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North Central College education alumni named principals of high-achieving high schools

Brian Waterman, left, and Mark Kolkman
Alumni of North Central College’s master of arts in education program are named principals of suburban high schools with reputations for academic excellence.

Two alumni of North Central College’s master of arts in education (MAEd) program are assuming leadership positions at suburban Chicago high schools with reputations for academic excellence.

Brian Waterman is the new principal of Lyons Township High School in LaGrange while Mark Kolkman is becoming principal of Hinsdale Central High School. Both earned their master’s degrees in educational leadership at North Central College, Waterman in 2004 and Kolkman in 2002. Both positions are effective with the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

North Central College presents works by photographer Bernard J. Kleina through March 2

North Central College will showcase works by photographer Bernard J. Kleina in the exhibit “The Chicago Freedom Movement Photography” Jan. 17 through March 2.

North Central College will showcase works by photographer Bernard J. Kleina in the exhibit “The Chicago Freedom Movement Photography” Jan. 17 through March 2.

Annual Snow Bowl fundraiser for Tyson Center is Feb. 7

Students, alumni, community members are invited to the Snow Bowl, a night of bowling and networking to benefit the Tyson Resource Center for future educators.

Community members are invited to enjoy an evening of bowling, fun and fundraising with North Central College education students and alumni to support a valuable resource for future educators.

Teach First program at North Central College is focus of video

Ruth Ramos ’04
The Dunham Fund showcases its partnership with the Teach First program in a video featuring North Central College educators and students.

The Dunham Fund has showcased its partnership with the Teach First program at North Central College in a video titled “The Dunham Fund: Proud Partner of Teach First.” It features interviews with various North Central educators, including Julie Carballo, director of the Teach First program, students who are Dunham Scholars, and two graduates who are teaching in the East Aurora District 131.

Visit dunhamfund.org or YouTube to view the video.

Students encouraged to apply early for Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP)

Students are encouraged to file Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms early to qualify for Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) funds.

Funding for the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) has shrunk in recent years, while the number of applicants has grown, making it necessary for students to file Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms earlier than ever.

“Because we don’t have enough money to fund everyone who’s eligible for MAP, students will have the best chance of getting aid if they file their FAFSA as soon after Jan. 1 as they’re able,” says Katharine Gricevich, a spokesman for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

North Central College students achieve Dean’s List honors for fall term

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2013 fall term.

North Central College has named its Dean’s List of scholars for the 2013 fall term. To be eligible for the Dean’s List, undergraduate students must maintain a grade-point average of 3.6 (4.0=A) for the term and be enrolled as full-time students.

The following students were named to the Dean’s List for fall term:

Alexandra A'Hearn
Bethlehem Abdissa
Kayla Acton
Ethan Adlfinger
Carolyn Aikens
Joshua Albright
Julie Albright
Monica Alexander
Wali Ali
Alyssa Allgood
Lina Alvino
Jeffrey Andersen

North Central College is among top colleges in shaping the next generation

Emily Padilla, a 2010 graduate in elementary education, minor in Spanish
North Central College is recognized as a top college for teacher education in Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college data.

North Central College has been recognized as a top college for teacher education in the state of Illinois by The College Database, a comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data.

The Online College Database’s new ranking, “Top Colleges in Illinois Shaping the Next Generation,” honors the post-secondary institutions in the state that graduated the most education and teaching professionals during the 2012 school year.

Registration for North Central’s winter/spring Community Education courses is underway

North Central College’s Community Education 2014 winter/spring program offers a variety of courses to enhance careers and interests for adults and children.

Registration is underway for North Central College’s winter/spring Community Education program. The lineup of inexpensive, noncredit courses is designed for professionals seeking to advance their careers, families with children who want to learn a foreign language, and hobbyists interested in home décor and photography, and much more.

“We're excited to provide youth and adult community members of all ages with a wide range of course offerings, across a variety of subjects,” said Deanna Taylor, the College’s program director of Community Education.

Higher education group publishes article about North Central College global learning initiative

The group Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has published an article highlighting a North Central College global learning initiative.

The group Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education has published an article highlighting a North Central College global learning initiative.

The article, “Civic Learning on a Global Scale: The Middle East as a Learning Lab,” is authored by Whitney Roberts ’08, M ’13, assistant director of ministry and service.

North Central College showcases works by artist Deborah Orloff through Jan. 9

North Central College showcases works by artist Deborah Orloff in the exhibit “Holzwege” through Jan. 9.

North Central College showcases works by artist Deborah Orloff in the exhibit “Holzwege” Nov. 10 through Jan. 9.

The exhibit is free and open to the public in the College’s Oesterle Library Gallery, 320 E. School St., Naperville. An artist reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9; complimentary refreshments will be served.

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