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North Central College continues to garner prestigious honors

Alicia Casacchia ’17
Students and alumna receive National Science Foundation Fellowship, Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship and Goldwater Honorable Mention.

North Central College students’ scholarship continues to pay off with recognitions and awards. Kori Sye ’16 was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship, Hannah Kramer ’15 received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and Alicia Casacchia ’17 was recognized by the Goldwater Scholarship program as a 2016 Honorable Mention.

A College on the Move

North Central gains momentum in growth, reputation, value.

Growth in new faculty, world-class facilities, outstanding academics and stellar athletic teams---these are the hallmarks of a campus community that is fiscally strong, excited about the future and focused on becoming one of America’s top colleges.

“Our students and their families become part of a dynamic campus environment, where they benefit from the value of small class sizes, faculty mentors and award-winning cocurricular activities,” said Martin Sauer, vice president for enrollment and athletics.

Matthew McCary ’10 earns prestigious National Science Foundation post-doctoral fellowship

Matthew McCary ’10 has been awarded a National Science Foundation post-doctoral fellowship for research in Iceland through the University of Wisconsin.

Biology alumnus Matthew McCary ’10 will continue his quest to become an expert researcher in environmental biology with the help of a National Science Foundation post-doctoral fellowship. McCary is completing a doctorate at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) and will use the NSF support after he graduates for a research position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison starting in January 2017. The three-year fellowship is valued at more than $200,000.

Campus, local, state, national guests celebrated the Science Center "topping out"

North Central College’s Science Center reached a construction milestone with the placement of a ceremonial final beam in Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

North Central College’s Science Center reached new heights during its construction when the campus community celebrated the hoisting and placement of a ceremonial final steel beam during a Topping-Out Celebration March 14.

Traditional among ironworkers, the ceremony is sometimes called Capping Off, or Topping Off, or Topping Out. Regardless, said President Troy D. Hammond during his remarks, “It’s a significant construction milestone that we’ve reached only because of the dedication and hard work of many, many people.”

Neuroscience presentations on drug addiction among 43 accepted for NCUR

Madison Cromwell ’17, Elaina Bartoli ’17
North Central College’s new neuroscience discipline will be represented with two projects at the 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research

A new academic minor and research discipline at North Central College will be represented for the first time at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Two of the 43 NCUR presentations will involve neuroscience research into drug usage and addiction that began in summer 2015.

North Central to hold Topping-Out Celebration for Science Center March 14

Topping-Out Celebration signals milestone in construction of North Central’s new Science Center with placement of a ceremonial final beam on the steel frame.

North Central College has reached an important marker in the construction of its new Science Center: The steel structure is near completion. To commemorate this important milestone, the College has planned a Topping-Out Celebration on March 14. “Topping out” is a term used by ironworkers to signal the final piece of steel is being hoisted into place on a large building under construction.

Annual Report 2015

This 2015 Annual Report reflects the outstanding accomplishments of North Central College in the last fiscal year.

Addition of solar thermal panels raises College to new level of ‘green’

North Central College advances mission to introduce renewable technologies and integrate sustainability initiatives by adding solar thermal panels to New Hall.

North Central College’s mission to integrate sustainability into all facets of campus life reached another milestone this week with the installation of state-of-the-art, solar thermal panels to its newest residence hall.

Mauro publishes chapter about research to understand hidden structures in complex systems

Nicholas Mauro, assistant professor of physics
Nicholas Mauro, North Central College assistant professor of physics, coauthored book chapter in “Information Science for Materials Discovery and Design.”

Nicholas Mauro, North Central College assistant professor of physics, is coauthor of a chapter in the 2016 book, “Information Science for Materials Discovery and Design,” published by Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

Mathematics major Jack Ryan ’16, 2015 Lincoln Laureate, will speak on national panel

Jack Ryan ’16
Jack Ryan ’16, North Central College’s 2015 Lincoln Laureate, was selected to speak on a national panel about integrated learning

Jack Ryan ’16, a College Scholar and Goldwater Honorable Mention, has been selected for two additional honors that recognize his multi-disciplinary academic work and service to the North Central College campus. In November, he was honored as the College’s 2015 Lincoln Laureate, which recognizes outstanding college seniors at four-year degree granting institutions in Illinois.

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