North Central College - Naperville, IL

Enactus students help local entrepreneur establish own business identity

Greta Karvelyte ’16, Katie Cotter ’17, Patrick Rourke ’15
North Central College business students were offered an opportunity of a lifetime—to help local business owner rebuild, restructure and launch small business.

Four North Central College business students were offered an opportunity of a lifetime—to make a difference in one man’s small, homegrown coffee shop, and help rebuild and restructure his business plan.

Greta Karvelyte ’16 especially felt her dreams of entrepreneurship coming true with this project. “My ambition has always been to own my own business,” she explains. “My parents and I moved here from Lithuania with the idea of the American dream. We’ve struggled through life, and from those struggles I’ve learned I want to be able to fulfill my own American dream.”

Enactus holds its annual holiday shopping event after Thanksgiving

Enactus will feature many fair- and direct-trade products during its holiday shopping event, Nov. 29-30, at the 116 S. Brainard House.

Enactus will hold a holiday shopping event, featuring a variety of fair- and direct-trade products, after Thanksgiving on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29-30, at the 116 S. Brainard House. The store will be open noon to 4 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Among the items for purchase are:
•    Conscious Bean Coffee, whole bean and ground, from Guatemala
•    Coffee spoons and other related coffee-making materials from Guatemala
•    Handmade baskets from Kenya

Guatemalan civil rights activists featured in double lecture

Visit Human Rights Week Tent Sale before Oct. 15 lecture
North Central College hosts Oct. 15 lecture, “Poverty, Medicine and Human Rights in Guatemala,” by two citizens who serve, work with the poor in their country.

North Central College hosts two speakers in a free lecture, titled “Poverty, Medicine and Human Rights in Guatemala,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in Smith Hall at Old Main.

The speakers are Arleth Molina, a hospital administrator in Guatemala, and her husband, Carlos Molina, a professor at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala. The husband-wife team has extensive experience working with the poor.

Devan Conness earns freshman leadership award at Honors Convocation

Human resource major Devan Conness received the Mark A. Reid Freshman Leadership Award during the 2013 Honors Convocation at North Central College.

Devan Conness, daughter of Wanda and Mark Conness, of Ottawa, Ill., was awarded the Mark A. Reid Freshman Leadership Award during Honors Day May 14 at North Central College.

A freshman, Devan is majoring in human resource management at North Central College. She is a graduate of Ottawa Township High School.

Amanda Marek is the 2013 Outstanding Senior Woman

Amanda Marek ’13
Amanda Marek is chosen North Central College’s 2013 Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the Class of 2013.

Amanda Marek, a North Central College senior and resident of Bridgeview, was named the College’s Outstanding Senior Woman, the highest award presented to a member of the Class of 2013.

North Central College recognized Marek during its annual Honors Convocation on May 14 for her success in the classroom, her involvement and contributions to the campus community outside the classroom, and her future potential.

Students partner with local school to create learning gardens for children

North Central College’s Enactus is partnering with Lowe’s Naperville home improvement retail store to create learning gardens for a community childhood center.

North Central College’s student organization Enactus is partnering with employee volunteers at Lowe’s Naperville home improvement retail store to create learning gardens for a community childhood center.

North Central’s 17th annual International Festival is Jan. 27

College's German Club hosts booth about German culture
North Central College welcomes members of the community to its annual International Festival Jan. 27 to experience different cultures from around the world.

For 17 years, North Central College has welcomed members of the community to its annual International Festival to experience different cultures from around the world and around the corner. This year’s International Festival takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the College’s Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St., Naperville.

Early-bird holiday shopping at NCC’s Best store

Enactus (formerly SIFE) will hold its NCC’s Best Fair Trade Open House, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Nov. 15-16 and 23 at the 116 S. Brainard House.

NCC’s Best, the business arm of North Central College’s Enactus (formerly SIFE), will hold its Week 10 NCC’s Best Fair Trade Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15-16, inside the 116 S. Brainard House.

Both holiday and every-occasion shoppers are welcome to stop by, browse and purchase products from an inventory of organic, certified green, certified fair trade and direct-trade items, including coffee and various crafts produced in Central American and African countries.

Among the many items for purchase are:

North Central College students make big presentation to corporate executives

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives.

A group of North Central College students recently experienced what it’s like to make an important presentation in front of corporate executives from all over the world.

SIFE named national finalist for work on garden project

Competing team members at SIFE National Exposition in Kansas City
North Central College’s SIFE is named a Top 5 National Finalist for its work in the SIFE Lowe’s Community Improvement Challenge and awarded monetary prize.

The North Central College Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was recognized as a Top 5 National Finalist for its work in the SIFE Lowe’s Community Improvement Challenge. The project partnership was open to all SIFE USA colleges and universities, or approximately 800 schools. North Central’s SIFE was one of 35 schools that received a grant to take part in the community improvement project. Five schools were selected as national finalists and each was awarded a $5,000 prize.

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