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North Central graduate nominated for national broadcasting award

North Central College student broadcaster Lucas Mitzel of Aurora has been nominated for a national award.

Aug. 26, 2011—North Central College student broadcaster Lucas Mitzel of Aurora has been nominated for a national award.

Mitzel is nominated in the Best Radio Podcast category of the annual Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards.
 

North Central anthropology student, Field Museum intern earns scholarship

Gloria Levitt and Amanda Marolf
North Central College anthropology student Amanda Marolf has been awarded the 2011 Gloria Levitt Scholarship for Anthropology.

Aug. 23, 2011—North Central College anthropology student Amanda Marolf of Naperville, who interns at The Field Museum in Chicago, has been awarded the College’s 2011 Gloria Levitt Scholarship for Anthropology.

Marolf, a junior, was awarded the $1,000 scholarship for her work in The Field Museum’s Anthropology Collections during the summer. She’ll continue her internship in the fall.
 

Trustee, alumna Maria Wynne honored as Chicago executive of the year

Maria Wynne
Trustee and alumna Maria Wynne is being honored by the Public Relations Society of America Chicago chapter.

North Central College Trustee Maria Wynne, a 1977 alumna of the College, is being honored by the Public Relations Society of America Chicago chapter as Chicago Executive of the Year.

Wynne is CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. In announcing the award, the group noted that under Wynne’s leadership the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana has experienced a 1 percent membership increase, defying a national trend of decreased membership for first-year merged Girl Scout councils.

MAEd alumna named principal of Romeoville school

Alyson Ewald
North Central College alumna Alyson Ewald has been named principal of R.C. Hill Elementary School in Romeoville.

North Central College alumna Alyson Ewald has been named principal of R.C. Hill Elementary School in Romeoville, the Valley View School District has announced.

Ewald earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from North Central College, which is aligned with the national leadership standards and leads to eligibility for Type 75 General Administrative Certification.

Ewald has been at R.C. Hill since 2003, most recently as assistant principal and earlier as a fourth-grade teacher.

Life Trustee William Abe honored by the Council of Independent Colleges

William Abe
North Central College Life Trustee William Abe was honored by the Council of Independent Colleges with its 2011 Outstanding Service Award.

North Central College Life Trustee William Abe of Naperville, a 1950 alumnus of the College, was honored by the Council of Independent Colleges with its 2011 Outstanding Service Award during the organization’s annual State Fund Members Conference on May 3.

Abe’s career in financial management and consulting spanned 58 years. He rose to the top of his profession with two of the largest brokerage firms in the country, Gruntal & Company and its merger partner, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company.

Alumnus Ron Smith’s new book chronicles “on this day” in oldies history

Ronald Smith ‘75 has written a book that provides information on events related to oldies music for every day of the year.

Ronald Smith, a 1975 alumnus of North Central College, has written a book that provides an extensive collection of information on events related to oldies music for every day of the year.

Lynda Buric Elliott '70

Lynda Buric Elliott published “Children’s Songs of the Southwest” in 2010. Her 25 original compositions were written for preschool-aged children at Pinnacle Presbyterian Day School in Scottsdale, AZ, where she is a musician-educator. “The songs are intended to be fun and educational, giving information in a musical way about the Southwest and the people and animals that live there. The songs also allow children to explore the range of their voices and teach a variety of music concepts,” she says. Lynda may be reached at desert.home@cox.net.

Sarah Levine '05

Sarah Levine is a clinical research associate at ICON Clinical Research in Chicago. She works in pharmaceutical drug development and travels to sites involved in clinical research. She ensures the collection of quality data in clinical trials as well as the safety of patients enrolled in the trials. She may be reached at sjlevine@yahoo.com.

Rae Ann Steinhebel '70 Hoehn

Rae Ann Steinhebel Hoehn has been teaching art in the Fox Valley area of suburban Chicago since 1970 and is now using the Web to expand her classroom. She has developed a series of lessons and a blog for aspiring artists who want to learn from home. Among her students are home-schooled children and their parents. “This is a great thing because I can have a homeschool class from Maine to Texas or Iowa,” she says. “Or I can teach those who cannot get to my classes because of work schedules even if we each live in the Fox Valley area.

Brandon Townsend '05

Brandon Townsend is the full-time assistant baseball coach at Concordia University Chicago in Forest Park, IL. He’ll work with the pitching staff and help with recruiting. His coaching career began in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) with one-year stints as pitching coach at North Park University, and varsity pitching coach, head JV coach and recruiting coordinator at North Central College. He was then with Central College in Pella, IA, for three seasons where he served as the team’s pitching coach.

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