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North Central College biology alumna making career in avian research

Dana Ripper, a 1998 biology alumna of North Central College, is making a career of avian research, conservation and education.

Dana Ripper, a 1998 biology alumna of North Central College, is making a career of avian research, conservation and education.

The Naperville Sun recently featured Ripper and her work with the Missouri River Bird Observatory, an organization she co-founded.

Google internship leads to job offer for computer science, math major

North Central College student Jonathan Rascher’s experience as a summer intern with Google has led to an offer of a full-time job with the company.

Oct. 13, 2011—North Central College computer science and mathematics double major Jonathan Rascher’s experience as a summer intern with Google has led to an offer of a full-time job with the company.

North Central College awarded McCormick Foundation grant for principal preparation

North Central alumna Mavis DeMar, principal of Hermes Elementary School, Aurora.
North Central College is participating in a McCormick Foundation-funded study to help the state determine new requirements for principal preparation programs.

Sept. 15, 2011—North Central College is participating in a McCormick Foundation-funded study to help the state determine new requirements for principal preparation programs at Illinois colleges and universities.

North Central’s inclusion as a recipient of grant funds from the McCormick Foundation is the latest example of how North Central College’s undergraduate and graduate degrees in education are among the most rigorous in the State of Illinois, says Kristine Servais, associate professor of education and coordinator of master of education programs at North Central.

U.S. News & World Report names North Central among America’s Best Colleges

For the 18th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report names North Central College among “America’s Best Colleges.”

Sept. 15, 2011—For the 18th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report names North Central College among “America’s Best Colleges.”

North Central is ranked No. 23 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees.

North Central College alumnus named finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year Award

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year finalist
North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is among nine finalists for the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is among nine finalists for the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

“I’m very humbled and grateful,” Stumpenhorst said of his nomination. “We don’t go into this profession to receive recognition.”

Stumpenhorst, a 2003 graduate of North Central College, teaches language arts and social science to sixth graders at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville Community Unit School District 203. He credits his experience at North Central for helping him achieve success as an educator.

North Central College begins Sesquicentennial year with record enrollment

North Central College begins its Sesquicentennial year with record enrollment of more than 3,000 students.

Sept. 6, 2011—North Central College begins its Sesquicentennial year with a record number of students.

The College—which on Nov. 11 will mark the 150th anniversary of its 1861 founding—anticipates total enrollment to exceed 3,000 as the 2011-2012 academic year begins. The year is expected to begin with more than 2,700 undergraduate students and nearly 300 graduate students.

North Central graduate nominated for national broadcasting award

North Central College student broadcaster Lucas Mitzel of Aurora has been nominated for a national award.

Aug. 26, 2011—North Central College student broadcaster Lucas Mitzel of Aurora has been nominated for a national award.

Mitzel is nominated in the Best Radio Podcast category of the annual Collegiate Broadcasters Inc. (CBI) National Student Production Awards.
 

North Central, Hooke College of Applied Sciences first to offer degree in chemical microscopy

North Central College and Hooke College of Applied Sciences are partnering to offer the nation’s first four-year degree in chemical microscopy.

Aug. 22, 2011—North Central College in Naperville and Hooke College of Applied Sciences in Westmont are partnering to offer the nation’s first four-year degree in chemical microscopy.

MAEd alumna Regina Leeberg named to administrative post

MAEd alumna Regina Leeberg is director of Pre K-5 Literacy and Social Studies at Valley View School District 365U.

Regina Leeberg, who earned her master’s of education (MAEd) degree in leadership  and administration at North Central College, is director of Pre K-5 Literacy and Social Studies at Valley View School District (VVSD) 365U, which serves Bolingbrook and Romeoville.

Her newly created position with VVSD will place Leeberg in direct contact with teachers and building principals as she serves as a resource to help them help students achieve.

Spiritual growth important to college students, researchers tell NAC&U members

Helen and Alexander Astin
Alexander and Helen Astin delivered the keynote address for The New American Colleges and Universities’ 2011 Summer Institute at North Central College.

June 23, 2011—Colleges and universities can do a better job encouraging undergraduates to explore spirituality, preeminent higher education researchers Alexander and Helen Astin said during the keynote address for The New American Colleges and Universities’ 2011 Summer Institute at North Central College.

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