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North Central College senior directs “Wasteland” set during the Vietnam War

Brody Long '19 and director Sean Michael Mohler '16
Sean Michael Mohler ’16 directs his rendition of “Wasteland,” a suspenseful drama about two U.S. soldiers held captive underground during the Vietnam War.

North Central College features the direction of senior Sean Michael Mohler Oct. 21, 22 and 24 in his rendition of “Wasteland,” a play by Susan Felder about two U.S. prisoners during the Vietnam War.

Three performances of “Wasteland” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 22 and 24 in the theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St. Tickets are $5/adults and $3/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College graduates pursue careers in cutting-edge nanotechnology field

Chris Boffa ’15 and Abby Hooper ’08
Three recent graduates are pursuing careers in the cutting-edge field of nanotechnology research, and one has secured three patents.

Landing a position in research in the cutting-edge field of nanotechnology may seem like an unattainable dream job for many graduates right out of college. But for North Central College alumni, it’s becoming a bit of business as usual.

Three Cardinal alumni—Abby Hooper ’08, Chris Boffa ’15 and Daisy Lauriano ’15—are working at Nanophase Technologies Corporation. The Romeoville, Ill.-based company grew out of Argonne National Laboratory in 1989, where some of the earliest research in the nanotech space was taking place.

Rebecca Heinen earns two awards at the 2015 Honors Convocation

Rebecca Heinen ’15
Rebecca Heinen ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Mathematics and the Outstanding Student in Science awards at North Central College.

Rebecca Heinen ’15, daughter of Christine Heinen of Sparta, Ill., was honored with two awards during Honors Day in May at North Central College. They include the Outstanding Major in Mathematics and the Outstanding Student in the Division of Science awards.

Rebecca graduated in June from North Central College with majors in mathematics and economics. She is a graduate of Sparta High School.

At North Central, Rebecca was a member of the College Scholars Honors Program and conducted research for an honors thesis. Her name regularly appeared on the Dean’s List of scholars.

Meghan Pickett earns Outstanding Major in Psychology Award

Meghan Pickett ’15
Meghan Pickett ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Meghan Pickett ’15, daughter of Lawrence and Julie Pickett of Macomb, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Psychology Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Meghan graduated in June from North Central College with a major in psychology and minor in leadership. She is a graduate of Macomb High School.

Laura Olejniczak earns Outstanding Major in Applied Mathematics Award

Laura Olejniczak ’15
Laura Olejniczak ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Applied Mathematics Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Laura Olejniczak ’15, of Lemont, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Applied Mathematics Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Laura graduated in June from North Central College with a major in applied mathematics and minor in economics. She is a graduate of Lemont Township High School.

Jane McCullough earns Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award

Jane McCullough ’15
Jane McCullough ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Jane McCullough ’15, daughter of Joseph and Sheila McCullough of Bloomington, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Biochemistry Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Jane graduated in June from North Central College with a major in biochemistry and minor in Spanish. She is a graduate of University High School.

Eva Shinikova earns Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award

Eva Shinikova ’15
Eva Shinikova ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Eva Shinikova ’15, daughter of Radoslav and Silviya Shinikova of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Actuarial Science Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Eva graduated in June from North Central College with a major in chemistry and minors in actuarial science, finance and economics. She is a graduate of Downers Grove South High School.  

At North Central, Eva was a member of the College Scholars Honors Program and conducted independent research for her honors thesis. Her name regularly appeared on the Dean’s List of scholars.

Daniella Martinez earns Outstanding Major in Chemistry Award

Daniella Martinez ’15
Daniella Martinez ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Chemistry Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Daniella Martinez ’15, daughter of Jose and Juana Martinez of Aurora, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Chemistry Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Daniella graduated in June from North Central College with a major in chemistry and minor in mathematics. She is a graduate of Aurora East High School.

Bryan Cardwell earns Outstanding Major in Physics Award

Bryan Cardwell ’15
Bryan Cardwell ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Physics Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Bryan Cardwell ’15, son of Jeffrey and Katharine Cardwell of Naperville, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Physics Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Bryan graduated in June from North Central College with a major in physics and minor in mathematics. His name regularly appeared on the Dean’s List of scholars.  

Brett Bush earns Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award

Brett Bush ’15
Brett Bush ’15 received the Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award during North Central College’s 2015 Honors Convocation.

Brett Bush ’15, son of Timothy and Molly Bush of Clarendon Hills, was awarded the Outstanding Major in Computer Science Award during Honors Day in May at North Central College.

Brett graduated in June from North Central with a major in computer science and minor in psychology. He is a graduate of Benet Academy.  

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