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North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst named Illinois Teacher of the Year

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
The Illinois State Board of Education has named North Central alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst recipient of the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year Award.

Oct. 24, 2011—North Central College alumnus Josh Stumpenhorst is the 2011-2012 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Stumpenhorst earned his undergraduate degree in social science and secondary education at North Central College. He teaches language arts and social science to sixth-graders at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville Community Unit School District 203. He credits his experience at North Central for helping him achieve success as an educator.

New book celebrates 150-year history of North Central College

North Central College's Sesquicentennial is celebrated and explored in the new book, “North Central College: 150 Years. A Promising Start.”

Oct. 20, 2011—A new book celebrates the 150-year history of North Central College.

The book, “North Central College: 150 Years. A Promising Start.” traces the College’s history from the founders who established the school in 1861 through present day.

North Central College students prepare for careers in health sciences and medicine

Rebecca Kirk
North Central pre-health students receive preparation in academics, research opportunities, field experiences, personal counseling and placement assistance.

Oct. 19, 2011—At North Central College, pre-health students get a full dose of preparation: academics, research opportunities, field experiences, personal counseling and placement assistance.

Rebecca Kirk, a junior with majors in biochemistry and psychology, has had her heart set on becoming a doctor for as long as she can remember. “I’ve wanted to become a pediatrician since the day I was born,” she says.

Chemical & Engineering News features new chemical microscopy degree

Marissa Bartz and Charles A. Zona
North Central College’s new chemical microscopy degree is featured in Chemical & Engineering News, a publication of the American Chemical Society.

North Central College’s new chemical microscopy degree is featured in a two-page spread in the Oct. 17 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, a journal of the American Chemical Society.

The article describes how North Central College is offering the nation’s first four-year degree in chemical microscopy through a partnership with Hooke College of Applied Sciences in Westmont.

North Central alum Andrew Phillips joins front office of pro team

Andrew Phillips, 2009 graduate in English, print journalism
Andrew Phillips, a 2009 North Central College graduate, will join the front office of the Akron Racers pro softball team as director of marketing and PR.

Oct. 19, 2011—Andrew Phillips, a 2009 North Central College graduate, is joining the front office of the professional softball team the Akron Racers as director of marketing and public relations.

Prior to accepting a position with the Racers, Phillips worked with another National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) team, the Chicago Bandits. While a student at North Central, Phillips interned with the Bandits for two years before assuming the role of director of public relations, social media and ticket sales after graduation.

A Master at Work

Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock performed a mix of jazz standards and technological wizardry in Wentz Concert Hall.

Herbie Hancock joined the list of legendary artists to perform in Wentz Concert Hall when he delivered an eclectic mix of jazz standards and technological wizardry on Oct. 29.

The performance was a rare solo show by Hancock, who performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age 11 and who joined the band of jazz great Miles Davis at age 23.

“There’s a reason I waited until I was 71 years old to do a solo tour,” Hancock told the audience at the start of his show. “I like the interaction of playing with a band, the collaboration.”

North Central College honors J. Charles Eldridge with Outstanding Alumni Award

North Central College is honoring J. Charles Eldridge of Wake Forest, N.C., with a 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award.

This is the third of five weekly installments profiling individuals who will receive Alumni Awards & Recognition on Nov. 11 during North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Homecoming Celebration.

Oct. 18, 2011—North Central College is honoring J. Charles Eldridge of Wake Forest, N.C., with a 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award.

Regis Philbin joins Sesquicentennial Author Series at North Central

Regis Philbin
Author, entertainer Regis Philbin will discuss his new memoir “How I Got This Way” Dec. 1 as part of North Central College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series.

North Central College will host a talk by author, entertainer Regis Philbin Dec. 1 as part of the College’s Sesquicentennial Author Series presented by Anderson’s Bookshops.

Children’s book character Ramona Quimby takes the stage Dec. 3 at North Central College

North Central College on Dec. 3 presents “Ramona Quimby,” a musical theatre production based on the children’s book by Beverly Cleary.

North Central College welcomes children and families for two performances of “Ramona Quimby,” a musical theatre production based on the award-winning children’s book by Beverly Cleary.

DuPage Symphony Orchestra presents “Bold and Beautiful” Nov. 19 at North Central

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra performs second concert of the season featuring rising violinist Elena Urioste.

The DuPage Symphony Orchestra welcomes emerging violinist Elena Urioste in “Bold and Beautiful” Nov. 19 at North Central College.

As the second of five DuPage Symphony Orchestra (DSO) performances this season, “Bold and Beautiful” continues the celebration of great music, stupendous soloists and superb musicians, all under the masterful direction of Maestra Barbara Schubert. Schubert has been honored this year for her 25 years of services to the DSO.

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