” and “Evita.” She consistently earned honors on the College’s Dean’s List.

Young theatre alumni land major roles, earn national and local success

Savanna Richardson '14, Garrett Lutz '12, Daryn Harrell '12, David Musselman '12
North Central College theatre alumni give “mesmerizing … winning performance(s)” on professional stages as singers, actors, playwright and stunt performer.

North Central students have continually proven that the opportunities they’ve had in college have prepared them for success. This fall, some of North Central’s youngest theatre alumni have earned prestige on the professional stage.

Chicago director leads students in “A Streetcar Named Desire” Oct. 8-11

Seniors Colleen DeRosa and Samantha Hess
North Central College features student actors and crew in the Pulitzer Prize-winning American tragedy “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams.

North Central College features student actors in the drama “A Streetcar Named Desire” by American playwright Tennessee Williams Oct. 8-11.

Five performances of “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-10 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11 in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

New faculty dean Dr. Abiodun Goke-Pariola has vision for building on success

Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola
No “status quo” with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola.

Talking with North Central College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, Dr. Abiodun “G-P” Goke-Pariola, there are a few words you won’t hear—like “status quo.” He pursued the position as leader of academic affairs knowing that his challenge will be to elevate the reputation of the faculty and academic programs, which in quality far exceeds similar and better-known institutions. It’s a goal that excites him.

Chicago director leads students in “A Streetcar Named Desire” Oct. 8-11

Madden Theatre in the Fine Arts Center
North Central College features student actors and crew in the Pulitzer Prize-winning American tragedy “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams.

North Central College features student actors in the drama “A Streetcar Named Desire” by American playwright Tennessee Williams Oct. 8-11.

Four performances of “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-1 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 in Madden Theatre at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College begins academic year with record number of first-year students

First-years cheer at a pep rally Sept. 9
North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

North Central College began the 2015-2016 academic year Sept. 14 with a record number of first-year students.

“The Class of 2019 is truly an impressive result in a competitive recruiting marketplace,” says North Central College President Troy Hammond.

Madelyn DePorter ’15 earns Outstanding Major in Theatre Award

Madelyn DePorter was awarded the Outstanding Major in Theatre during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Madelyn DePorter ’15, daughter of Jeffrey and Stacy DePorter of Orion, Ill., was awarded the Outstanding Major in Theatre Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Madelyn, who graduated from North Central College in June, majored in theatre. She is a graduate of Orion High School.

She participated in several theatrical productions at North Central College, including William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and Deborah Zoe Laufer’s “Sirens.” Madelyn consistently earned honors on the College’s Dean’s List.

North Central College welcomes near record number of tenure-track faculty

Abiodun Goke-Pariola, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty
North Central’s hire of 14 tenure-track faculty for the 2015-2016 academic year is the highest in 27 years and rivals the largest class ever.

Fourteen new tenure-track faculty members—representing all academic divisions, including arts and letters, business and economics, human thought and behavior, and science—started the 2015-2016 academic year at North Central College.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central among America’s Best Colleges for 22nd year

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to U.S. News & World Report.

North Central College is among the best schools in the region at helping students realize their full potential, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

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