Richard Guzman, professor of English and coordinator of master in liberal studies program, served as a nominator for the new Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.
Richard Guzman, professor of English and coordinator of master in liberal studies program, served on the Committee of Nominators and Selectors for the new Chicago Literary Hall of Fame, which held its first induction ceremony Nov. 20, hosted by the Chicago Writers Association at Northeastern University in Chicago. The ceremony drew together some of Chicago’s greatest writers to honor Saul Bellow, Lorraine Hansberry, Gwendolyn Brooks, Nelson Algren, Richard Wright and Studs Terkel.
Graduate students enrolled in the new Administration of Higher Education class are learning their lessons from a real pro.
Graduate students enrolled in the new Administration of Higher Education class are learning their lessons from a real pro. Preparing these aspiring future leaders in higher education is Gary Ireland, now director of student development and assistant dean of students.
Formerly the College’s dean of students, Ireland is now sharing his 25 years of experience by teaching graduate-level classes and mentoring graduate assistants. Most of the students in his fall term class are specializing in the new higher education leadership track within the master of leadership studies program.
A stormy forecast on June 12 provided the perfect opportunity to enlist the air-conditioned and roomy environment of the new Res/Rec Center for the College’s 145th Commencement. After a few adjustments to the traditional procession and with the help of audio-visual equipment, the 598 graduates who attended and their families and friends enjoyed the ceremony while thunder boomed outside.
The College recognized Peter Barger and Cheryl Horton at its annual Service Awards celebration May 21 as recipients of the Ruth C. Dissinger Awards for administrative manager and administrative support staff, respectively.
As coordinator of North Central’s 2010 Institutional Self-Study, in addition to his roles as director of institutional assessment and accreditation, dean of graduate and continuing education and professor of economics and finance, Barger fit the criteria for this award, going above and beyond job expectations in support of the College.