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Gems talks to NPR about public support of professional boxers

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, was a featured sports historian in an interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, was a featured sports historian in an interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered” program broadcasted May 5 on WBEZ-FM 91.5. The story, titled “In New York City, Former Boxers Find Ways To Support Each Other,” was produced by national reporter Hansi Lo Wang of NPR’s New York bureau.

English major and successful writer Rachel Louis Snyder ’92 is outstanding alumna

Rachel Louis Snyder ’92
Rachel Louis Snyder ’92—writer, professor and radio commentator—receives North Central College’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award at Homecoming celebration.

At its Homecoming celebration this fall, North Central College honored 1992 alumna Rachel Louis Snyder with an Outstanding Alumni Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes one or more alumni who have excelled in their careers and demonstrated service to the community and to North Central College.

President Emeritus Harold Wilde in the news as online author, radio guest

Harold Wilde, North Central College’s president emeritus, has op-ed about procuring commencement speakers picked up by NPR, Time.com, zocalopublicsquare.org.

Harold R. Wilde, North Central College’s president emeritus, has been in the news as an online author and radio guest.

His April 7 op-ed story about the unique challenges college presidents face in securing Commencement speakers was first published on zocalopublicsquare.org. It was subsequently published by Time.com and NPR, resulting in wide online distribution and an on-air interview on NPR’s “All Things Considered” weekend program Saturday, April 12, with guest host Tess Vigeland.

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