North Central College - Naperville, IL

Students share unique summer internship experiences in Chicago and Naperville area

Seniors Troy Kelleher at MACLYN advertising and Steven Karnoscak at Calamos Inve
From Ravinia to the Chicago Cubs, North Central students applied their classroom knowledge to exciting internship opportunities this summer.

When students join the North Central College community, they also connect with endless internship opportunities in Chicago and the Naperville area. These students found summer experiences at prestigious organizations like the Chicago Cubs, Ravinia and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory to build their résumés and prepare for their careers. Their internships rank among the highlights of their college careers.

Kevin Prchal ’16, organizational communication major
Ravinia

College joins other smoke- and tobacco-free campuses nationwide

North Central College adopts new smoke- and tobacco-free policy on campus, beginning Dec. 1, 2015.

Beginning December 1, 2015, North Central College will initiate its smoke- and tobacco-free policy on campus. The College will join more than 1,000 other smoke- and tobacco-free campuses nationwide.

German major Louis Waldmeir ’13 parlayed study abroad and research experiences into microbrewery career

Louis Waldmeir ’13
Studying abroad and conducting research in Germany inspired Louis Waldmeir ’13 to pursue a microbrewery career at Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville.

Meet Louis Waldmeir ’13, a brewer at Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville.

North Central hosts series of events to honor, recognize its student veterans

Student veteran Meghan Sabaini ’15
North Central College supports its student veterans all year long and celebrates their service during Veteran and Military Student Appreciation Week.

North Central College supports its student veterans all year long and is celebrating their service to their country during Veteran and Military Student Appreciation Week as part of Veterans Day Nov. 11, 2015. The College proudly honors and recognizes its 25 student veterans and five ROTC cadets this fall by hosting a variety of events for its student veterans and the campus community.  

Follow Professor Hamalis online during his Fulbright fellowship in South Korea

Perry Hamalis
Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion, shares his academic experiences as Fulbright Fellow on his blog.

Perry Hamalis, North Central College Cecelia Schneller Mueller Professor of Religion and associate professor of religious studies, was awarded a 12-month Fulbright Teaching and Research Fellowship with the United Graduate School of Theology at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. His service as a Fulbright Fellow began in August 2015 and runs through July 2016.

English major and successful writer Rachel Louis Snyder ’92 is outstanding alumna

Rachel Louis Snyder ’92
Rachel Louis Snyder ’92—writer, professor and radio commentator—receives North Central College’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award at Homecoming celebration.

At its Homecoming celebration this fall, North Central College honored 1992 alumna Rachel Louis Snyder with an Outstanding Alumni Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes one or more alumni who have excelled in their careers and demonstrated service to the community and to North Central College.

Accounting and political science 1980 graduate Joe Mallon is outstanding alumnus

Joseph Mallon ’80, J.D., C.P.A.
Joseph Mallon ’80, J.D., C.P.A., a retired corporate tax attorney, receives North Central College’s 2015 Outstanding Alumni Award at Homecoming celebration.

At its Homecoming celebration this fall, North Central College honored 1980 alumnus Joseph Mallon with an Outstanding Alumni Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes one or more alumni who have excelled in their careers and demonstrated service to the community and to North Central College.

Biology major, top doctoral student Nate Montgomery ’00 is outstanding alumnus

Nathan Montgomery '00, M.D., Ph.D.
Nathan Montgomery '00, M.D., Ph.D., receives North Central College’s 2015 Alumni Recognition Award at Homecoming celebration.

At its Homecoming celebration this fall, North Central College honored 2000 alumnus Nathan Montgomery, M.D., Ph.D., with an Alumni Recognition Award. Presented annually, the award recognizes potential for success in a career, community service or support of North Central College by younger alumni.

North Central College honors this year's outstanding alumni

Rachel Louise Snyder ’92, Joseph Mallon ’80, J.D., C.P.A., and Nathan Montgomery ’00, M.D., Ph.D., are honored for excelling in their careers and their service.

This year’s three outstanding North Central College alumni may have seemed unlikely award winners when they first came to campus as freshmen. One was a high school dropout and two came to run and be part of championship cross country and track and field teams.

Not so many years later, each one has achieved great success in their professional careers. Each is a testament to the lifelong value of a liberal arts education.

Members of North Central’s German Club mentor local high school students

German Club members
German Club students work with District 308 high schools as part of an outreach program to promote the German language and culture.

There is a lot to learn about the German culture besides “Guten tag,” wurst sausage and lederhosen. North Central College’s German Club has learned the language, researched the lifestyle and even studied abroad for the full experience.

With their knowledge and personal stories, members of the German Club have worked to create an outreach program with local high schools to encourage young students to continue taking German into their college career.

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