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AMA chapter receives Honorable Mention in marketing contest

Photo, l. to r.: Brett Hulett, Jon Tinman, Tim Shoemaker (executive coach and se
North Central’s American Marketing Association (AMA) chapter earns Honorable Mention at contest, finishing in the top 25 internationally.

Feb. 4, 2011—North Central’s collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) earned an Honorable Mention award in the Annual International Case Competition. For the third consecutive year, North Central’s chapter placed in the top 25 internationally.

The AMA Case Competition is a yearlong event that brings top marketing students together to work on a marketing challenge submitted by a sponsoring organization. This year’s sponsor is Nintendo.

Mock Trial team wins awards at invitational tourney

Senior Josh Bailey, named Outstanding Attorney
North Central’s Mock Trial team wins civility award and senior Josh Bailey is named Outstanding Attorney at national invitational tournament.

Feb. 4, 2011—North Central’s Mock Trial team competed at the 23rd annual National Invitational Tournament at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 28-29. The tournament is the largest and most challenging contest the team faces all year. Of the 70 participating teams, 50 earned bids to last season’s national competition.

Psychology professor keynote speaker at conference

Jonathan Mueller, professor of psychology, was keynote speaker at a recent convocation at Delgado Community College in New Orleans.

Jonathan Mueller, professor of psychology at North Central College, was keynote speaker at the recent Critical Thinking for Student Success convocation sponsored by Delgado Community College in New Orleans, where he delivered the address, “Developing Student Critical Thinking.”

Michelle Porcellino '05

Michelle Porcellino is a grant writer at North Central College. She joined the advancement team after working two years at the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health Initiative division of biological sciences at the University of Chicago. Previously she was a health communications fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Rockland, MD. She received her master’s degree in technical and scientific communication at Miami University in Ohio. She lives in Orland Park, IL, and may be reached at

Charles F. Lee '57

Charles F. Lee wrote a book titled “The Adventures of ICKLE, PACKY, PICKLE and GOOCH,” about the mischievous and hilarious adventures of four grammar school–aged boys growing up in the late 1920s. Designed for young readers as well as adults, the book may also be a walk down memory lane for senior adults who grew up in the late 1920s and early Depression years in the 1930s. Lee received a master’s degree in mass communication from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War.

Schacht gives talk on child development to local group

Patricia Schacht, assistant professor of psychology, gave a talk about child development and developmental milestones to local Parent Mentor Group.

Patricia Schacht, assistant professor of psychology, gave a presentation on Nov. 3 about child development and different developmental milestones to a Parent Mentor Group run by Project H.E.L.P. (Healthy Environment for Little People), which is part of a prevention group in Naperville. The mentors work with high risk mothers in the area.

Evergreen Park High School AP Psychology students visit North Central

Students in an Advanced Placement psychology class at Evergreen Park High School are visiting North Central to learn about the College’s psychology program.

Contact: Ted Slowik, Director of PR and Media Relations, 630-637-5307,

Feb. 19, 2010—Several students in an Advanced Placement psychology class taught by Elizabeth Hinde at Evergreen Park High School are visiting North Central College March 5 to learn about the College’s award-winning psychology program.

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