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North Central College honors this year's outstanding alumni

Rachel Louise Snyder ’92, Joseph Mallon ’80, J.D., C.P.A., and Nathan Montgomery ’00, M.D., Ph.D., are honored for excelling in their careers and their service.

This year’s three outstanding North Central College alumni may have seemed unlikely award winners when they first came to campus as freshmen. One was a high school dropout and two came to run and be part of championship cross country and track and field teams.

Not so many years later, each one has achieved great success in their professional careers. Each is a testament to the lifelong value of a liberal arts education.

Members of North Central’s German Club mentor local high school students

German Club members
German Club students work with District 308 high schools as part of an outreach program to promote the German language and culture.

There is a lot to learn about the German culture besides “Guten tag,” wurst sausage and lederhosen. North Central College’s German Club has learned the language, researched the lifestyle and even studied abroad for the full experience.

With their knowledge and personal stories, members of the German Club have worked to create an outreach program with local high schools to encourage young students to continue taking German into their college career.

Top number of North Central students chosen by employers for interviews

Klariza Alvaran '13
Some 29 North Central students were selected for 52 actual interviews—more than any other college represented at ISCPA Fall Interview Day.

North Central College’s Office of Career Development helped students prepare for the Illinois Small College Placement Association (ISCPA) Fall Interview Day on Oct. 14. Students pursuing degrees in business, economics, actuarial science, accounting, finance and more had the opportunity to interview for jobs and internships with some 22 companies, including Ace Hardware, Allstate Insurance, Aon Corporation, Caterpillar, Deloitte, McGladrey, Sikich and many more.

Record number of students pass actuarial science exams

Tyler Bixby ’16
North Central College faculty helped prepare a record 11 students who passed the industry’s tough actuarial science exams, giving them a professional edge.

North Central College faculty helped prepare a record 11 students who passed actuarial exams this summer: Shane Coate ’17, Nicholas Drendel ’16, Roman Gilbert ’16 (two exams), Kenneth Hoffman ’16, Phillip Klimaitis ’18, Connor Oats ’18, Miguel Purgimon Colell ’16, Melissa Reuter ’17, Daniel Rotolo ’17, Kevin Schroeder ’16 and Nathaniel Wuthrich ’16.

Broadcast communication major Eduardo Sanchez takes on the “Big Apple”

Eduardo Sanchez '16
Working in New York City, senior Eduardo Sanchez completed a summer internship with NBC News Network as the assignment desk intern.

One of the best ways for students to get a jump start on their careers is by interning in their field of interest.

Senior Eduardo Sanchez spent his summer in New York City interning at NBC News Network on its assignment desk. A broadcast communication major, he took to the “Big Apple” to develop his skills as a journalist, working on breaking news, gathering user-generated content and staying up-to-date on what was happening around the country and worldwide.

Students sharpen marketing skills during internships with Chicago Fire

North Central College students gain valuable business experience through internships with the Chicago Fire professional soccer team.

North Central College students are sharpening their skills in marketing and other business fields through internships with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club.

The CHAMPS Ambassador program, launched earlier this year, is the latest development in a long-term relationship between North Central College and Chicago’s professional soccer team. The Fire played its home games in the College’s stadium in 2002-2003 while Soldier Field was renovated.

New program encourages minority students pursuing mathematics careers

Marco V. Martinez, assistant professor of mathematics
North Central College minority students in math get a boost from a new program that invites professional mathematicians to discuss their research.

North Central College minority students pursuing careers in mathematics are getting a boost from a new program that invites professional mathematicians to discuss their research with students.

WONC station managers rapidly advance in broadcast careers

Kevin Jackman ’14, Russell Tanzillo ’15
Two former WONC radio station managers land positions at popular Chicago outlets, and current station manager earns reputable broadcast award.

Former and current station managers of North Central College’s student-led radio station WONC-FM 89.1 are quickly rising to the top. Kevin Jackman ’14 and Russell Tanzillo ’15 have landed coveted broadcast positions at leading Chicago radio stations, and Samuel Reiman ’16 was awarded a prestigious broadcast award.

Staff members participate in military immersion training

Named a military-friendly school since 2012, North Central continues to advance its services to student veterans and trains staff in military services.

With increasing numbers of military veterans participating in higher education, including here at North Central College, new ways to better connect and relate to student veterans are necessary to ensure their seamless transition into upper-level learning.

Paintings by Chicago artist are displayed in Oesterle Library Gallery

North Central College features oil paintings depicting cultural influences from the life of artist Stella Zee in exhibit Aug. 24-Oct. 8.

The talents of Chicago artist Stella Zee will be showcased at North Central College in an exhibit of her work Aug. 24 through Oct. 8.

The free exhibit will be displayed in North Central’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St. Zee will greet visitors at a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13; complimentary refreshments will be served.

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