North Central College - Naperville, IL

Cherrelle Blevins

Cherrelle Blevins was surprised in September by representatives from Spark Energy who brought a donation of more than 300 music instruments to her students at Bronzeville Lighthouse Elementary Charter School in Chicago. Blevins, a music teacher, submitted a letter asking for instruments. Spark Energy and Alternative Energy Company read her request and decided to grant her wish. Each year, 3.5 million teachers spend an average of $500 out-of-pocket on classroom supplies.

Keith R.W. Matune '10

Keith R.W. Matune was elected to the Community High School District 99 Board of Education and began a four-year term in May. He continues to teach social studies and is the head gymnastics coach at Lake Park High School in Roselle, IL. He and his wife Dawn are raising their four children in Downers Grove, IL. He may be reached at kmatune@lphs.org

North Central Now Annual Report 2011

Campus signage gets a makeover

the College installed new way-finding, building identification and campus map signs in time for the Sesquicentennial Homecoming celebration

As a continuation of the College’s beautification efforts, the College installed new way-finding, building identification and campus map signs throughout campus this fall in time for the Sesquicentennial Homecoming celebration.

Naper Settlement exhibits College history

Naper Settlement’s Heritage Gallery continues to host the exhibit “150 Years: A Promising Start,” which echoes the theme of the College’s Sesquicentennial celebration. “It was  fascinating to collaborate with Naper Settlement on the development of this exhibit,” says Kim Butler, College archivist. “It’s a wonderful facility showcasing the College’s history.”

A new viewpoint for Chicago Term

The successful Chicago Term program adds a residential option for students who want to experience city life 24/7.

The successful Chicago Term program reached a long-held goal in fall 2011 of adding a residential option for students who want to experience city life 24/7. Four students shared a loft apartment in the Greek Town neighborhood while the balance of the participants continued to commute from Naperville.

Sesquicentennial Homecoming

Homecoming Parade
North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming reunited classmates from various eras and gave current students plenty to celebrate.

North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming reunited classmates from various eras and gave current students plenty to celebrate.

Alumni traveled from dozens of states to attend reunions during homecoming week. Nineteen members of the class of 1951 gathered for their 60th reunion, with attendees traveling from California, Texas, Florida and other states.

A Night to Remember

Hal and Benna Wilde, first dance
North Central College celebrates 150 years.

North Central College celebrated its Sesquicentennial in grand style Friday night, Nov. 11. More than 2,200 guests that included students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members gathered in the Residence Hall/Recreation Center for an evening of dining, dancing and entertainment.

The occasion marked the 150th anniversary of the first day of classes on Nov. 11, 1861.

Alum earns state's highest education honor

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 wins Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 gets to go to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. He’ll also get to meet President Obama and the first lady at a White House dinner in the spring. He may even be invited to throw out the first pitch at a Cubs game.

Those are some of the perks that come with being named the Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012. The Illinois State Board of Education announced the award Oct. 22 during the Those Who Excel banquet in Normal.

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