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North Central alumna kicks off MLK Week as Prayer Breakfast speaker

NeAngela Marshall ’04, J.D., keynotes MLK Prayer Breakfast
NeAngela Marshall, an assistant state’s attorney with Cook County and 2004 alumna, is featured speaker at North Central College’s MLK Prayer Breakfast Jan. 20.

North Central College alumna NeAngela Marshall ’04, J.D., will be the College’s featured speaker at the Jan. 20 Prayer Breakfast honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his birthday. The title of her message is “Use Your Words!” and is based on the College’s theme this year for MLK Week, “The Power of Words.”

Annual Snow Bowl fundraiser for Tyson Center is Feb. 7

Students, alumni, community members are invited to the Snow Bowl, a night of bowling and networking to benefit the Tyson Resource Center for future educators.

Community members are invited to enjoy an evening of bowling, fun and fundraising with North Central College education students and alumni to support a valuable resource for future educators.

Teach First program at North Central College is focus of video

Ruth Ramos ’04
The Dunham Fund showcases its partnership with the Teach First program in a video featuring North Central College educators and students.

The Dunham Fund has showcased its partnership with the Teach First program at North Central College in a video titled “The Dunham Fund: Proud Partner of Teach First.” It features interviews with various North Central educators, including Julie Carballo, director of the Teach First program, students who are Dunham Scholars, and two graduates who are teaching in the East Aurora District 131.

Visit dunhamfund.org or YouTube to view the video.

Gems gives talks, publishes book and article about sports history, society and identity

Gerald Gems, professor of health and physical education
Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, publishes book, co-publishes article, co-presents at universities in Sweden.

Gerald Gems, North Central College professor of health and physical education, published an article, titled “Fairy Tales? Marion Jones, C.J. Hunter and the Framing of Doping in American Newspapers,” in Sport in Society, November 2013. The article was coauthored with Gertrud Pfister of the University of Copenhagen.

Students encouraged to apply early for Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP)

Students are encouraged to file Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms early to qualify for Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) funds.

Funding for the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) has shrunk in recent years, while the number of applicants has grown, making it necessary for students to file Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms earlier than ever.

“Because we don’t have enough money to fund everyone who’s eligible for MAP, students will have the best chance of getting aid if they file their FAFSA as soon after Jan. 1 as they’re able,” says Katharine Gricevich, a spokesman for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

Kirk creates string quartet music for ringtone project

Jonathon Kirk, assistant professor of music
Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, is one of 40 classical composers commissioned to write pieces for mobile ringtone project.

Jonathon Kirk, North Central College assistant professor of music, is among 40 classical composers from around the country who were commissioned to write pieces for the Mobile Miniatures ringtone project.

North Central College students achieve Dean’s List honors for fall term

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2013 fall term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2013 fall term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0=A) for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for fall term:

Alexandra A'Hearn
Bethlehem Abdissa
Kayla Acton
Ethan Adlfinger
Carolyn Aikens
Joshua Albright
Julie Albright
Monica Alexander
Wali Ali
Alyssa Allgood
Lina Alvino
Jeffrey Andersen

Marlena Martinez ’15 is chosen for student affairs program

Marlena Martinez ’15, psychology major
North Central College junior Marlena Martinez is selected to the Undergraduate Fellows Program of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

North Central College’s Marlena Martinez, a junior psychology major from Plainfield, has been selected for a prestigious program that offers networking, mentoring and other opportunities for students who want to pursue careers as higher education administrators.

Martinez has been accepted into the 2013-2014 class of the Undergraduate Fellows Program of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, formerly known as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

Wade Balsamo ’17 wins scholarship in video contest for his inspiring story

North Central College freshman Wade Balsamo wins scholarship by media production firm in video contest that featured nonprofit organization.

Wade Balsamo, a freshman at North Central College, is the winner of a video scholarship contest sponsored by Cynthia Kay and Company (CK & CO).

Balsamo, of Barrington, is passionate about production and his efforts to promote Walk On, a philanthropic organization that provides equine-assisted activities to people with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities. Walk On helps inspire people to advance to their highest potential.

North Central College is among top colleges in shaping the next generation

Emily Padilla, a 2010 graduate in elementary education, minor in Spanish
North Central College is recognized as a top college for teacher education in Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college data.

North Central College has been recognized as a top college for teacher education in the state of Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data.

The Online College Database’s new ranking, “Top Colleges in Illinois Shaping the Next Generation,” honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals during the 2012 school year.

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