North Central College - Naperville, IL

Building Communities Near and Far

Preparing involved, principled students remains at the foundation of academics and student life at North Central College. Dozens of organizations and programs engage students on campus and complement their academic journeys—with everything from pottery and square dance clubs to a roller hockey team to long established activities like student government and the North Central Chronicle.

President's Message

One of the great privileges of serving as a college president is that you get to know some extraordinary peoplestudents, faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, entrepreneurs, business executives and distinguished teachers, scientists and scholars. If you've been a president as long as I have—17 years—you may experience the joy of an acquaintanceship turning into frequent visits, lunches and dinners, and a close friendship; or watching a young person grow from student to alumnus to career success to trustee.

In True Jazz Tradition, It Started with a Good Vibe

A good vibe led to Count Basie Orchestra alumnus, jazz trombonist and composer/ arranger T.S. Galloway joining North Central College's highly acclaimed Jazz Studies Program faculty this year.

Program director and jazz drummer Jack Mouse met Galloway several years ago when Mouse's wife, jazz vocalist and North Central instructor Janice Borla, was rehearsing for a performance with the Jazz Institute of Chicago, where Galloway arranged a song for her.

Student Finds Big Adventures at a Small College

How do you combine French and chemistry with forensics, flute and community service? Sarah Brady '08 found the answer at North Central College.

SIFE Celebration

North Central's Students In Free Enterprise again qualified for national competition, scheduled for May 13-15 in Chicago. Back row from left are Jerry Thalmann, associate professor of accounting; Blake Tatroe '08, Kyle Hills '09, Jeff Cisowski '08, Morgan Brown '09, Kelli Lawrence '11, Asha Dickey '09 and Ellen Gilmore '11. Seated from left are Megan Boan '08, Brandon Hubner '08, Suzanne Jesse '11, Sunbir Gill '10, Catherine Borzym '11 and Jean Clifton, associate professor of management.

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