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Colleges of Distinction says North Central excels at preparing graduates for success

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

North Central College is recognized for excellence in the 2014-2015 Colleges of Distinction directory.

Colleges of Distinction is a guide that considers the views of guidance counselors, educators and admission professionals to honor colleges that excel in four areas of undergraduate education: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The 15th annual edition praises North Central College and its commitment to those four core values.

Magazine highlights artwork of North Central College alumna Monika Wulfers

The world-renowned artwork of North Central College alumna Monika Wulfers is showcased in an online magazine.

The world-renowned artwork of North Central College alumna Monika Wulfers is showcased in an online magazine.

Wulfers—a 1968 graduate of North Central College who was born in Berlin, Germany—is among the leading female minimalist and conceptual artists of her time, author Daniel Tiffany wrote in the July 13 edition of Hypoallergic magazine. The publication bears the motto “Sensitive To Art & Its Discontents.”

Psychology professor Karl Kelley featured in article about excellence in teaching

North Central College psychology professor Karl Kelley is featured in an article about excellence in teaching.

North Central College psychology professor Karl Kelley is featured in an article about excellence in teaching.

The article, “Class Acts: How Top Teachers Help Students Achieve Their Goals Both In and Out of the Classroom,” appears in the new issue of West Suburban Living Magazine.

North Central College alumnus Tom Musgrave finalist for CIO of the year award

North Central College alumnus Tom Musgrave has been named a finalist for a 2014 Georgia CIO of the Year Award.

North Central College alumnus Tom Musgrave has been named a finalist for a 2014 Georgia CIO of the Year Award.

Chief information officers and those in equivalent positions are selected based on their contributions in innovation, leadership, business value and community involvement. Winners will be announced Oct. 31 at the 16th Annual Georgia CIO of the Year Awards breakfast at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta.

North Central College Teach First program inspires future educators

Abel Sanchez and Guadalupe Gallardo Escobedo
A North Central College program that helps prepare future educators is a model for a new program to improve opportunities for all first-generation students.

A North Central College program that helps prepare future educators is serving as a model for a new program to improve opportunities for all the College’s first-generation students.

Teach First—which aims to recruit and retain first-generation college students who want to become teachers—was launched at North Central in 2008. Six years later it’s serving as a model for Cardinal First that launches in fall 2014.

Education alumna to administer principal-preparation grant for East Aurora schools

Mavis DeMar
North Central College education alumna Mavis DeMar ’79 has been named to a newly created administrative post in East Aurora School District 131.

North Central College education alumna Mavis DeMar ’79 has been named to a newly created administrative post in East Aurora School District 131.

DeMar was promoted from her position as principal of Hermes Elementary School in Aurora. In her new role she will oversee a collaborative program between East Aurora and North Central College to prepare future principals.

Educators are among first to complete College’s new principal-preparation program

Six candidates are the first to complete North Central College’s newly redesigned principal-preparation program.

Heather Schild learned a lot about leadership and the responsibilities of being a school principal while she studied for her master’s degree in education (MAEd) at North Central College.

For two years while enrolled in North Central’s principal-preparation program, Schild worked as an Instructional Coordinator in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 and reported directly to Naperville North High School Principal Kevin Pobst.

“I thought North Central’s program was rigorous and provided a lot of authentic experiences,” Schild says.

North Central College welcomes three new members to Board of Trustees

North Central College welcomes three new members to its Board of Trustees: Kathryn Birkett, Robin Boren and Thomas Harter Sr.

North Central College has welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees: Kathryn Birkett of Geneva and Naperville residents Robin Boren and Thomas Harter Sr.

Birkett has served as superintendent of schools for Indian Prairie School District 204 since July 2009. She retires in June after dedicating more than three decades to the district, including serving as a teacher, assistant principal, principal and assistant deputy superintendent.

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster to deliver Commencement address at North Central College

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Illinois, will be the speaker for North Central College’s 149th Commencement June 14.

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a scientist and businessman representing the 11th Congressional District of Illinois, will be the speaker for North Central College’s 149th Commencement on June 14 and receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Authors featured at Feb. 25 North Central College Emerging Writers Reading Series

The public is invited to hear two authors featured Feb. 25 at North Central College’s Emerging Authors Reading Series.

The public is invited to hear two authors featured Feb. 25 at North Central College’s Emerging Authors Reading Series.

The event will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the College’s Koten Chapel at Kiekhofer Hall, 329 E. School St., Naperville. Featured authors are Eric Elshtain, a Chicago-based poet, publisher and educator; and Sandy Marchetti, a Naperville writer and 2007 alumna of North Central College.

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