North Central College - Naperville, IL

Alex Knobloch '10

Alex Knobloch ’10 is attending the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, where he’ll pursue a medical degree through the U.S. Ai

Alex Knobloch ’10 is attending the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, where he’ll pursue a medical degree through the U.S. Air Force. He hopes to practice family medicine as a primary care physician.“I’ve obtained both the foundational training in biology and the other sciences needed for my medical career while pursuing my love of competitive running and playing with the College’s pep band,” says Knobloch.

Christi Thigpen M '10

Christi Thigpen M ’10 received the special “fist bump” from President Hal Wilde that was a distinguishing finale for the Class of 2010.

Christi Thigpen M ’10 received the special “fist bump” from President Hal Wilde that was a distinguishing finale for the Class of 2010. Wilde underwent surgery in May after a hand injury, preventing him from shaking the hands of all 598 degree recipients. Currently a special education teacher at Downers Grove South High School, Thigpen received a master’s in education and hopes to pursue a career in school administration as a dean or student activities director.

North Central NOW Fall 2010

Derek Sulo '10

Derek Sulo ’10, plans to juggle an internship in exercise science at Northwestern University.

Derek Sulo ’10, plans to juggle an internship in exercise science at Northwestern University along with playing Cardinal football for his final year of eligibility. After a season-ending injury in 2009, the star defensive back and team captain hopes to help the Cardinals pursue a fifth straight CCIW title. “I’m really looking forward to it; it’s going to be a lot of fun,” he says.

North Central NOW Fall 2010

Dominic Sulo '10

Dominic Sulo ’10, a marketing and management major, landed a position in his desired career field: commercial real estate.

Dominic Sulo ’10, a marketing and management major, landed a position in his desired career field: commercial real estate. In July, he began working as a sales agent for Marcus and Millichap, a real estate investment brokerage firm in Oak Brook, IL. The star rusher and Gagliardi Trophy nominee plans to return to Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium for football season as a spectator. “I’m going to be there as much as I can to watch my brother play his final year,” he says.

North Central NOW Fall 2010

Danielle Cifonie '10

After a busy four years on campus, Danielle Cifonie ’10 obtained a teaching job in the very competitive Teach For America program.

After a busy four years on campus, Danielle Cifonie ’10 obtained a teaching job in the very competitive Teach For America program. She has been assigned to Kansas City, MO, for her position. With an organizational communication major and leadership minor, she was involved with residence life, College Union Activities Board, ministry and service, Blue Key Honor Society and admission student ambassadors and was honored with the Carleen Verstraete Resident Student Award for 2010.

Jeannette Clark '10

Jeannette Clark ’10 may be a new graduate in elementary education, but she’s no stranger to the education process, which is probably why she achieved the honor

Jeannette Clark ’10 may be a new graduate in elementary education, but she’s no stranger to the education process, which is probably why she achieved the honor of 2010 Outstanding Major in Elementary Education. While raising her three children, Clark served for 16 years as a member of the Indian Prairie School District 204 Board of Education. After providing insightful leadership to one of Illinois’ largest school districts, she finished her undergraduate degree and is interviewing for teaching jobs.

Michael Gross '10

Michael Gross ’10 found he had the right combination of talents to land a great job in a tough economy.

Michael Gross ’10 found he had the right combination of talents to land a great job in a tough economy. With an international business major, Chinese minor and experience studying and interning in Beijing, Gross landed an internship with The Boeing Company. Then he was offered the opportunity to enter the company’s prestigious leadership development program in Seattle. He moved west in June. “There were 10 other candidates for the program but only one knew Chinese,” says Gross, the 2010 Outstanding Major in International Business.

Farah Hassan Ahmedi '10

Farah Hassan Ahmedi ’10 wanted to become the first in her family to earn a college degree.

Farah Hassan Ahmedi ’10 wanted to become the first in her family to earn a college degree, and after completing two summer school classes, Ahmedi officially received her bachelor’s degree in international business and management in August.

She participated in Commencement but “when my summer school is over, I want to put my gown on again to really celebrate,” says Ahmedi. She was not able to attend classes during spring term because she was married June 3, 2009, and gave birth to a baby boy, Jusuv Elham Hassan, in May.

Cardinal Green becomes a Sustainable Strategy

The word “sustainability” has become much more than an abstract concept around the campus of North Central College. Managing resources in a more responsible way in a global environment is a practice that has become entrenched in the operation of the institution.

It's Time to Celebrate!

North Central College is making plans to celebrate its Sesquicentennial! The academic year 2011-2012 promises to be a memorable milestone for the College, with special events, publications and displays on campus designed to remind alumni, students, faculty, friends and community members of the rich traditions that began with the founding of humble Plainfield College 150 years ago in 1861.

Syndicate content