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Dale Grantman '50 Honored with Outstanding Alumni Award


Dale Grantman ’50 has distinguished himself by his successful business career, dedication to service and his loyal support of his alma mater.

A Day to Remember


October 18, 2008, was a day of historical significance for North Central College, as faculty, trustees, donors, alumni, student performers and community guests witnessed the official dedication of the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center. The formal procession was accompanied by “Joyful Noise,” original music for the occasion composed by Stephen Sturk ’72.

Ordained UMC Minister Discovers 'Tough' Retirement Duty


The Reverend Roger Stressman '44 has found one of the best retirement activities available to an ordained minister. Since 2006, he has been active in the chaplaincy program for Holland America Line ships, cruising the world in exchange for conducting Protestant worship services on Sundays and sea days, caring for families who experience illness or death, and assisting the captain with ship weddings.
He lists Australia, New Zealand, Greece, Turkey, Palestine, Italy and Norway among the countries he’s visited while “working.”

New career casts colorful future for alumnus

The career of Scott Haebich '78 has taken many twists and turns, including his most recent endeavor in co-owning and operating a glassblowing studio. For the past two years, Haebich has been working in a studio near Grand Rapids, MI, where he shapes his signature flowers, jewel-tone pumpkins and free-form bowls.

Dr. Mildred Rebstock ’42 feted for important antibiotic discovery

The North Central Now will continue to profile distinguished science division alumni as the College shapes its vision for a 21st century science facility.

Speakers Recount Memories, Passion for Civil Rights Era

Dr. Cornel West, a Princeton University professor, author and lifelong champion for racial justice, was the College’s keynote speaker for Martin Luther King Week. Speaking from the same stage and lectern in Pfeiffer Hall as King did some 50 years before, West challenged the capacity crowd to have the courage to evaluate themselves—their character, prejudices, concern for the poor—using King as their example.

North Central participates in NAC&U’s 2010 Summer Institute

North Central participates in NAC&U’s 2010 Summer Institute

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In June 2010, a team of North Central College faculty and administrators joined colleagues from 20 colleges and universities at the 14th annual Summer Institute of the New American Colleges & Universities (NAC&U), the consortium of independent and small to mid-sized institutions, of which North Central is a founding member.

2010 graduate and new teacher in the news

2010 graduate and new teacher in the news

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Recent graduate and elementary education major Jill Bushman ’10 was featured in The Beacon-News Aug. 24 on her first day of teaching 29 fourth-grade students at Aurora’s Oak Park Elementary School. Throughout her four years at North Central, Bushman was involved in Junior/Senior Scholars as a tutor, mentor, team leader and summer intern.

North Central College alumnus Kevin Manno to host show on MTV

North Central College alumnus Kevin Manno is hosting a new show on MTV this fall.

North Central College alumnus Kevin Manno is hosting a new show on MTV this fall.

Manno, who honed his radio and television skills at North Central’s award-winning radio station while majoring in broadcast communication, is set to host MTV’s new daily program “Live at 5” beginning Sept. 20. Manno is set to depart for New York from Chicago, where he has been an on-air personality at WKQX-FM, “Q101,” one of the top-rated stations in the Chicago market.

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