North Central College - Naperville, IL

Alum earns state's highest education honor

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 wins Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 gets to go to NASA Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala. He’ll also get to meet President Obama and the first lady at a White House dinner in the spring. He may even be invited to throw out the first pitch at a Cubs game.

Those are some of the perks that come with being named the Illinois Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012. The Illinois State Board of Education announced the award Oct. 22 during the Those Who Excel banquet in Normal.

North Central College invites public to free presentation on benefits of learning Chinese

John Robinson
North Central College invites the public to a free presentation Nov. 2 on the benefits of learning the Chinese language.

North Central College invites the public to a free presentation Nov. 2 on the benefits of learning the Chinese language.

The presentation, “Why Chinese?” will feature three guest speakers who speak fluent Chinese and who are Chicago-area managers of international business operations. The presentation will be particularly beneficial to high school and college-aged students considering Chinese studies, and for adults considering learning to use Chinese in their careers.

North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst named Illinois Teacher of the Year

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
The Illinois State Board of Education has named North Central alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst recipient of the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

Oct. 24, 2011—North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Stumpenhorst earned his undergraduate degree in social science and secondary education at North Central College. He 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 students prepare for careers in health sciences and medicine

Rebecca Kirk
North Central pre-health students receive preparation in academics, research opportunities, field experiences, personal counseling and placement assistance.

Oct. 19, 2011—At North Central College, pre-health students get a full dose of preparation: academics, research opportunities, field experiences, personal counseling and placement assistance.

Rebecca Kirk, a junior with majors in biochemistry and psychology, has had her heart set on becoming a doctor for as long as she can remember. “I’ve wanted to become a pediatrician since the day I was born,” she says.

Chemical & Engineering News features new chemical microscopy degree

Marissa Bartz and Charles A. Zona
North Central College’s new chemical microscopy degree is featured in Chemical & Engineering News, a publication of the American Chemical Society.

North Central College’s new chemical microscopy degree is featured in a two-page spread in the Oct. 17 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, a journal of the American Chemical Society.

The article describes how North Central College is offering the nation’s first four-year degree in chemical microscopy through a partnership with Hooke College of Applied Sciences in Westmont.

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.

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’s Res/Rec Center achieves LEED Silver Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council awarded LEED Silver Certification to North Central’s innovative and environmentally friendly Residence Hall/Recreation Center.

Sept. 7, 2011—The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has awarded LEED Silver Certification to North Central College’s innovative and environmentally friendly Residence Hall/Recreation Center (Res/Rec).

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

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.

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