North Central College - Naperville, IL

A Culture of Inquiry

One of the key goals of North Central College’s 2007-2012 Strategic Plan is to foster “a culture of inquiry” in which intellectually ambitious students can advance as far as their motivation and curiosity will take them.

Teaching Those Who Teach

“It’s always about the kids and it’s always been about the kids.”

That philosophy is the inspiration for Nick Guido ’09, who spent fall term student-teaching social science and history at Oswego High School. “That was the philosophy of my speech teacher in high school and it inspires me now,” says Guido. “I want to make every effort to make my passion for history come alive for my students, so they can experience what I feel. Since high school I could picture myself in front of my students.”

A Great Place in the Middle of Somewhere

North Central College is a great place in the middle of somewhere. The vibrant campus atmosphere, an enviable location in a great Midwestern city and connections to one of the world’s great cities—Chicago—are characteristics that transform the lives of the students every day and serve as a foundation for the College’s identity. While “location” offers different benefits to different people, students understand that it’s those transformations that are key to their four years at North Central College.

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