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North Central College’s 2014 Homecoming Celebration is nearly here! It all happens Oct. 16-19 and features many fun events—some traditional and some new.

North Central College’s 2014 Homecoming Celebration is nearly here! It happens Oct. 16-19 and features many fun events—some traditional and some new.

In a tradition we began with the Sesquicentennial in 2011, the all-class Homecoming Reunion Celebration brings together current students, alumni and friends for dinner and dancing in the spacious Res/Rec Center Saturday evening, Oct. 18. This year’s popular event features a new element. The Alumni Awards and Recognition Ceremony has been moved from a convocation on Friday to Saturday night as part of the Reunion Celebration.

North Central College alumnus Will Armistead producing video for Chicago Blackhawks

Will Armistead ’07/M ’09 has taken a producer position with Banner Collective, a company that creates video content for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Will Armistead ’07/M ’09 has taken a producer position with Banner Collective, a company that creates video content for the Chicago Blackhawks and other companies.

“There’s so much buzz surrounding the Blackhawks,” says Armistead. “I’m excited to provide video content for such a highly respected and recognizable organization.”

Athletic Hall of Fame: Amanda Orsburn ’02, record holder in basketball, soccer

North Central College will induct Amanda Orsburn ’02 into the Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 18 during Homecoming.

During Homecoming 2014, North Central College will induct Amanda Orsburn ’02 into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 18.

North Central honors Jeffrey Swallow ’94 with Outstanding Alumni Award

Jeffrey Swallow ’94, 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor 1994 alumnus and corporate leader Jeffrey Swallow with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming Reunion Oct. 18.

North Central College is honoring Naperville resident Jeffrey “Jeff” Swallow with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Swallow and four others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Reunion Celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

North Central College alumnus Josh Averbeck to deliver prestigious lecture at WIU

Josh Averbeck ’04 to deliver the 22nd annual Wayne N. Thompson Professor Lecture Oct. 22 at Western Illinois University.

North Central College alumnus Josh Averbeck ’04, Ph. D., will deliver the 22nd annual Wayne N. Thompson Professor Lecture Oct. 22 at Western Illinois University in Macomb.

North Central recognizes Wade Hicks, Ph.D., with alumni award

Wade Hicks, Ph.D., 2014 Alumni Recognition Award
North Central College is honoring scientist Wade Hicks, Ph.D., of Framingham, Mass., with an Alumni Recognition Award during Homecoming.

North Central College is honoring scientist Wade Hicks of Framingham, Mass., with an Alumni Recognition Award during Homecoming.

Hicks and four others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Reunion Celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

North Central College’s Alumni Recognition Award is given to a recent graduate who has excelled in his or her field in a leadership capacity.

2014 Athletic Hall of Fame: Amanda Talley ’01, multiple record holder for softball

Amanda Talley ’01, 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame
North Central College will induct Amanda Talley ’01 into the Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 18 during Homecoming.

During Homecoming 2014, North Central College will induct Amanda Talley ’01 into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 18.

North Central honors William Gossell ’54 with Outstanding Alumni Award

William Gossell '54, 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award
North Central College to honor 1954 alumnus Major General William Gossell with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award during Homecoming Reunion Oct. 18.

North Central College is honoring Major General William Gossell of Farmers Branch, Texas, with a 2014 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Gossell and four others will be honored during the College’s Homecoming Reunion Celebration from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the College’s Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St.

Prominent, bestselling authors coming to campus this fall

North Central College hosts several noted authors—some are also recognized actors, TV personalities and a musician—in partnership with Anderson’s Bookshops.

This fall, North Central College welcomes to campus several noted authors—some are also recognized actors and a musician—as part of the College’s partnership with Anderson’s Bookshops in Naperville. The authors will discuss and sign copies of their latest books.

Here’s the lineup:

2014 Athletic Hall of Fame: Andre Coleman ’94, 10-time men’s track & field All-American

Andre Coleman ’94, 2014 Athletic Hall of Fame
North Central College will induct Andre Coleman ’94 into the Athletic Hall of Fame Oct. 18 during Homecoming.

During Homecoming 2014, North Central College will induct Andre Coleman ’94 into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 18.

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