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North Central College begins academic year with near-record number of students

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

North Central College began the 2014-2015 academic year Sept. 15 with a near-record number of students.

Total enrollment is a near-record 2,800 undergraduates and 250 graduate students—3,050 total—eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the third straight year. The College welcomed 860 new full-time undergraduate students, up from 852 a year ago. That includes 580 first-year students, up from 529 a year ago. The 860 new undergraduates would be second only to the record-number 882 welcomed in fall 2010.

CANCELED: North Central student ensembles to perform in Fredenhagen Park Saturday

Due to inclement weather forecast, Saturday's performance by a cappella choral group Sonata Problem and the Cardinal Athletic Band in Fredenhagen is canceled.

UPDATE noon Friday, Sept. 19: Due to inclement weather forecaset for Saturday the musical performances scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. in Fredenhagen Park are canceled.

North Central launches new mobile app for students, campus community

North Central has launched its first mobile app, North Central College Mobile, giving users on-the-go access to campus information and resources.

North Central College has launched its first mobile app, North Central College Mobile. Available for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, the app places campus news, videos, maps and other resources at the fingertips of students and community members.

U.S. News & World Report ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

U.S. News & World Report magazine ranks North Central College among America’s Best Colleges for 2015.

North Central College is ranked No. 14 in the Midwest in the Regional Universities category—schools that offer a full range of undergraduate and master’s degrees. This is the 21st consecutive year U.S. News & World Report has ranked North Central College among America’s Best Colleges.

North Central College student inspires fresh confidence in young students

Danara Barlow ’15 (center) with students in Project Better
Recipient of North Central’s Mironda K. Heston Scholarship for Human Service, Danara Barlow ’15 created Project Better to inspire and prepare youth for college.

By giving hope to young residents of the Joliet neighborhood where she grew up, Danara Barlow ’15 has become a hometown hero.

As the recipient of North Central College’s 2014 Mironda K. Heston Scholarship for Human Service, Barlow was awarded a budget of $2,500 to fund work in human rights and service. With her funds, she created Project Better, a program that focuses on inspiring youth and preparing them for college.

Alums share #NCCBucketList of experiences with first-year students

Some new members of the Class of 2018
Recent North Central College alumni have recommended a “bucket list” of experiences for the new Class of 2018 students to help them become Cardinals for Life.

Recent North Central College alumni have recommended some #NCCBucketList of experiences for the new Class of 2018 students to help them become Cardinals for Life.

Here are their recommendations:  

Alumna discovers her radio fellowship has a North Central connection

Laurel White ’10
Journalism major Laurel White ’10 is named Lee Ester News Fellow at Wisconsin Public Radio, a position named for a College alumnus.

Laurel White ’10 always thought of herself as a “print” person, so she spent her years at North Central climbing the editorial ladder of the student-run newspaper, The Chronicle, and squeezing in a term as a DJ at WONC-FM 89.1.

Distinguished professionals share expertise with North Central graduate programs

North Central College’s new MBA/MIBA Advisory Board features 15 distinguished business professionals.

Entrepreneurs who have founded their own companies, senior leaders with major corporations and North Central College alumni are sharing their expertise to benefit the College’s graduate programs.

A new, 15-member Advisory Board has formed to advocate for the College’s master of business administration (MBA) and master of international business administration (MIBA) programs.

North Central College alumnus named principal of Oswego junior high school

James Martin, a 1981 graduate of North Central College, is the new principal of Plank Junior High School in Oswego.

James Martin, a 1981 graduate of North Central College, is the new principal of Plank Junior High School in Oswego.

Ole Miss hires North Central College alumnus as assistant track and field coach

The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) has hired North Central College alumnus Rafael “Ray” Williams as an assistant coach for its track and field program.

The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) has hired North Central College alumnus Rafael “Ray” Williams '95 as an assistant coach for its track and field program specializing in sprints, hurdles and relays.

Williams was head coach of the track and field and cross country programs at Lincoln University in Oxford, Penn., from 2010 to 2014.

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